Willie Smits: How we re-grew a rainforest

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Willie Smits: How we re-grew a rainforest

Post by edfrank » Sat May 14, 2011 8:54 am

Willie Smits: How we re-grew a rainforest 22:39

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Uploaded by TEDtalksDirector on Mar 3, 2009

http://www.ted.com By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans -- and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems.

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Willie Smits: Saving Rainforests 20:22

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHYLAXkenFw&feature=related
Biologist Willie Smits has spent the last thirty years searching for ways to restore fragile ecosystems. From his home in Indonesia a leading producer of greenhouse gases Smits has discovered a method of sustainable energy production: using the forest to generate biofuels with a carbon-positive impact.
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"I love science and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awe by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and revigorate it." by Robert M. Sapolsky

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