14 Mar 2013

Must-see TED talk

I love TED talks - I've mentioned them a fair few times before and tweet them often - this talk is totally inspiring and I urge all to see it...

How to green the desert and reverse climate change.....“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.


6 comments:

DocRichard said...

I first saw this about 5 days ago, and now I keep bumping into it. It seems almost too good to be true, but well worth looking at in depth.

Philip Booth said...

It does but it also seems to make sense that it could be a big part of answer...

Julian said...

Similar is already being applied locally - like much in environmental engineering, the 'counter-intuitive' very often applies.

Julian said...

Film here for streaming, showing similar and complementary approaches for arable across Australia : https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B22I7EPwHUYTeThfa1E2Wk45bGM/edit?usp=sharing

Julian said...

and here : http://www.pfla.org.uk/

Philip Booth said...

Yes Pasture fed beef launched in Stroud

http://ruscombegreen.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/pastoral-beef-initiative-launched-in.html