TED Talks – How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change

I was listening to some podcasts a few weeks back, and I heard this guy speak.

I’ve now watched the video and I have to say, in terms of political issues of the day, this has got to be one of the most important talks ever given.

I say this for 3 reasons.

1) There is currently massive efforts going into stopping climate change. If this guy is right, that effort, even if the science behind it is 100% correct, is a waste of time because desertification is going to wipe out any potential gains from getting rid of carbon emissions.

2) There are efforts going on in the world to stop land degrading. Those efforts are actually making the problem worse.

3) The actual solution is a win-win. But it goes against what the green lobby have been pushing for years.

4) And finally: This is not theory. This is not modeling. This is not dubious science backed up by bluster. This is a  dramatic demonstration of a simple theory that actually works – and goes against accepted thinking.

In short, if you watch no other video on this blog ever, please watch this one. (And the one with Clarkson and the tiny car – that is some funny stuff!)

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