The most pressing problem of our times has amazingly multi-functional solutions:
not only we can stop the devastation,
but we can stop it by creating much more abundance for wildlife,
& much healthier environments & nutrition for humans, also.
"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.
This is about Soil Carbon: putting it back where it belongs
Essential lecture about soils & the important interactions with animals.
Here Tony Lovell explains in some detail, starting with how & why we generally find this quite difficult to understand, how carbon is stored in soils, particularly grasslands (which can trap more Carbon than 4 times what a tropical forest can: this is very important for stopping catastrophic climate change).
One of the truly great TED talks ... long but very important, explains why grazing animals could be so vitally important for our future (vegetarians might not like this...)
a new e-book
gives more details from
<< Allan Savory's TED talk
Repeating the message in the first page of this chapter (& in various other parts of this e-book because it is so crucial) of how relatively simple management of land with animals can reverse the most critical environmental catastrophe that is baring down upon us: climate change.