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.
With new options for cleaner, cheaper sustainable energy, Lester Brown and Ted Turner say it’s time to say goodbye to fossil fuels. During an “Armchair Conversation” on the state of the world at the 10th annual ARE Day summit in Aspen, Colorado, both Brown and Turner agreed that in order to get more businesses to convert to renewables, one of the most important steps would be changing our tax system so that the income tax is lower and the carbon tax is higher. Read the full article from the Aspen Times here.