Sep 15, 2022

How China Tried to Turn the Desert Green (and Why it Went Wrong)

In 1978, the Chinese government drew up a plan to plant a wall of more than 66 billion trees 4,500 kilometers long to block desert expansion, shield against sand storms, and offset carbon emissions.

Learn more about the successes and failures of this project, and how the misunderstanding of both ecosystems – forest and desert – led to devastating consequences.

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