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 talks about the significance of tar sands exploitation, the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, and his vision for a carbon-free future. Visit Above All Else to learn more about their documentary film, directed by John Fiege, and their fight to stop KXL.