Time for Solutions Conference – European Landowners Organization. Talk by Allan Savory.

Time for Solutions Conference – European Landowners Organization. Talk by Allan Savory.

Mar 30, 2017

Global desertification and climate change present a greater danger than all wars ever
fought and the theme of this conference is “Time for Solutions” – and indeed it is time.

For centuries we have believed that desertification is caused by livestock overgrazing, and our remedy has been to decrease livestock, or remove them altogether.

Because this belief is so entrenched and ancient we have never looked any deeper. What we have done repeatedly is to address the symptoms of desertification — let us remind ourselves. The symptoms of desertification are: increasing severity and frequency of droughts and floods, which in turn lead to many of the symptoms the latest Sustainable Development Goals address: hunger, poverty, social breakdown, mass emigration to cities and across borders (changing the political face of Europe as it is doing), violence, and war. Desertification also leads to climate change because increasingly dry and lifeless soil no longer store carbon – but releases it instead.

http://www.savory.global/uncensored/time-for-solutions-conference-european-landowners-organization-talk-by-allan-savory/

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