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.
Janet Larsen, Director of Research, contributes to the National Journal's Blog on Energy and Environment, titled "A Paler Shade of Green?" Her response - "Americans Do Care About Climate." Posted March 22, 2010.