China’s ‘Great Green Wall’: Farmers are planting trees to hold back the desert

Since 1978, China has been planting millions of trees in an ambitious project to halt the growing Gobi Desert.

Many of those planting the trees are farmers who make their living on the edge of the desert and whose livelihoods depend on the success of the project.

But as sandstorms mount and activists warn that tree planting alone won’t stop global warming, some are beginning to lose hope.

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