Samstag, 15. Juni 2013

Does Livestock Help Against Desertification?

There is a very interesting TED presentation by Allan Savory on the effects of livestock and herding on desertification and climate change:

“How to green the desert and reverse climate change”

He basically claims that you can revert desertification by increasing livestock and mimicking the natural herding behaviour that grazing animals display when they fear predators. You can have more livestock which helps securing food. You can keep wild animals around. The reversal of desertification and the increase in soil helps to store carbon and thereby to prevent climate change. It almost sounds too good to be true. But he presents evidence that this works. Definitely worth watching!

YouTube page / TED talk page

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