Sunday, July 10, 2022

A Great Start on the Great Green Wall

 Fighting back on the front lines of climate change
Watercolour and crayon
©2022 Charlene Brown

'Fighting Back' is based on a combination of internet images of the Great Green Wall in Niger, Senegal and Mali.

This African-led initiative, launched just 15 years ago in 2007, has made amazing progress on the ambitious plan to grow and/or restore an 8000km belt of biodiversity across the continent from Senegal on the Atlantic to Djibouti on the Red Sea. This formerly lush region (as represented in the photo below), known as the Sahel, had already fallen victim to some of the challenges that humanity could be facing this century  desertification, drought, food shortages, migration and international terrorism.

Wall In Hatshepsut’s temple at Dier el-Bahri near Luxor, Egypt
showing lush gardens in the Land of Punt, a country on the Red Sea in what is now Sudan.

©2008 Charlene Brown