TED Talk: How We Can Reverse Climate Change. {Video} ~ Ellen Gunter

Via on Mar 12, 2013

TED talk screen capture 2 Allan Savory

Allan Savory: How to green the desert and reverse climate change

One powerful and simple way to not only stop climate change but reverse it—in a way that’s the opposite of what we thought would work.

Just another tip to our hubris about how we think we can control nature.

“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.


ellen gunter

Ellen Gunter is a journalist, environmental advocate, author of REUNION: How We Heal Our Broken Connection to the Earth and a Tar Sands Action arrestee. She is also a Climate Change presenter with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. You can connect with Ellen on twitter (@ellengunter) and Facebook.

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About Alex Myles

Alex Myles is qualified as a Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, Teacher of Tibetan Meditation, Dragon Magic and a Spiritual coach to name just a few. Alex has no intention to teach others on a formal basis for many years to come, instead, she is collecting qualifications along with life’s lessons. One day, when the time is right, Alex will set up a quaint studio, in a quirky crooked building where she will breathe and appreciate the slowness of those days as life is just way too busy right now! Reading and writing has always been one of Alex’s passions. Alex likes to consider herself as a free spirit rather than a commitment-phobe. Trying to live as aligned to a Buddhist lifestyle as is possible in this day and age, she just does not believe in "owning" anything or anyone. Based on the theory that we ‘cannot lose someone that was not ours to lose’ she flails through life finding joy and magic in the most unexpected places. Mother to a 21 year old daughter and three adorable pups, she appreciates that some of the best moments in life are the 6am forest walks watching the dogs run, play and interact with one another and with nature. Connect with her on Facebook and check out her blog, Love and Madness. 


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