The Green Wall

Finally, after war, genocide, corruption, institutionalized racism tribalism and vuvuzelas, some good news from Africa!

I’m not talking about the return of the Sandmonkey because that was last month so it doesn’t count as news anymore, I’m talking about Africa using its resources for something constructive. The Green Wall of Africa, an 8000 km wall of drought-resistant trees to stop the advance of the Sahara desert. Of course it remains to be seen whether the wall will actually be build and it’s always possible the project will end up being paid for by Europe, but I’d like to be positive on this one. The wall will (in theory, it’s probably to thin in reality) be visible from space and may have a major impact on the Earth’s climate.

Here’s to hoping for more trees and less AK’s in Africa.

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