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

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on Mar 12, 2013
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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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2 Responses to “TED Talk: How We Can Reverse Climate Change. {Video} ~ Ellen Gunter”

  1. Mr.Science says:

    Glad this talk made it to elephant. Such huge possibility, plus yummy healthy steak for all!
    Save the earth eat more meat!

  2. Barbara says:

    This is an amazing talk. I don't take away the message to "eat more meat". However, I do think it sends a message to get animals out of torturous factory farms where they are eating horrific diets, and back out into nature where they belong. For this to be sustainable we would actually have to consume far less meat (especially in the US where we are killing ourselves with animal products). It's all about balance.