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August 2017 – THE CLIMATE CINEMA

Why the Rich are Getting Richer | Robert Kiyosaki | TEDxUCSD

Robert Kiyosaki is an entrepreneur and the author of “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, the #1 bestselling personal finance book of all time. In his talk, he discusses the power of financial education and how it relates to income inequality. Best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed […]

Inequality: Why are the rich getting richer?

Inequality Our money system guarantees that inequality will get worse — Here is the evidence: http://ow.ly/qbCdr 1. The current money system distributes money from the bottom 90% to the top 10% Because 97% of the money in the UK is created by banks, someone must pay interest on nearly every pound in the circulation. This […]

Why Do Banks Make So Much Money?

http://www.positivemoney.org.uk The Proof that Banks Create Money: http://www.positivemoney.org.uk/how-banks-create-money/proof-that-banks-create-money/ Banks make so much money because they can create money, effectively out of nothing, by lending. Every single pound in your bank account was created by a bank, not by your government. ———————– SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=PositiveMoneyUK Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/PositiveMoney Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/PositiveMoneyUK Follow us […]

Zero Waste is not recycling more, but less | Bea Johnson | TEDxMünster

In her presentation, Bea shares her tribulations and secrets to achieving Zero Waste. She covers the importance of applying her 5R’s in order (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot) and shatters misconceptions, proving that the Zero Waste lifestyle can not only be “stylish”, but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings. She […]

TEDxHalifax – Silver Donald Cameron – Bhutan: The Pursuit of Gross National Happiness

Silver Donald Cameron is the host and executive producer of the ambitious environmental web site TheGreenInterview.com. He is also the author of numerous plays, films, radio and TV scripts, an extensive body of corporate and governmental writing, innumerable magazine articles, and 17 books. His most recent books are Sailing Away from Winter (2007) and A […]

What if the common good was the goal of the economy? | Christian Felber | TEDxVienna

The Economy for the Common Good is a widely demanded alternative to the – inhumane, instable and unsustainable – ruling economic model. It is post-dualistic, overcomes both capitalism and socialism, and is based on the values that make human relationships flourish: empathy, dignity, solidarity, cooperation, justice, and sustainability. It is received enthusiastically worldwide, and more […]

Secrets from the happiest place: Ben Henretig at TEDxStanford

Ben Henretig is the co-founder and creative director of the film production company Micro-Documentaries. Henretig has personally directed and filmed hundreds of short films for world-changing organizations, including the Clinton Global Initiative, TED and (RED), founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver. In 2011, Henretig joined a team of four adventure athletes on an unprecedented quest […]

What Matters in Bhutan: Siok Sian Pek-Dorji at TEDxThimphu

Siok Sian Pek-Dorji is a firm believer that Bhutan must continue to tell its own stories to hold and preserve its rich culture and identity through its stories. She has been telling those stories through her documentaries and articles in her career as a journalist. She has also written on Bhutan’s vision of Gross National […]

Can Art change the World? | Zena El Khalil | TEDxHyderabad

Art and activism, unlikely friends? Listen to Zena tell us about how she brought the two together. Is she an artist or is she an activist? Why does Zena do things differently? What compels her to risk her life and preach about love. She speaks to us about her take on art and how, through […]

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Forest Reinhardt: “The Case Against Hidden Subsidies for Greenhouse Gas Emissions”

In economic terms, fossil fuel emissions uncover a type of “scarcity”: the physical limit of our biosphere’s ability to absorb waste gases. In the past, successful policies have created new markets to fairly allocate many kinds of limited resources. Applying the same principles to climate change would replace the current hidden subsidies for carbon fuels […]

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Andrew Richardson: “PhenoCam: A Continental-Scale Phenological Record”

A network of over 300 robotic cameras across North America is capturing detailed images of land ecosystems every half hour. Images are analyzed to capture the timings of leaf out in the spring and senescence in the fall, and in the process, better account for carbon flux into and out of ecosystems. Running time: 5:28

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. David Keith: “Solar Geoengineering: The Case for Research”

Although controversial, better research may reveal whether solar geoengineering–if combined with an all-out effort to achieve net zero carbon emissions–might be an effective tool to protect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable from some of the most catastrophic effects of climate change. Running time: 5:49

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Dan Schrag: “Clues to Climate Sensitivity from Past Climate”

How much will global temperature rise if CO2 concentrations reach 550 parts per million, a doubling of pre-industrial CO2 levels? One way to find the answer is by looking at other periods in the Earth’s history when CO2 doubled and comparing the results to today. Running time: 5:27

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Robin Kelsey: “Climate Change and the History of Photography”

Iconic photographs–early surveys of the West, records of the human impact of the Dust Bowl, and unique perspectives from NASA space exploration–have framed our understanding of environmental issues. Today, climate change requires a new kind of framing. Running time: 5:05

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Robert Stavins: “Using Economics to Address Climate Change”

Market-based approaches to solve environmental problems have key advantages over “command and control” solutions, primarily because they ensure that the abatement is accomplished at the lowest cost.  Examples where these policies have been spectacularly successful in the past include the phase-out of lead in gasoline and the reduction of sulfur emissions that cause acid rain. […]

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Joseph Lassiter: “New Nuclear Technologies”

Scalable, modular nuclear technologies with inherent safety features could compete with coal for baseload electric power, but the current regulatory climate means they are all being piloted outside the United States. Running time: 4:57

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. James Stock: “Economic Policies for Carbon Reduction”

To reach the goal of decarbonizing our economy, we can start by looking at the spectrum of carbon reducing policies that are already in place and tweaking them to be more efficient and harmonious. Running time: 5:06

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Jennifer Leaning: “The Humanitarian Impact of Climate Change”

Darfur and Syria are tragic warnings of how climate change, especially more droughts, could lead to crop failures, forced migration, and internal and external conflicts. Running time: 5:52

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Dustin Tingley: “Public Opinion About Climate Change”

A large percentage of the population in both the US and China agree that climate change is caused by humans and that it is a problem. But they believe that the proportion of people in the other country that share these beliefs is lower than it actually is. This mismatch could have serious implications for […]

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Ali Malkawi: “Re-thinking Buildings and Cities”

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities is renovating an older home–one very similar to 14 million existing structures in the US.  The goal is to model and test existing energy-saving technologies that achieve building efficiency targets. Running time: 3:58

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Eli Tziperman: “How Clouds Suppress Arctic Air Mass Formation”

Higher concentrations of CO2 are not enough to explain the extremely warm temperatures of 50 million years ago. A model shows that low-level clouds over the Arctic, triggered by increased humidity from a warmer Pacific, might hold the answer to why the Earth was dramatically warmer at this time in its history. Running time: 04:05