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  1. I am so confused, this doesn't feel like any news, this was common knowledge when I did the obligatory school in the 90's early 2000.

  2. Can someone with mathe skills recheck this claim with burning billions of hektre and how much carbon whil be released by that and count that against what cars produce per year in europe, usa etc.
    Of course its just theoretically. Buts dämn interesting

    PLs do me that favour. Would thank your forever

  3. This video is great, but what can I do as an average human being to reduce climate change, better the world, etc. without getting 10,000 cows to walk over dry land?

  4. The way the world manages land, produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming or food security, health and biodiversity will be at risk, a UN report on the effects of climate change on land said on Thursday (Aug 8 2019 )

    The report said global population growth and changes in consumption patterns have caused unprecedented rates of land and water use. It called for big changes to farming and eating habits, but stopped short of explicitly advocating going meat free.

    Dietary changes, featuring plant-based foods and sustainable animal-sourced food, could free up several million square kilometres of land by 2050 and potentially cut 0.7-8.0 gigatonnes a year of carbon dioxide equivalent, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in the report.

    "Delaying action … could result in some irreversible impacts on some ecosystems, which in the longer term has the potential to lead to substantial additional emissions from ecosystems that would accelerate global warming," it said.

    Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/plant-based-diet-can-help-fight-climate-change-un-report-11792732

  5. Fascinatingly, money, political power and single-minded groups are involved that prevent this from becoming a solution. It is staggering to see this in 2019 and not being practiced. I am sad.

  6. Well, it all sounds good but unfortunately no one else seems to be able to confirm his claimed benefits so I'll remain skeptical for now I think.

    If people look up "Holistic management (agriculture)" (his rotational grazing idea) and go to "Criticism" it says things like:

    "Claims that holistic grazing can have a profound effect on climate change by making grazing cattle carbon negative have no basis in any peer-reviewed scientific literature and are based on literature only available on the Savory Institute website. [40]"

    "Range scientists have not been able to experimentally confirm that intensive grazing systems similar to those at the center of holistic management show a benefit, and claim that managers' reports of success are anecdotal.[41][42]"

    "Earlier research[46] that compared short duration grazing (SDG) and Savory Grazing Method (SGM) in southern Africa and found no evidence of range improvement, a slight economic improvement of a seven-unit intensive system with more animals but with individual weight loss. That study found no evidence for soil improvement, but instead that increased trampling had led to soil compaction."

    It does seem a bit odd that no one else can apparently replicate his results by following his ideas.

  7. wow ive said this for ever and finally someone is getting listened to its a system all parts are needed plants animals and weather

  8. This guy should be silenced immediately as this totally destroys the propaganda that Global Warming is totally caused by fossil fuels.

  9. if we really wanted we could stop the Desertification, but then we should get rid of the debate about terraforming, and create a line of defense with solar power panels around the edge of the dessert so that line would fall into shade, and because the panels absorb the heat off the sun during the day time, and the dessert nights get really cold, these panels would then start to condensate and create moist, and that moist in combination with eternal shade creates an ideal environment for fungi and moss, however it will most likely take decades and generations of moss and fungi to start composting and slowly build up to into a nice layer of fertile ground, but if that layer would be like say 5 cm, it could already be a good foundation for small plants or grass and such to grow on, and if the solar panels would be like 1 meter above the ground or more, then eventually there could be room for the first small trees to start growing, but the solar panels have to be adjustable and able to pitch, kinda like the blinds we use to block the sun from shining in to our homes , because the plants need light to create energy to grow, so in the morning and evening or late afternoon would be best to give them a couple of hours to photosynthesize.

    This is just a theory of course, but if we don't try, we never know if this might have worked 😉

    the upside of this project would be massive amount of energy generated by those solar panels, and that alone would be worth it, because the global demand for energy keeps growing every year 🙂

  10. you need to look at the big picture, it's all about foundation, if we start cutting the roots, eventually nothing will last, and keep growing!

    what happens on the mountain pistes where we like to go on our ski holidays, they cut the trees, and what happens?

    you create more chance of avalanches!

    What happens when they cut the trees in the hills to create land for new settlements or agriculture, more chances of mud slides!

    and why?

    well because those trees roots are like metal for concrete, they hold the ground together and keep it more stable, also the leafs absorb lots of sun rays, and the roots absorb the rain, and keep it well stored in the ground, so the ground doesn't dry out that easily, the leafs keep the ground in shade, so the ground doesn't warm up as much, and works as a natural air conditioner, and keep the climate well balanced, and last but not least, the trees absorb cO2 during the day, and breath O2 at night!

  11. Country's is willing to spend millions on wars but they cant spend millions to save the world, cant believe this inst big news in the world!!

  12. I saw this with my own eyes in the 70s on my cousins Peter and Joan Southey's farm near Middleburg in the Karoo. The difference between their farm and their traditional farming neighbour looked exactly like the one in Savory's picture. I live adjacent to a similarly badly managed farm in the Sandveld Western Cape now .. It's ignorance not ill will that creates the problem. They could transform this landscape if they'd hear this talk.

  13. Stop saying people thought the earth was flat! They didn't. Flat earthers is a new thing. The first person to measure the circumference of the earth was an ancient Greek. The fact that he keeps repeating this as fact makes me doubt everything else he says

  14. Were all in this together you guys keep talking about blame and who did wrong but know wants to do what's right we already know what got us all into this mess but no one wants to do what we can to get us all out of this mess

  15. We have been listing to doomsayers like this person for the last 100 years.There is no such thing as man made global warming,and I'll leave some links below.You shot 40000 elephants on the predication that they were turning the grassland to desert?What a utterly stupid thing to do!So you are using that story to What?convince people that now you know what you're talking about?What kind of so called researcher would kill all those animals on an unproven and may I say half baked theory as that?You are a far left activist much like the liberal leaders of western nations who with the great climate emergency are extorting money from their country's populations just as they are replacing them with people from alien cultures with cries of Diversity is our strength!Do everyone a favour and just retire rather than continue to virtue signal your half baked pseudo science and add to the damage you have already done.https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=tony+heller+climate+change&view=detail&mid=577B249B7786CC67C85D577B249B7786CC67C85D&FORM=VIRE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwUhJaQVi-Mhttps://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=tony+heller+youtube&&view=detail&mid=9EA242D5D0E0DF3E0E659EA242D5D0E0DF3E0E65&&FORM=VRDGAR

  16. he didn't answer the question at the end. If there is not one blade of grass in a hundred miles what does your 3 X stock feed on until the system recovers.

  17. OMG! This is basic stuff, I had no idea "the science community" were getting it so very wrong for the last 100 years and making it worse. He slaughtered 40,000 elephants before he even thought about it. Someone should send him to farming college instead of a fancy university.

  18. This TED talk is not backed up by any science. Claims that cows can reverse climate change may sound great, but they're a large part of the problem. Think critically when confronted with such claims!

  19. Meanwhile, beef is increasingly being banned at institutions which are aware of the damage it is causing to the climate: See: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/12/goldsmiths-bans-beef-from-university-cafes-to-tackle-climate-crisis

  20. We are most certainly poisoning the planet for ourselves. As for life, it will most certainly continue. Might be we are not included in the mix. As for controlling the climate, well, to do that we need to control the Sun. Any takers?
    For the most part these 'scientists' are just hungry for something or other and are willing to spout any nonsense to get it. Sad that we don't care to look at our own lack of scientific understanding as a problem and instead put our trust in charlatans and computer models instead of the raw data. You do know that real scientists have done all the hard work. Right? They have developed the instruments, gone out and slogged in often dangerous environments to get the information we need to have a better understanding of what is happening around us. And we are too lazy to look at it? Seriously?
    I guess we really do deserve what we get.

  21. This could work

    But it works much much better using bird to do the same job

    They have a bigger range for their droppings, they don't kill the plants like cattle and sheep do, and they don't as often digest the seed of the berries etc they eat

    No offense to this guy but I think he just wants to grow cattle to eat, he doesn't actually care about rewilding

  22. Getting more trees in improves the environment as well. Raising the water table on a vast scale will reduce sea water levels. Using fossil fuels strategically and reclaiming plastics from the sea will save this planet.

