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A Solution to Deforestation?


sking81

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The speaker in the talk is fairly boring initially but its well worth sticking through to the end.

[video=youtube;vpTHi7O66pI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTHi7O66pI[/video]

Potential world changer?
 

Munnkeyman

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Is the answer more trees?

The speaker in the talk is fairly boring initially
You're not really selling it very well.
 

mido

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haven't watched it but if it doesn't involve icebergs-desalinations plants i'd be surprised....
 

sking81

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Is the answer more trees?



You're not really selling it very well.
More livestock. Watch it for the finer details and results of implementation. Should be of huge interest to Australia and Africa to name a few. Has the potential to reduce global warming substantially and provide arable land in barren areas. Sold?
 

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Australia does have its own native grazers, the kangaroos, but they don't seem to have stopped the desertification of Australia. Perhaps they were hampered by the Aboriginal method of burning off things they considered unnecessary, which is why Australia is mostly eucalyptus forest now, where there is forest.

The kangaroos are sometimes a nuisance in that they like the well-watered green pastures intended for sheep.

I guess if kangaroos are cooped up into very large herds maybe they'll cause the same effect.

It's remarkable how well the speaker's projects have worked though. A green Gobi Desert would be fabulous as well as a really green Australia, though I don't know how grass and livestock will cope with 50ºC temperatures.

BTW I watched the whole movie.
 
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Tea Party Patriot

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The speaker in the talk is fairly boring initially but its well worth sticking through to the end.

[video=youtube;vpTHi7O66pI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTHi7O66pI[/video]

Potential world changer?
Very interesting video, thanks for posting this.

This is the science that makes sense, increasing production while stopping desertification.
 

sking81

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Australia does have its own native grazers, the kangaroos, but they don't seem to have stopped the desertification of Australia. Perhaps they were hampered by the Aboriginal method of burning off things they considered unnecessary, which is why Australia is mostly eucalyptus forest now, where there is forest.

The kangaroos are sometimes a nuisance in that they like the well-watered green pastures intended for sheep.



I guess if kangaroos are cooped up into very large herds maybe they'll cause the same effect.

It's remarkable how well the speaker's projects have worked though. A green Gobi Desert would be fabulous as well as a really green Australia, though I don't know how grass and livestock will cope with 50ºC temperatures.
Your probably right about the Aborigines in Australia. It'd be interesting to find out how many of the worlds deserts were mad made over the centuries from overuse and mismanagement. Its still a huge, growing problem-

Environment: Scientists Raise Alarm As Man-Made Deserts Spread

Im not so sure on which animals are best for what scenario-I'd imagine it would be better to stick to local species if at all possible. As for the grass and animals survival rates, again its hard to gauge but I think the restorative effect would grow as each year\cycle passes.
 

Éireann go Brách

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What about the methane from the Cows, does he mention that?


I could not finish the video he was too boring also his powerpoint demo graphics was Meh , TED talks are usually all about fancy powerpoint demos and exiting humorous scientists and entertainment.
If i was him I would keep quiet about moving "drum beating people" to make way for national parks and also his part in the great elephant kull
 

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Could the OP explain the mans solution without people having to sit through 22:20 of video?
 

sking81

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Could the OP explain the mans solution without people having to sit through 22:20 of video?
No. Skip to 14 mins, you'll have the idea by 18. Thats about 4 minutes. If someones got a good solution to a problem, its best to hear it straight from the horses mouth.
 
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Look up the 'Green Wall of China' (can't post a link as I don't have the privileges yet'

At first glance seems like a no brainer but still has negative consequences. I guess there's no easy solutions.
 
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