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The Straight Dope on Allan Savory

Often, when I tell people that I study rangeland degradation and restoration, they’ll say, “Oh! I saw this great TED talk…”  And I sigh.  They are referring to Allan Savory’s 2013 talk, entitledHow to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change.”

If that sounds too good to be true, you’ve got good instincts. It isn’t true. Here’s a link to an article by some of our most eminent rangeland ecology scholars explaining why.

The Savory Method can not green deserts or reverse climate change: a response to the Allan Savory TED video (click for PDF)

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An international coalition of researchers and practitioners who seek to understand and promote the resilience of social-ecological systems. Publishers of the scholarly journal, Ecology and Society.An international coalition of researchers and practitioners who seek to understand and promote the resilience of social-ecological systems. Publishers of the scholarly journal, Ecology and Society.
Southern Poverty Law Center: An organization that embodies the phrase “do the right thing!”The Southern Poverty Law Center:  An organization that embodies the phrase “do the right thing!”
A grass-roots endeavor to change disadvantaged Kenyan children's lives through education, opportunity, and even art. Co-founded by Beth Blue Swadener, a truly inspirational woman and friend.A grass-roots endeavor to change disadvantaged Kenyan children’s lives through education, opportunity, and even art. Co-founded by Beth Blue Swadener, a truly inspirational woman and friend.
This on-the-ground NGO has done incredible work tackling the technical and social dimensions of promoting rangeland restoration and sustainability, thanks to the incredible dedication and wisdom of Murray Roberts and Elizabeth Meyerhoff-Roberts.This on-the-ground NGO has done incredible work tackling the technical and social dimensions of promoting rangeland restoration and sustainability, thanks to the incredible dedication and wisdom of Murray Roberts and Elizabeth Meyerhoff-Roberts