How to fight desertification and reverse climate change

Allan Savory
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TED2013
https://www.ted.com/talks/allan_savory_how_to_fight_desertification_and_reverse_climate_change

(NOTE: Statements in this talk have been challenged by scientists working in this field. Please read “Criticisms & Updates” below for more details.) “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 may show — that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.

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Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.