Added by on 2018-06-18

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5] “Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, 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. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at Follow TED news on Twitter: Like TED on Facebook: Subscribe to our channel: Video Rating: / 5 Eleven countries are planting a wall of trees from east to west across Africa, just under the southern edge of the Sahara desert. The goal is to fight the effects of climate change by reversing desertification. A film by Amelia Martyn-Hemphill for BBC World Hacks. Please subscribe HERE World In Pictures Big Hitters Just Good News Video Rating: / 5


  • reenatai75 2 years ago

    If life stock is used to mimic nature . Where do the predetares come in ? Will the farmers allow predetares to attack life stock ? Or is it better to depend on the wild herbevours to fix the land as herds .instead of life stock runned by humans.

  • Julia Shaw 2 years ago

    Wow! Brilliant! …(there was i thinking in 1990s (during Bono's feed the world concerts), that herds of aeroplanes could drop a relevant diversity of seeds in ropes (proposed/created by RBG Kew), during an appropriate season …instead, Prof. Allan Savory's on the ground solutions, mimicking nature, are x1000 better!) …hope to help distribute his link at 6th GEF assembly/herd, Vietnam 2018!

  • Danny k 2 years ago

    Look up Joe Salatin!!! This guy is the answer!

  • paul bornman 2 years ago

    a reel eye opener

  • Dr. Pain 2 years ago

    What about to eliminate numbers of predators that would give increase grass-fed animals? Kill predators like lions, hyenas, all kind of wild cats living in the desert, to make more space for grass-fed animals.

  • OneSwiftGuY 2 years ago

    One word, inspired

  • john harker 2 years ago

    Anthropogenic climate change is mostly bullshit, but de-desertification would be pretty rad.
    Make the Sahara green again!

  • Buzz Zu 2 years ago

    wait why haven't we started implementing this lol

  • Dinamo 2 years ago

    Wow,, simply wow!

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  • Angel 123 2 years ago

    oh my gosh…scientist copying God and getting results…good for you guys, it took you awhile to get it but God knew you would eventually catch onto his ideas.

  • Jim fallow 2 years ago

    The world may well be flat.

  • Rak Usu 2 years ago

    Idiot shooting elephants! Why didn’t just donate them to other countries. I can’t help shaking my head I almost stopped finishing this video if not for the serious case of desertification and water shortage…

  • The Reel Review 2 years ago

    I sent your email to my local memeber Sharon Bird, with my own little paragraph in front of it. Let's see how she responds.

  • TEODORO HERNANDEZ 2 years ago

    in spanish please,I am mexicano

  • AKA SURFSTYLEY 2 years ago

    haha it's 2018 and we now know the world is actually FLAT. Don't believe this luciferian POS

  • kbkesq 2 years ago

    Sounds scientific but do we really want these guys geoengineering every time they have a hunch? First he slaughters 40,000 elephants now wants to bring a zillion cattle into an arid land?! There’s no grass or water there, what exactly will they eat?

    Here’s a thought- if there’s no real animal life why not plant the most efficient desert plants there- that is, succulents. Cover the place with succulents and you’ll store the water prevent evaporation and don’t need to truck in huge herds.

  • Bruce Ruttan 2 years ago

    This perfect storm is the result of a century of Marxist socialism and the waste it produces. Global warming has been proved a scam since this vid. Those proponents of the scam were constantly tampering with data and writing new computer models to replace the next failed one. I hope people can find the strength to realize that global weather, climate, is NOT something that just started in 1965.

  • Dissident101 2 years ago

    Some details on how the herd feed while improving the grounds would've sold this better.

  • John Jeffry 2 years ago

    Thats why Science need to be more ground oriented ,more blue collar related .As farmers knew this effect of animals on land for thousands of years .Its the scientists who saw Animals as evil & killed thousands of animals all in the name of science which they didn't' understand

  • jorge pearl 2 years ago

    Africans have a lot to lose from climate change, without having made it, is not fair

  • DisobeyToday 2 years ago

    Why didn't Africa do this a hundred years ago

  • London Poker 2 years ago

    This is a beginning of the great cold green war on earth! We must take actions too!

  • 2 wizzy 2 years ago

    Trees hold water. .. and jeeps water out of the sun… and cloud forming

  • Laxstingray 2 years ago

    I wish the entire sahara could go somewhat green

  • davmanx 2 years ago

    Shut the Fuck up US, about minimal pay
    Shut the Fuck up US, about feminine labour
    Shut the Fuck up US, about child labour
    Shut the Fuck up US, about labour laws
    Leave us alone, we are happy

  • Amiel Gibs 2 years ago

    Atlast my first Goodnews in 2018!

  • aleksander suur 2 years ago

    Eh? Where exactly is that? I thought 15km denser strip of canopy would be easy to spot, but I can't find it on google satellite images. The images are good enough to count individual shrubbery, but I just can't find the place.

  • martino bing 2 years ago

    Idk why but i know it's must congratulation god bless u africa

  • shivam sharan lall 2 years ago

    Nice work. Some day may be deserts could convert into evergreen forest with the help of technology.

  • Music Inc. 2 years ago

    We could rid the world of all problems if every country invested the portion of gdp to causes that need attention than on arms race and nuclear bombs. Humans will be the dumbest creatures to walk the face of earth jeopardising all species and objects of nature because of political agendas.

  • punjabi sardar 2 years ago

    V good work give them money

  • bay watch 2 years ago

    Love u Africa. Every country should do this.

  • robheusd 2 years ago

    The area to plant trees is something like 6000 km x 20 km = 120.000 sq. km. Lets say a group of planters can plant 100 trees a day for 250 days per year. We plant at 100 locations and at each location we have 100 groups of planters. Density of trees is 100 trees per hectare (distance between trees = 10 m). The project could then be finished in just 4 years. The planting of trees can be fully mechanized, so if we really wanted to, we could do this much faster. Benefits of this project: Carbon credits. Increased value of the land. Crops produced on the land. Less risk of famine and less refugees to Europe. I would say: lets do this on a bigger scale.

  • robheusd 2 years ago

    It's a shame Europen countries pay african countries to take back african refugees (which then end up in a Libyan slave camp or are dropped in the middle of the desert), but does not contribute much to projects like this that can solve the problem of food shortages due to desertification. Als check China, it has been doing this on a large scale for decades, and China is the only country where the deserts shrink instead of grow.

  • Avdesh Tomar 2 years ago

    God bless these people

  • Dark Soul 2 years ago

    It's not the first time in Africa … it won't work … AGAIN … they use one tree specy… it gets sick and the whole wall dries … and money is spent on nothing …

  • MyChannel 2 years ago

    Nd yet people call Africans primitive… I call them futurists

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