How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory

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"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.

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Sebastian Fernandez

Well now it makes sense why the American Great Plains are desertifying, because we killed all the buffalo which kept the land in shape.

2 years ago | [YT] | 2,402

General G. Washington

6 years later in 2019 - Isn’t taught in schools. This lesson should be shown in every school and science class worldwide. This lesson should be mandatory.

1 month ago | [YT] | 502

Adam Jarvis

Breaking news...... Nature takes care of itself better than human scientists, wow what a revelation.

2 months ago | [YT] | 137

sarokar

Youtube should recommend this to every user out there.

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 412

Constant

This was 7 years ago... We need to get this going.

2 months ago | [YT] | 494

DiyCraftProject

how am i only hearing this in 2019

3 months ago | [YT] | 1,547

Ash _

I have volunteered on a vast cattle property that was used as a test case for holistic management and I can tell you it works.
If you have any doubts you need only visit the fenceline.

1 week ago | [YT] | 36

Landwolf

Animal feces contain ammonia, during heavy rainfall they mix, containg the building blocks for healthy vegetable land.


It's mind boggling that people still don't understand how the ecosystem works, plants need animals, humans need animals, too much or too less of anything is harmful, don't reinvent the wheel but realign it!

2 months ago | [YT] | 219

Dez

We can fix climate change with two words: Grass and grazing.

3 days ago | [YT] | 4

Imnotalone Heswithme

I’m willing to bet that CO2 has played a role in the greening of the earth. NASA satisfies have shown the expanding of aired areas.

CO2 is the building block for life. From oxygen to water, plant growth, higher yields at harvest time.

Solar cycles and the number of flares or sunspots have been the greatest determinate of our climate. Research solar cycle 14-17. Take note of the third year in solar cycle 17.

2 days ago | [YT] | 4

Brendon Walker

I live in Florida Panhandle and the soil is pure sand. I have some horse and began to spread the soiled hay and manure as ground cover to firm the soil and create some surface cohesion in the sand. I did this, for those reasons, maybe four or five years. This year, after the rains, my entire property grew green grass! Seen from google earth, my place looked like a brown postage stamp on a big green envelope. But not anymore. Green on green.

1 year ago | [YT] | 2,234

Mouhamed Ndiaye

The peasants in my country Senegal knew about livestock longtime ago and they were even practicing it.

1 month ago | [YT] | 56

Shirley Roy

A Man accountable for his actions, Make him King Of the World!

6 days ago | [YT] | 29

william devonshire

PRE INDUSTRIAL LEVELS!!! 😱😱😱 this guys a genius! There’s hope for humanity!!! 😂😂😂😂

2 months ago | [YT] | 43

rizwan shahzad

40000 elephants killer! Here in ted talk! Welcome onboard

2 days ago | [YT] | 1

Light Bulb

terraforming deserts would be 1000x easier than terraforming mars

4 months ago | [YT] | 409

Chuck Adams

Point is, we gotta listen to this guy - the clock is running

1 week ago | [YT] | 12

Roden Thourla

Thank you for sharing this knowledge Sir. God Bless you always.

3 days ago | [YT] | 2

Andreas Wilson

First time in a long time i find hope, me born in the "forest" with animal both wild and domesticated, moose, cow, pigs, wildboor, chickens, bear and Wolf, a balance in nature, it makes sence

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 37

David Leahy

For anyone interested in a more in depth talk on this ruminant/climate solution and can concentrate for 2 hours I wish to recommend a video by an Australian scientist Walter Jehne titled - The Soil carbon sponge, Climate Solutions and Healthy Water Cycles.

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 14


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