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Old 07-17-14, 09:10 PM
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The Great Green Wall of Africa

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The Great Wall of China was built over a millennium to ward off nomadic raiders. With Africa's farmlands threatened by an enemy more pernicious than any Mongolian horde, Senegal is leading a 12-nation cooperative effort to erect a living defense system aptly named the Great Green Wall of Africa.

The Sahara is currently the second largest desert in size, only smaller than Antarctica. However, unlike its frozen relative, the Sahara is actually expanding. The United Nations estimates that, by 2025, two thirds of Africa's arable land will be covered in Saharan sand, vastly expanding the current 9 million square kilometers. Even if these predictions prove aggressive, the effects of farmland destruction on a continent already hard-pressed for food would be devastating on any level.
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Old 07-17-14, 10:21 PM
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Okay, this isn't making sense in my head. You can't "stop" a desert. The desert isn't flowing south. It's getting bigger. It don't care bout no wall. Water stops desert. If there was water to feed the wall, the desert wouldn't be growing.

Eh, whatever. It would look cool from an airplane so I hope they do it. Oprah will give millions to it as long as they call it "Oprah's Belt." I prefer "The Great Wall of Djibouti" because it's fun saying Djibouti.
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