A 20-year tale of hope: Re-growing a rainforest

This week’s talk from TED features Willie Smits, who has devoted his life to saving the forest habitat of orangutans.

Climate change is possible in a good way, and in this talk Willie describes how clear-cut forest is being regrown, and the effects on rainfall, livelihood and diversity.

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  2. Bridgett

    Dear Ian and Ethical team. Wow, in a word! thanks for the link to Ted talk with Willie Smits brought tears to my eyes. Not much else to say other than it all comes down to or at least starts with reverence and respect for life. thanks for all you do in this regard. humble gratitude, Bridgett

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