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 answers questions at the 2011 SAM Forum in Switzerland on sustainability. To access the webcast, click here and select from drop-down list whether you are a private/professional investor, then which country. This will then direct you to the web page with the various webcasts. Lester is featured in the first video. Posted November 22, 2011.