Shared March 4, 2013
"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, 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.
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.
Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate
Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews
Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED
Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksD...
Running out of Time | Documentary on Holistic Management
Regreening the desert with John D. Liu - Docu - 2012
New Forbidden Locations Documentary 2019 Mysterious Anomalies That Defy Rational Explanation
Top 5 Most POWERFUL Speeches You Need To Hear Today | Goalcast
This country isn't just carbon neutral — it's carbon negative | Tshering Tobgay
9 Events That Will Happen Before 2050!
THEY KEPT THIS HIDDEN | This Is What Archaeologists Don't Want You To Know | Graham Hancock
Battery Powered Homes | Renewable Solar Energy Storage
Sir Martin Rees: Earth in its final century?
Can sheep save the planet? Yes - says Allan Savory!
Digging a Shallow Well
What happens when our computers get smarter than we are? | Nick Bostrom