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 discusses progress on wind, solar and geothermal energy on E&E TV's On Point. As shifting weather patterns and weather-related disasters become more prevalent, food insecurity is a growing concern. Brown explains why he believes food security is "the weak link" for our civilization.