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How Restorative Development Can Address Climate Change

Science for the Public 09/13/16 William Moomaw, Ph.D., professor of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (now retired). Dr. Moomaw explains how industrial agriculture, especially through synthetic fertilizers, has produced unprecedented damage to our soil, water, and atmosphere. The only viable option for recovering the health of these systems is restorative development, which emphasizes more natural approaches to farming that will revive the health of our soil, water and air. Restorative development addresses some of the gravest of climate risks, such as increased droughts, floods and atmospheric pollution. : Now-retired, but still very active, Dr. Moomaw was a professor of International Environmental Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He was also the founding director there of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP), and the Tufts Climate Initiative, and co-founder of the Global Development and Environment Institute. Dr. Moomaw was lead author on numerous reports for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and was a member of the 2007 IPCC panel that, with former Vice President Al Gore, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.


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