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.
Knowledge is power
ACTUAL STORYBOOK LESBIAN ROMANCE
J’ai demandé à Internet de me proposer des combattants. Voici le résultat.
So I asked the Internet “suggest me ideas for fun fights” and here’s the result.
WHAT A GOOD
Because the ballet tag features too many people of only one body type. Let’s not pretend you need to be a certain weight to be able to perform fouetté en tournant.
This is for my mom, who told me when I was seven years old that I was too fat to be a ballerina.
How badass is this woman. OMG. She is balancing more than 200 lbs on one toe.
That is skill, ladies and gents.
What was that? Fat people are lazy and weak and OH SORRY I CAN’T HEAR YOU OVER THE AWESOMENESS THAT IS THIS PICTURE.
Holy shit, the headband and the sunglasses. This has made my day.
(this was taken after her first one)
Me: “She wants to know if you can please hold this for her second photo?”
T (reads it and laughs): “yeah!! Of course!”
In the autograph room later Tyler got the photo passed to him, gave this huge smile and looked up really quick
T: “hi again, sweetie. This is great. You stole my job”
J: “I know”
T: “What am I meant to do when I go back now?”
J: “I don’t know but I’m the alpha now.”
T: “Yes, you are. Can you run a pack?”
J: “Yes. Better than you can.”
T (while laughing): “I’m sure you can. I guess I have some time off now. Thank you so much.”