Did you know? China is planting a belt of trees to protect land from the expanding Gobi Desert. This Great Green Wall is projected to extend some 4,480 kilometers (2,800 miles), stretching from outer Beijing through Inner Mongolia (Nei Monggol). Unfortunately, recent pressures to expand food production appear to have slowed this tree planting initiative. For more information view the text and data in Chapter 8 of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
"Brown presents his compelling arguments in straightforward language, buttressed with numerous facts, statistics and graphs," writes Joseph Chamie, former director of the United Nations Population Division, in his review of Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity.