Why is Africa building a Great Green Wall? BBC News

Why is Africa building a Great Green Wall? BBC News

Eleven countries are planting a wall of trees from east to west across Africa, just under the southern edge of the Sahara desert.
The goal is to fight the effects of climate change by reversing desertification.
A film by Amelia Martyn-Hemphill for BBC World Hacks.

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  1. Every Nation should have such large projects involving all states and provinces with local governements, NGOs and corporates unitedly for the common good in a cooperative manner sharing best practices. Mankind is advancing towards a more ALTRUISTIC society from CAPITALISTIC society in few decades, with the formation of ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT under UN, with Global democracy and ONE WORLD ECONOMY, in this Internet age.

  2. Why don't extend the wall for more than 15 Km? Why not 100Km? Why not 500Km, creating a new rain forest? Could it start new business and become self sustained? And what about UN could finance this project?

  3. Once groundcover is established, encourage wildflower planting and the insects will return. Then you're on the right track. Consider lakes, small ponds and watch your ecosystem change. Grasslands will reappear, cattle can be installed giving a great return on food and organic fertilizer. The climate will naturally become wetter and after a while, you've returned nature back to its original state. Minimal upkeep is required once a balance is restored.

  4. These are good things planted trees and growing vegetables and making a garden desert grow. With trees and other animals will return to it there's more food. More trees Morris Day And it might keep the desert bat.

  5. I know the pole shift going to happen in my lifetime. But they're saying the North Pole and South Pole used to be tropical. I don't know if that was because the land move. Or North and South Pole shifted and it wasn't exactly North and South Bend.

  6. It's kinda funny yet also sad because while the Amazon rainforest is being destroyed at least this country is trying to grow something instead of just tearing something apart.

  7. Can anyone say "MONEY–PIT"???….Its been a desert forever and planting trees in the desert won't keep the elements from consuming the trees so good luck with that!!!

  8. May God give you all Health, Wealth and protection, also give them strength and happiness so they can keep up Gods " Natures " work…every human being should do the same so our future kids & grand kids can live much better life then we do, so pls at least each plant one tree. I am part of ( plant 20 million trees ) and will do until i can't move no more. God bless you All.

  9. North Africa and south of Europe and middle east r gonna get hit so hard by this desertification and harsh climate change, but nothing serious is coming from them, such a shame!!

  10. So no one thinks this could possibly have a negative impact on the actual environment. There is a reason certain parts of this world have the environment they have all the dry desert land for a reason you do not change the environment in this manner

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