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.
Podcast of Lester Brown and Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg at the the Post Carbon Institute discussing developments in alternative energy and a path towards a sustainable future in the premier episode of the Post Carbon Exchange series. Posted March 26, 2010.