"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 ...
Climate change: It's real, and our response will take two forms: slowing it down if we can ... and learning to live with the change we can't stop anymore. Watch these TED Talks for a primer on the issue of our times.
About this event:
This is a simulcast of TED2013's Session 7, entitled "Sustain!"
Open to 100 members of the UConn community.
The Session 7 speakers will be:
Leyla Acaroglu, Sustainability strategist
Ron Finley, Renegade gardener
Wang Li, Mouth musician
Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao, Science fair winners
Alex Laskey, Energy software maker
Storrs, CT, United States · February 27, 2013
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