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    Default More lifestock in arid regions actually reverses desertification

    This great TED talk by Zimbabwe's Dr. Allan Savory



    Dr. Savory has spent the last 40 years, following a brief political career in the 70's, formulating a way of using cattle to actually reverse desertification of arid land. The principle is very simple - grasslands evolved in tandem with large herds of wild grazing livestock and their activity is vital for the lifecycle of these environments.

    Environmentalists still tell us that meat, and the animals that produce it, are bad for the environment and for climate change. Savory's methods, if used on only half of the world's arid grasslands that are at risk of desertification, would absorb more CO2 than is currently emitted by all industrial sources - and feed millions to boot.

    Its a no brainer. More cows means a better world. Eat meat, save humanity.

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    If we eat them they won't be grazing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummed View Post
    If we eat them they won't be grazing?
    Eat the young'uns. They get replaced. Its all good.

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    So as regards the Sahara about 10,000 years ago - who went first? - the cattle or the rain?

    its an interesting theory - but a theory - Cattle need grass -grass needs rain or water above all else - can cattle raindance? - over to you Drummed!

    Not a problem we'll have to worry about anytime soon in any case
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    Did you not start this thread a few days ago as well? What happpened that thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummed View Post
    Did you not start this thread a few days ago as well?
    Not me. Didn't see an earlier thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed O'Leary View Post
    So as regards the Sahara about 10,000 years ago - who went first? - the cattle or the rain?

    its an interesting theory - but a theory - Cattle need grass -grass needs rain or water above all else - can cattle raindance? - over to you Drummed!

    Not a problem we'll have to worry about anytime soon in any case
    Watch the video if you can. The Sahara is too dry, but there are vast 'arid' lands which get plenty of rain for part of the year, and are dry the rest of the time. Trampled grass retains water which the next year's grass can use. Cattle dung provides nutrients for the soil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummed View Post
    Did you not start this thread a few days ago as well? What happpened that thread?
    It's in Environment. At least it was there last time I looked.

    I guess this one will be merged, though it has a more informative title than the first.
    Brexit comes straight from hell. Everywhere it goes it causes disharmony, turbulence and misery. I think Brexiteers themselves must have some form of mental illness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed O'Leary View Post
    So as regards the Sahara about 10,000 years ago - who went first? - the cattle or the rain?

    its an interesting theory - but a theory - Cattle need grass -grass needs rain or water above all else - can cattle raindance? - over to you Drummed!

    Not a problem we'll have to worry about anytime soon in any case
    If you watch the video you will see that it does work. There are benefits for Ireland in that there may be fewer economic migrants from countries which have regained pastures.
    Brexit comes straight from hell. Everywhere it goes it causes disharmony, turbulence and misery. I think Brexiteers themselves must have some form of mental illness.

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