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.
Ode Magazine's Special Copenhagen edition features "Not Waiting for the West" by Lester Brown. 75,000 copies of this edition are being given to delegates, business leaders, activists and other influencers at the UN Climate Change Conference. Posted December 4, 2009.