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.
Matt Roney, Research Associate here at Earth Policy Institute, discusses the global food supply on WYNC's Leonard Lopate show with Glenn Denning, Director at the Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development for the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Posted February 17, 2012.