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Ian Somerhalder making film about eco-boffin
Ian Somerhalder is stepping behind the camera
to make a documentary about a scientist who is pioneering a farming
system to reverse global warming - with a view to landing the guy a
The Vampire Diaries star met eco-boffin Allan
Savory during a recent trip to Zimbabwe and he was so impressed
with the scientist's plans to aid the world's environmental
problems, he has decided to champion him on film.
Ian Somerhalder says, "He's figured out a way
to reverse climate change through agriculture, so I'm directing
this documentary about him with Geoff Shotz, our camera director on
"The goal of the movie is to win Allan Savory
a Nobel Prize for agriculture, which has never been done."
The actor and eco-warrior tells Eonline.com,
"You look at things like An Inconvenient Truth, which Al Gore did,
and it never once mentions how agriculture contributes more to
climate change than anything else in the world. It makes me crazy
to think about it, so we're going to change that."