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.
Check out EPI's Director of Research, Janet Larsen, on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann. They discuss the World Bank's warning of a 7 degree temperature rise by 2100 and other climate change issues. Watch the first twelve minutes to see the full interview.