Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Allan Savory's TED Talk: How to green the desert and reverse climate change

Allan Savory

This presentation has been going around the "Permaculture World" for the last month. It is amazing. This is a must watch video if you have any interest in repairing our broken ecosystems.

From the TED website:
“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And it's happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert. 

Allan Savory works to promote holistic management in the grasslands of the world





6 comments:

  1. Great TED Talk. Makes me wish I had a huge herd of mammals to release on the landscape.

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    1. Hi Nicholas, I may add 'a large herd of mammals and their pack hunting predators', in whose absence those same grazing animals would create a loss of biodiversity and so deserts. Man with the right management can take part of the predator role.

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