A 12 Step Program to Stopping Drought and Desertification

The US Drought Monitor reports that 88 percent of this year’s corn crop and 77 percent of the soybean crop are now affected by the most severe drought since 1988. In response the Worldwatch Institute launched a 12 step guide to combatting drought and desertification. These tips can be used by policy makers around the world and in dry climates in the Middle East. Read on for the list.

Special Report: Cows Save the World

Allan Savory describes how cows can save the planet using holistic management. It is time to regenerate. “We have to recognize that it was not livestock causing desertification; it was the way we managed them for centuries. And it is our management that has to change on private and public lands.”