desertification as a breakthrough solution to climate change
Dry, infertile, bare soil is unable to store carbon, releasing it into the atmosphere. Even if the world achieved zero carbon emissions from fossil fuels tomorrow, current agriculture practices would still create vast areas of bare soil that emit and are unable to store carbon. The climate would continue to change.
Allan Savory’s research shows the path to reversing climate change is to restore the grasslands. He’s done years of research and this video shows how simple and effective restoring the grasslands would be. Not only that, it’s a solution for jobs, drought, hunger, and global stability.
Watch this fascinating TED talk from 2/2013 that Allan Savory gave:
Here’s a summary of talk: