Allan Savoury give’s a Ted talk on how to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change. Published onĀ 4 Mar 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.
“There’s a plot in this country to enslave every man, woman and child. Before I leave this high and noble office, I intend to expose this plot” President Kennedy 7 days before he was shot
A message from the future
Working with developing countries to tackling climate change, this video is of particular interest as it was produced in 2007 in anticipation of the KYoto Agreement in 2012. We can now look back and compare it what was achieved. It was described thus: In view of a follow-up to the Kyoto Protocol, the United Nations organise a ministerial conference from 3 to 14 December 2007 in Bali, Indonesia. The main goal is to reach an agreement for global actions against climate change after 2012, the enddate of the Kyoto Protocol. One of the important issues is how developing countries could [More]