Holistically-managed, grass-fed cows can save the planet! Neat video about how mimicking nature with grazing animals can not only reverse desertification, but also global warming.

“Holistically-managed, grass-fed cows can save the planet! Neat video about how mimicking nature with grazing animals can not only reverse desertification, but also global warming. Grass-fed . . . ” From: gardenchic.xyz GR:  This is nonsense. We know that rotating … Continue reading

Desertification and Biodiversity

Naturalists have been concerned about desertification for more than a century. Though the term has not been in the news very much in recent years, the process has continued wherever people have conducted marginal farming, excessive livestock grazing, watershed deforestation, and other improper land-use practices. Recently, the term has been showing up more often, and I think we will soon begin to see it regularly seated beside biodiversity as one of the great concerns of this century. Continue reading

How a Warming Planet Drives Human Migration

In a 2010 Gallup World Poll, 12 percent of respondents — representing a total of 500 million adults — said severe environmental problems would require them to move within the next five years. Continue reading

Meet Sherri Goodman, who in two words made the military care about climate change

Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalized groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis – and lay bare how climate change interacts with societal tensions, sparking conflict. Continue reading

Political Platform for Nature-Conservation

We need leaders who understand the value of watersheds, soils, pollinators, and ecosystems. We need leaders who recognize that we are in the midst of both a climate and an extinction crisis. We need leaders that know humanity cannot survive without healthy ecosystems. Continue reading

Monster African Thunderstorm Hurls Enormous Haboob at Europe, 100 + Degree (F) Heat to Follow | robertscribbler

GR:  Humans cause desertification directly as livestock grazing, farming, and logging remove plants and expose soil to erosion.  They also cause desertification indirectly by burning fossil fuel, increasing global temperature, and increasing droughts and storms.  Of course, there are also … Continue reading