Chinese Military Ordered to Fight Climate Change…by Planting Trees

China's military fights climate change - plants trees

China’s military is planting a forest the size of Ireland this year

Now that is a good use of military might!

China continues to step into a leadership role on climate change. With a goal of increasing the country’s forest coverage, they reassigned over 60,000 troops to plant trees in the area around Beijing (to reduce its notoriously brutal air pollution).

According to the head of the State Forestry Administration, Zhang Jianlong, China may plant a forest the size of California by 2035.

Zhang also sent out a strong and enticing call to anyone who may be able to help saying, “Companies, organizations, and talent that specialize in greening work are all welcome to join in the country’s massive greening campaign…Cooperation between government and social capital will be put on the priority list.”

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