6 days ago
Such a rich and beautiful land. Watching what your country is achieving is awe inspiring. In the west, if it doesn’t turn a profit it doesn’t happen. You really are changing the world. Can’t thank you enough.
Love the Engels quote.
AMAZING! China is Converting Desert Lands Into Forests! Watch How China is Creating Green Life
Published on Nov 15, 2017
Watch This New Technology in China That Converts Desert Into Productive Land Rich With Crops
Published on Nov 6, 2017
New technology in China turns desert into land rich with crops.
Anti-desertification efforts in China’s Inner Mongolia.
China Startup- Turning sand into business.
China’s Kubuqi model offers solution to desertification.
How China turns deserts into green.
Turning drought-ravaged land into fertile soil.
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Healing the Earth | John D. Liu
Published on Mar 9, 2016
Filmmaker and ecologist John Liu explains – and shows with film fragments – why landscape restoration matters and why it needs urgent implementation. Healthy landscapes provide us with food, water, clean air, a stable climate, biodiversity, good health, security, and happiness. However, a quarter of the world’s land mass is seriously degraded from centuries of deforestation, overgrazing, overexploitation, the building of infrastructure and pollution. Wars and migration are consequences of these problems.
John will tell the story of how a degraded area in China, the size of the Netherlands, was successfully restored in a short time. Millennia ago this region was very fertile and lush with vegetation. Over the centuries, the Chinese used up these resources unsustainably while unaware that it was their own actions that eroded a once green landscape into a ‘moon-like’ landscape, causing loss of biodiversity, poverty, and famine. John Liu shows how it has been possible to restore this large-scale damaged ecosystem in a very short time. The soil was rebuilt, biodiversity came back, while farmers were able to triple their income and hope and inspiration returned to the communities. The farmers, the Chinese government and the financer, the World Bank, were astounded by the success. John Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits for people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally.
The Great Work of Our Time: Healing the Earth
At certain times in human history, the generations alive at the time are called upon to perform heroic deeds. Imagine the transition from “Flat Earth” to “Round Earth” or the end of slavery. Today, we face just such a moment. Human progress and possibly human survival depend on our understanding and actions at this time.
Problems like land degradation, biodiversity loss, toxic pollution and climate change affecting everyone have been sublimated for the short-term profit of a few. Human population is growing by one billion people every twelve years. We are aware that the materialistic mainstream culture is corrupt and corrupting, it does not satisfy and is not sustainable. Everyone feels the tension as the violent fringe strikes at the heart of civilization.
Yet for all our problems, the conditions are ripe for humanity to move to a new level of consciousness. If we realize, that knowledge and generosity yield much better outcomes than ignorance and greed, we can work together for mutual benefit. Restoring large-scale degraded landscapes and ecological function is more valuable than everything that has ever been bought and sold. This knowledge is a responsibility. We now have the technology to make the sum of human knowledge available to every human being on the planet simultaneously and instantaneously. We are called to restore the Earth and the Human Spirit. This is the Great Work of our Time.
Documentary Green Gold
In the 2012 VPRO Tegenlicht documentary Green Gold, John Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits to people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally. The film takes you to China, Jordan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Bolivia, and features the PRI’s own Geoff Lawton, who adds impetus and technical know-how to John’s impressive toolbox.
It’s the story of healing landscapes at scale, and, with it, restoring life, livelihoods, security and a future. This documentary is not just a tale of hope, it’s evidence of hope – it’s proof that we do not need to give in to apathy and despair. Instead, we see we have the simple solutions right in front of us. Watch it online at http://tegenlicht.vpro.nl/afleveringe…
John D. Liu is a Chinese-American filmmaker and ecologist. Following 15 years as a television news producer and cameraman for CBS News and other international television networks, he made a decision to devote the rest of his life to understanding and communicating about the Earth’s natural ecosystems. He produced many ecological films including Hope in a Changing Climate, The Great Work of Our Time and The Art of Healing the Earth. His films have been shown on BBC, National Geographic, Discovery, Central Chinese Television and many other networks around the world. John Liu is Director of the Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP), Ecosystem Ambassador for the Commonland Foundation and a visiting research fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (NIOO/KNAW). More information: commonland.com. John’s published works are mostly available at https://knaw.academia.edu/JohnDLiu
Ecosystem-Based Adaptation, – by, John D. Liu, FULL VIDEO, The Great Work Of Our Time
Published on Nov 3, 2016
In this presentation, John D. Liu describes and shows video of his long formative journey starting with the revitalization of the Loess Plateau in China. John later turned this experience into the BBC World Documentary, Hope In A Changing Climate.
This is the Full Video of John D. Liu’s presentation, Ecosystem-Based Adaptation, The Great Work Of Our Time, that he presented at The Brooklyn Commons in New York on October 21st, 2016.
The Loess Plateau was a large, decimated eco-system and with an orchestrated community effort was able to be restored, a feat no one knew was possible before it started. John was transformed by this amazing restoration process and has been able to share it with many other countries such as Ethiopia and Rwanda to help them repeat the success. John is continuing these efforts with the company Commonland which is developing restoration camps around the world.
He talks about all of these experiences and the knowledge he learned from them in this entertaining presentation.
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