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How to fight desertification and reverse climate change

TED2013 · 22:19 · Filmed Feb 2013
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“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.

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Grassland ecosystem pioneer
Allan Savory works to promote holistic management in the grasslands of the world. Full bio

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