- Gordon Dumoulin
Another 'green' wall being built in China...
18,000 hectares (180km2, the size of Carribbean island Aruba) of 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀 will be created and restored by 2025 along the coast line of China.
Source video : World Economic Forum
It will make China one of the few countries with a 𝗻𝗲𝘁 𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲. Mangroves store more carbon per acre than rainforests and purify ocean water. 𝗔 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝘀𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗺𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝟯𝟱,𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝘀. But when mangrove forests are being destroyed, they emit carbon which has been stored for centuries.
The largest green wall in China, called the "Great Green Wall" or "Three-North Shelter Forest Program" is being built since already almost five decades (since 1978) along the border of the Gobi desert with approximately 70 billion trees and shrubs planted to date.
The "Great Green Wall" is scheduled for completion around 2050 with a length of about 4,500 km.
Movie source : World Economic Forum
Picture 1 source : https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318991130_A_mangrove_forest_map_of_China_in_2015_Analysis_of_time_series_Landsat_78_and_Sentinel-1A_imagery_in_Google_Earth_Engine_cloud_computing_platform
Picture 2 source : https://widerimage.reuters.com/story/the-great-green-wall-chinas-farmers-push-back-the-desert-one-tree-at-a-time
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