My takeaway is that we must educate and voice the topic of climate change more often, especially in media/the press, in order for these environmental issues to be heard and solved. I had no idea that there was even a desert expansion issue occurring in China until i found this article. One of the most common issues of climate change in the media is that the polar ice caps are melting. That is a huge topic no doubt, but i feel as if the media has neglected many other occurrences of climate change as well. This desert issue is something big that needs to be reported but issues like these aren't prioritized in the news. I too often see headlines linked to Donald Trump, or something along the lines of who won American Idol, where these topics seem to be distractions from what we are really about to face in the near future: a major global crisis. If we don't act soon there will be extinctions in the masses and lands that were once habitable. This will only backlash on us economically and environmentally. There's a group of people in the U.S. who believe that many human activities aren't harming the environment. That way of thinking is very outdated and inconsiderate as they all seem to be old enough to the point where this great crisis will not happen in their lifetime, so they think "Why should we care?". If we, as the human race, don't set our priorities straight soon then who knows what our future will look like.