  23. I was so puzzled as to why such an incredible solution isn't being implemented by every government and climate conservation organization in the world! Apparently, there's still a lot of debate about this in the scientific community and no conclusive proof that it actually works. It may still be partially true, but the claim that it can single-handedly reverse climate change to pre-industrial levels is definitely highly exaggerated. Read the Criticism & Support sections on the wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holistic_management_(agriculture)#Criticism

  24. I agree with him that proper land management is good for us in terms of retaining vegetation and moisture.However, I'm not so sure about this method influencing climate as a whole.I would think that solar radiation is the primary engine driving the climate.Therefore there are some places that there is not enough sunshine to allow for enough warmth or light to encourage photosynthesis.I suppose that his idea would be a good way to mitigate effects of unseasonably high temperatures.

  25. Dig water wells not oil wells. The ancient ppl had large underground water systems. Our technology can do this if you use free energy devices for electricity. We all know there’s a no stop running Searl generator patent. If you rich people really want to help the world you would find these oasis projects in all deserts. We challenge you good guy in high petitions to get it done

  26. I have brought rain to my desert home. when I mention it people think I'm crazy. Moving to a desert area and not seeing rain for 2 years I was so sad. When a little rain came I was very thankful and appreciative and ask for more and in the meantime began to love the earth. The desert seemed lonely. So O began to surround myself with plants and covered the Earth with mulch and my extra food scraps and garden cuttings So that it could be put back onto the ground. The plants brought shade and I made ground cover, to help them maintain their moisture and stop the stickers from growing. I created a water feature to give my space a spirit of life and before I knew it I had a mini Oasis and then The clouds began to gathered above my home several times a week to bring rain and sometimes only over my home but, more rain in general is starting to come to this little desert town. When I found this video I was pleased to realize there is a science behind it! I have an instinctive love for plants, and great appreciation towards God for the gift of rain and his continual inspiration which has allowed me to do the things similar to what you're speaking of. Sometimes it rains just over my house, and insects and birds come here too! All because I missed the trees so much that I created a green oasis and covered the dry barren ground to bring it relief and cooling!I The thing that was mossing was the life water brings. So, I added water. I was thankful as the rain came but was amazed when it seemed as if a miricle occered when it kept coming! When I saw that sometimes it was just over my house . I realized that the little oasis was somehow stimulating small rain clouds to go over my house on a regular basis. I am part native American and I think that we have known this instinctively for years. But I didn't realize it could happen so quickly!

  27. Flood the deserts with ocean water, then go down 300ft filtered by the sand, you get fresh water. Genetic engineer "seaweed land plants" that can thrive in salt water land conditions. Flooding deserts with ocean water is easy

  28. I don't want to be on a negative side of things but why would you say Violent Horn of Africa. You could have just said the horn of Africa. You are doing such a great job on the restoration of the lands in many countries i applaud for that but there are something that you could have just left out like VIOLENT.

  29. Two diferent things. Savory believes that the C02 and Methane causes warming. This is not true.
    But this experience with the soil and animals is nice.
    Although the global warming is not happening, this herds mnagement are very important. Keep the land with vegetation is absolutely important to prevent soil erosion and desertification.
    About the C02, it is 0,038% of the atmosphere… and 97% of C02 production in the Earth is made by NATURE. Not by the man.
    Relative to methane, its content in the air not increase during the last 40 years, regardless the huge increase of cattle at all world.

  30. Maybe you shouldn’t have removed as you put it “ the drum beating people”. Typical arrogance of white saviour you never listen.

  31. Mr. Savory's message is profound! In short, he is saying, we simply need to mimic nature if we want to solve our climate change problems. We need to pay attention to how nature works and not try to change it. I would like to further this message by saying, nature – if we follow its design and living style – can solve most of mankind's problems (health, climate, food, stress)…

  32. The little acre my family and I live on used to be a cow pasture before it was developed. Anything and everything will grow on it like crazy without additional fertilizer.

  33. Can’t help it. You should be ashamed of your ‘brilliance’. Killing animals, as you did is SO human. I hope you spend the rest of your life making up for your stupidity. Unfortunately, there are still humans thinking the way you did then. Nature is and will always be smarter than any human. Any true farmer would have been able to explain that to you while you were learning things in a classroom.

  34. geographical diversity is as important as biodiversity. Turning all deserts green will have a negative affect, for instance it's the dusty winds from the saharan deserts that fertilize the amazon forest.

