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David Suzuki: An elder’s vision for our sustainable future

At 74, and coming the end of his scientific and broadcasting career, David Suzuki mused on the notion: “If I had one last lecture to give, what would I say?” The result is a very special talk full of humour, warmth, insight and passion. At a packed house at the Perth Convention Centre, Suzuki voiced […]

Flourishing on Earth: Lessons from Ecological Economics

This 10′ video presents highlights of an interview with Dr. Robert Costanza about his views on getting to a desirable and sustainable future for humanity while respecting biophysical constraints of the planet. Explores achieving a positive shared vision for a high quality of life in a “full world” that privileges human happiness over economic growth. […]

George Monbiot on why ‘Climate Change Goes Deeper Than Capitalism’

Guardian columnist George Monbiot is one of the foremost progressive political thinkers in Britain today, one who has long put a spotlight on environmental issues, particularly those ignored by the mainstream press. He joins us The Elephant to talk about how the climate change crisis isn’t just an isolated problem, but one that is intimately […]

TEDxEQCHCH – Helena Norberg-Hodge – The Economics of Happiness

Part of the process of re-imaging Christchurch is taking a look at our place in the world, and in particular the rapid cultural shifts we’ve seen in the short existence of the city that urbanisation and the shift in economics have driven. One presenter who can help inform us about these issues is Helena Norberg-Hodge. […]

Going Beyond “Dangerous” Climate Change

Date: Thursday 4 February 2016 Time: 6.30-8pm Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building Speaker: Professor Kevin Anderson Chair: Professor Tim Dyson Despite high-level statements to the contrary, there is little to no chance of maintaining the global mean surface temperature increase at or below 2 degrees Celsius. Moreover, the impacts associated with 2°C have been revised […]

Sylvia Earle & Simran Sethi: How to Save the Planet, All About Women 2015

Legendary American marine biologist, Sylvia Earle speaks with environmental journalist and educator Simran Sethi about the environmental crises looming ahead – from the bottom of the oceans to the topsoil – & how to inspire people to get stuff done.

Worldchanging 2.0

Video interview with Alex Steffen, Planetary Futurist. A guest of the “Visions of a Sustainable World” Speaker Series at Yale, Steffen shows how the tools to transform our cities and suburbs into sustainable communities are already emerging, and why that transformation will leave us better off. Alex Steffen is a leading voice on social innovation […]

Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything – Capitalism vs. The Climate

Klein has been exploring the interface between environmental degradation and capitalism since her first book, No Logo, appeared in 1999. Her provocative new book, This Changes Everything, argues that carbon is not the ultimate cause of climate change; the real enemy is capitalism. She provides a far-reaching explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us […]

A Human Being Is A Part Of The Whole

Words of Wisdom by Albert Einstein A quote by Einstein: A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is […]

Arithmetic, Population, and Energy

Originals: http://tinyurl.com/3eocl3l Dr. Albert A. Bartlett from the University of Colorado in Boulder gives a simple, and fully comprehensive lecture on the most important issues facing humans today and demonstrates that “the greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”

How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment | Michael Shellenberger

“We’re not in a clean energy revolution; we’re in a clean energy crisis,” says climate policy expert Michael Shellenberger. His surprising solution: nuclear. In this passionate talk, he explains why it’s time to overcome longstanding fears of the technology, and why he and other environmentalists believe it’s past time to embrace nuclear as a viable […]

TalkingStickTV – Naomi Klein – This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Talk by Naomi Klein author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate” given September 28, 2014 at Town Hall Seattle.

Bananas in heaven | Yuval Noah Harari | TEDxJaffa

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. TEDxJaffa partnered with The British Council [http://www.britishcouncil.org.il/en], which connects people with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK. BIRAX [http://www.britishcouncil.org.il/en/programmes/science/birax] (the Britain Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership) is a £10 million initiative of the British Council and British […]

Top Climate Expert: Crisis is Worse Than We Think & Scientists Are Self-Censoring to Downplay Risk

Ahead of the U.N. climate change summit in Paris, France, more than 180 nations pledged to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but many climate justice groups say far more needs to be done to keep global warming in check. We speak with one of the world’s leading climate scientists who has come to the Paris […]

Climate Change Is Simple – David Roberts Remix

This video is to promote general awareness of the science of climate change. It features David Roberts of Grist, and short clips from around the web. Edited by @ryanlcooper. Find more of my stuff at http://www.ryanlouiscooper.com. Find David at http://grist.org/author/david-roberts/ and @drgrist, and documentation on the talk at http://grist.org/climate-change/climate-change-is-simple-we-do-something-or-were-screwed/. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of […]

Four Horsemen – Feature Documentary – Official Version

RenegadeInc.com brings you FOUR HORSEMEN – an award winning independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works. As we will never return to ‘business as usual’ 23 international thinkers, government advisors and Wall Street money-men break their silence and explain how to establish a moral and just society. FOUR HORSEMEN […]

The Climate Mobilization: A Route to Reclaiming Democracy & Preventing Ecological Collapse

The Climate Mobilization: A Route to Reclaiming Democracy & Preventing Ecological Collapse Presented by Margaret Klein Salamon This is Session 2 from the 2015 Left Forum, held May 29 -31 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. The conference theme was “No Justice, No Peace: Confronting the Crises of Capitalism & […]

Clean Disruption – Why Energy & Transportation will be Obsolete by 2030 – Oslo, March 2016

Tony Seba’s Clean Disruption Keynote presentation at the Swedbank Nordic Energy Summit in Oslo, Norway, March 17th, 2016. The keynote, based on the book ‘Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation’ assert that four technology categories will disrupt energy and transportation by: 1- Batteries / Energy Storage 2- Electric Vehicles 3- Self-Driving Vehicles 4- Solar Energy […]

World Population

Watch human population grow from 1 CE to present and see projected growth in under six minutes. One dot = 1 million people. © Population Connection, 2015.

David Suzuki speaks about overpopulation

David Suzuki speaks about world populations and how growth, is ultimately suicidal.