Want More Rain and Cooler Temperatures?

Most grasslands on earth are turning into desert because the rainfall runs off or evaporates before it can nurture any plants. What could we do that would help the rainwater soak in and stick around long enough to do some good? 

Think about it for a second and you can answer that yourself. What do all thriving grasslands have in common? Large herds of grazing animals. The grass plant and the grazing animals have evolved together. Their needs intertwine so tightly that the absence of one causes the absence of the other.

So grazing animals, if they are grazed the right way, can restore bare land to thriving grassland, which prevents the rain from running off or evaporating, allowing it to soak in and refill the aquifers and rehydrate the plants.

Also, plants release water when they get hot, similar to sweating, which lowers the area's temperature. In the long run also, more plants equals more sequestered carbon dioxide, which lowers the earth's overall temperature.

Read more about how this works and what you can do to help: How to Stop Grasslands From Turning Into Deserts.

Listen to a podcast about this: Literally Saving the Earth by Regenerating Grassland.

Adam Khan is the co-author with Klassy Evans of Fill Your Tank With Freedom and the author of Slotralogy and Self-Reliance, Translated. Follow his podcast, The Adam BombYou can email him here.

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