  35. NO MONEY CAN SAVE PEOPLE FROM THEIR OWN STUPIDITY, LACK OF SOBER KNOWLEDGE ,  BASIC SKILLS AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THEMSELVES … PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH COLOSSAL MASS-PSYCHOSIS —–  WE ARE ALL MORE OR LESS BRAIN DAMAGED SINCE WE ARE VERY YOUNG – OVERWHELMING VACCINATION, MEDICATIONS, GMO food, and GEOENGINEERIGED "CLIMATE" SATURATING OUR FORMALLY DEEPLY BLUE  SKY, SOIL, AND WATER WITH BRAIN-DAMAGING MEGATONS OF CONCOCTIONS SPRAYED ON US ALL OVER THE WORLD MUST READ AND LEARN!!!! NUCLEAR CHEMIST PUBLISHES GROUNDBREAKING PAPER WITH DETAILS ABOUT the facts “ALUMINUM POISONING OF HUMANITY VIA GEOENGINEERING”
    ARJUN WALIAJULY 3, 2015
    @t wanted to stop deadly geoengineering but was probably threatened – people must learn and SUPPORT HIM FOR THE SAKE OF THEIR OWN LIFE) MUST START RESCUING YOUR KIDS TODAY.

    WHAT IS THE EFFECT THAT GEOENGINEERING IS "PRODUCING" AS WE SPEAK BY LITERALLY DIMMING THE SUN ??? THESE GLOBAL CRIMES HAVE BEEN RELATED TO AGENDA 21 or now called AGENDA 30…

  36. One wrong policy… 40,000 elephants perished. In America, about 150 years ago, nearly 30 million bison roamed the Great Plains until a mass slaughter began in the early 1800s. By the late 1880s, fewer than 1,000 bison remained. Same thing with same massive scales on the number of whales, dolphins, etc. Humans are the cancer of this planet.

  37. Why would we replace the animals that were wild here with domesticated animals instead? Another bad plan? Why not put back the animals that were there to begin with and this time don't KILL them all.

  38. @ 12:46, Savory talks about "…soil being ready to absorb and hold rain, to store carbon, and to break down methane." I've been hearing for years that livestock giving off methane is a significant contributor to greenhouse gases. My question is: how does soil break down methane, and is Savory suggesting that the soil is extracting methane from the atmosphere and breaking it down?

  39. This was tested – it doesn't work. Even Allan Savory has backtracked on this – he now says a 'more integrated wholistic approach' is needed to make it work, but strangely he says he is unable to teach his methods to others and one must personally hire Allan as a consultant to get results. This is pseudoscience not science.

  40. Savory dramatically demonstrates "free-ranging" herds are the only practical solution to desertification of grasslands. But where will the food supply for hundreds of thousands of native people come from? Unless Savory advocates a Masai-type animal herding– which he clearly does not– the question becomes whether there is a constructive, crop-centered alternative to free-ranging herds. If Israel can raise vegetables and fruit through drip irrigation and other management, why cannot modern methods (not Monsanto/Bayer) of land conservation offer both land recovery and a reliable food supply? The key seems to be arable land recovery through retention of water (as Savory points out), and there are many experts on that process– few more promising than Australian land recovery pioneer Peter Andrews (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4OBcRHX1Bc )

  41. This is one of the most educating things I have ever experienced. Seriously. And it changed my mind completely. Until now I was also thinking like the narrator did before: kill all of the lifestock because it eats all the precious plants.. Amazing video!

  42. Nature knows best how to manage, better learn from her. Its high time and we must work towards reversing the climate change with techniques such as mentioned by Allan. I feel sorry for the elephants but glad now you are doing good for the society as a whole.

  43. The answer to most of the worlds problems is very simple and cheap…. Population reduction… Too many people…. Control the birth rate… Everyone can have a child.. If can't you afford another, you can't have one… I don't have 2 houses.. the reason is… I can't afford it… We need the earth. It doesn't need us..

  44. Nature is already self sustaining, we caused the global warming and he goes and kills 40000 elephants tf!!

    And how is his solution sustainable coz livestock farming is itself a major contributor of global warming!

  45. Does anyone remember Gaddafi? His great man made water project which was bombed by US & UK aircraft? This project could have fed over 100 million people but not to be. That's why Libya is still a desert.

  46. Almost forgot: "Elephants cannot be manufactured. Once they’re gone, they cannot be replaced.”
    —Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, DPhil, CBE, Founder and CEO of Save the Elephants

  47. For this in Indian originally baritiya text that gou in your words cow is mother to earth without gou mean cow earth can't live . if we eat meat we sucking our planet to die

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