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.
Minnesota Public Radio podcast, "Environmentalist Lester Brown Lays Out His Plan for Saving the Planet," of Brown's presentation at the University of Minnesota on Monday, November 16, 2009. Broadcast November 17, 2009.