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.
Professor John Wiseman of the University of Melbourne and co-founder of Post Carbon Pathways recently interviewed Lester about his views on the twin challenges of climate change and global population stabilization. Lester points to some hopeful signs and positive trends in the U.S., including declining automobile sales and improving fuel efficiency. Download the full transcript here.