It has long been known that China, competitor with America for world's largest economy, has been one of the most harmful countries for the world in terms of global warming, pollution, and climate change. But in the past couple years China has tried to make up for it's global footprint and has spent billions on the world's largest reforestation program.
China's reforestation program, called Grain-for-Green, has attempted to restore 28 million hectares into wild forest in attempts to combat soil erosion and revitalize land. Forests are a very diverse and ever changing environment, but new studies by Princeton University reveal that much of the artificial forests planted by the Chinese contain only one type of tree. The research finds that having a single species of tree in the forests does nothing to enhance bio diversity and can in some cases even harm natural wildlife. The Chinese government should add more funds to the program to ensure that the job is done right - allowing for nature to take over and make these "artificial" forests wild again.