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.
The following four YouTube clips from a recent lecture Lester Brown gave on Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization will take you into the heart of the Plan B message. The presentation was to the Chemical Society of Washington.
Our Challenge to Save Civilization
Melting Ice and Shrinking Glaciers
Failing States: Early Sign of Decline
Cutting Carbon Emissions 80 Percent by 2020