Ancient wisdom or modern science? Cost: 40,000 elephants. Turning deserts green and tackling climate change

 How I wish I could play this TED talk for the person we met at Nanda Devi.

The person whom the government had turned from a rich herd owner owning 6500 mountain goats to a porter, by doing precisely what Allan Savory believed.

Another matter Allan got 40,000 elephants shot and killed to learn what he explains in this TED talk. Wonder how much pain he must be carrying, but do listen in, see how hard he is trying to tell us to grow up and get on and not mess up the environment anymore.

"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.

Watch Allan Savory tell you in scientific terms what the ancient herders always knew

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