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.
Lester Brown was recently interviewed by John Vidal of the Observer on the topic of food scarcity and his new book Full Planet, Empty Plates. "This situation is not going to go away," said Brown. Check out the full article for more on the new geopolitics of food.