Monday, June 11, 2012

Using cows to help combat climate change?

Methane from cows is often hailed as one of the biggest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. But what if cows aren't the real problem?

By Richard Branson – Jun 11, 2012

Video courtesy of Savory Institute

What if the way that humans are managing cows is the root cause of the issue?

What if simply changing the ways we manage our livestock back to the way Mother Nature does it, with her large wild herds and grasslands, actually brought the soil back to life? This could in turn help take care of the carbon released from the cows and beyond.

The work being done by the Savory Institute and their partners is an example of how further understanding ecosystems and working with Mother Nature can potentially make a huge difference in the fights against biodiversity loss, desertification and even helping to combat climate change.

Seth Itzkan discussing Savory Institute at TEDx Somerville 2012