China Announces That It Will Cover Nearly A Quarter Of The Country In Forest By 2020…

China Announces That It Will Cover Nearly A Quarter Of The Country In Forest By 2020...


China has announced, via a United Nations report, that it will be covering nearly a quarter of the country with forests by 2020.  The plan is to turn China into an “ecological civilization” and function as a model for future building projects.

“The outdated view that man can conquer nature and ignore the bearing capacity of resources and the environment should be completely abandoned,” said Zhu Guangyao, executive vice president of the Chinese Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association. “Conscientious efforts should be made to live in harmony with nature, allowing for a new approach to modernization characterized by such co-existence.”

China Announces That It Will Cover Nearly A Quarter Of The Country In Forest By 2020...



The report also indicated that by 2020 the country plans on cutting water consumption by 23 percent, energy consumption by 15 percent and carbon emissions per unit of GDP by 18 percent.

There is also action to restore 35 percent of the natural shorelines, increase prairie vegetation coverage by 56 percent and reclaim more than half of reclaimable desert in the country. (Via Minds)

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A little concerned to hear this coming from China. We’re hearing “harmony” and forgetting that this is a country that still practices infanticide and imprisons families for having too many children.

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It’s really difficult to get excited about forests in China when they are simply moving their very toxic industry practices to Africa…not improving just inflicting it on other peoples…

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Meanwhile, here in Australia, the crows fly backwards to keep the dust out of their eyes. ???? ????

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And most people will be killed by smog in 2019.

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Never underestimate the Chinese

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News flash, planting forest while destroying the existing habitat doesn’t solve shit

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    News flash: doing nothing is worse than planting new trees.

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    Tim, hate to break it to you but clearly you don’t understand how the planet works.

    Explain how planting even 100% of China with forest will help? You do understand that animals have adapted over thousands of years to live in certain conditions correct? Ripping that out and replacing it with “forest” will destroy thousands upon thousands of mini ecosystems. Absolutely devastating the environment…

    Go ahead and please tell me how China gets the majority of its power, and how continuing that is sustainable or logical, when you’re trying to clean up the environment.

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    I understand perfectly, but these are two separate issues we are talking about here.

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    I understand perfectly, but these are two separate issues we are talking about here.

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The most populous country China, aspires to turn its lands into forest! While the 2nd most populous country India aspires to go cashless!!

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    Cashless? No thanks…..Just another way to follow you and spy on you. I can see it now……”hmmmm this says you bought 2 Twinkies last Tuesday. You know that isn’t in the diet plan we created for you. Now this means your insurance premiums will have to go up too.”

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They should also clean up their rivers…

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    The manifesto and philosophy are brilliant. If they achieve half of this it will be great. Hopefully it will inspire more of this.

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    They’re only trying to catch up with you!

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