March 12, 2013

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

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 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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Ed: Lynn Hasselberger

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