A 4,300 mile long and 9 mile wide green wall of trees is being planted across the Sahara desert of Africa. When complete this wall will span the entire width of the continent and encompass 11 African Nations who have committed to participate in the Great Green Wall Initiative (GGW). With this project, communities can see how coming together on large scale environmental issues can produce viable solutions that have a model base derived from nature. Edges between two ecosystem, like the desert and the man made forest line, provide the most ecological diversity which results in a resiliency and tolerance to weathering climate extremes. The success of this project is predicated on humans encouraging and enhancing this system not destroying or degrading it over time. To find out more about this project visit: http://www.thegef.org/gef/great-green-wall
We can officially stop wondering if there is a “consensus” on global warming among scientists. A new study by James Lawrence Powell found only a single dissenter out of 9,136 authors who denied that global warming was man-made. Powell looked at more than 2,000 studies published in peer-reviewed journals from November 2012 through December 2013 and came up with just one that didn’t believe in man-made global warming.
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