The Green Wall of China

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THE PROBLEM:

  • Desert storms from Central Asia are causing global destruction
  • Every spring, dust from China's northern deserts is carried eastward by the wind and blasted in Bejing 
  • This causes houses, cars and people to by coated in a layer of a choking blanket of particles
  • City hospitals become packed with patients suffering from respiratory ailments
  • The Gobi desert is rapidly growing and the dunes are now within 150 miles of Bejing 

HOW THE PROBLEM HAPPENS:

  • Desertification from overgrazing, deforestation and drought, which all create a layer of mobile topsoil 

THE PLAN:

  • The plan is the Green Great Wall - 2,800 mile network of forest belts designed to stop the sands
  • Trees should serve as a windbreak and prohibit the desert from advancing
  • Chinese officials predicted that within a decade the effort will 'terminate expansion of new desertification caused by human factors'
  • Also claim that by 2050, much of the…

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