A Team of Maverick Engineers Want to Roll the Geological Clock Back on Sinai and Replace Desert with Lush Greenery

Sinai Desert/Florian Prischl, CC license

A pioneering Dutch land engineer wants to turn the Sinai Desert into the Sinai Forest, using techniques demonstrated on a mass scale in China.

Theorizing that since it’s been confirmed that even primitive human activity can  permanently degrade a landscape, with effort it should be perfectly plausible to return a landscape to a greener, more watered state too.

Green Gold, a documentary covering the transformation of the dry, arid deserts of the Loess Plateau in China into green productive farmland, has Dutch morphologist and former dredger—whose CV includes work on Dubai’s artificial islands—thinking he might do the same in the Biblical land of Sinai, where Egypt meets…



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