Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh
more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!
Oh yes, acacia trees.
They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.
And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.
And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.
Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.
So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.
Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).
This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.
THIS is an incredible display of human knowledge and ingenuity.
Karma by Do Ho-Suh at New Orleans Sculpture Art Museum.
This needs to be brought to attention IMMEDIATELY!!!!!
I don’t even understand what they’re expecting anymore. if they can lie to us to our face and us KNOW the truth, what power do we have , then?
I’M ASKING YOU TO READ THESE PROFILES
I’m so. SO FUCKING DONE. HAVE YOU SEEN 3’S REAL NAME?
FUCKING SANBAN. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT FUCKING MEANS?
THIRD. THAT’S WHAT IT MEANS. THIIIIIIIRD.
HER SIRNAME IS HER ACTUAL CODENAME IN JAPANESE I’M DONE
actually, all their names hint back to their numbers. number one’s last name is uno, which means one. number two’s name is hoagie p. gilligan, jr. he’s the second hoagie p. gilligan. number five’s name is abigail lincoln. lincoln is the president on the five dollar bill. actually, the only one i can’t figure out is number four. any ideas???
beetles —> beatles aka the beatles !
four member band