While many of us are bemoaning the fate of the planet, Alan Savory has actually gone out and experimented with solutions to the desertification taking place (grasslands drying out and turning into desert areas) and he has found a solution that works. As you watch this talk he gave for TED you will see the before and after photos of areas in Africa and Mexico where his strategy of mimicking nature has proven enormously successful.
The results are mind-boggling! It is working in many areas and shows enormous potential for the areas that once were green with pasture and trees and have become deserts throughout the ages. Watch this video and be encouraged!
BETTER GLOBE TREES - Desertification of the world's grasslands, Allan Savory suggests, is the immediate cause of poverty, social breakdown, violence, cultural genocide -- and a significant contribution to climate change. In the 1960s, while working in Africa on the interrelated problems of increasing poverty and disappearing wildlife, Savory made a significant breakthrough in understanding the degradation and desertification of grassland ecosystems. After decades of study and collaboration, thousands of managers of land, livestock and wildlife on five continents today follow the methodology he calls "Holistic Management."
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Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.
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