The heft and feel of a well-worn handle,
The sight of shavings that curl from a blade;
The logs in the wood pile, the sentiment of huge beams in an old-fashioned house;
The smell of fresh cut timber and the pungent fragrance of burning leaves;
The crackle of kindling and the hiss of burning logs.
Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would be
Without wood.

Everard Hinrichs, quoted by Eric Sloane in A Reverence for Wood


Thursday, April 4, 2013

An Ecosystem Management Approach to Reversing Climate Change

This is truly the best lecture I've ever heard about global climate change, and the lecturer, Allan Savory, barely even mentions fossil fuels. Instead, he focuses on the issue of desertification of a majority of the earth's land surface...why he (and most others) thought it was happening, how he now knows and admits he was wrong, the terrible consequences of his early assumptions, and what he now has proven is the right path to returning the earth's terrestrial ecosystem to its pre-industrial state.

If you care about the earth, and want to understand better what we can do, watch the entire video. It's the fastest 22 minutes on YouTube, spoken slowly, clearly, and with compelling visual proof.

I suspect there are a few livestock ranchers out there who could say, "I told you so..."

1 comment:

John Swenby said...

This is a fantastic video, thanks for sharing.