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Alisa Miller: The news about the news

http://www.ted.com Alisa Miller, head of Public Radio International, talks about why — though we want to know more about the world than ever — the US media is actually showing less. Eye-opening stats and graphs.

Lester Brown: “World on the Edge: Preventing Environmental and Economic Collapse”

Environmentalist Lester Brown discusses his book “World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse,” at Cambridge Forum. He explores both challenges and potential policy solutions. More lectures at http://forum-network.org This talk took place on February 9, 2011.

Why we can’t shop our way to a better economy: Stacy Mitchell at TEDxDirigo

Stacy Mitchell is a researcher and writer at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), a national nonprofit organization that challenges corporate consolidation of the economy and champions policies to nurture community-scaled enterprise. Stacy directs two ILSR initiatives on independent business and community banking. Her analysis has helped inspire many grassroots campaigns and provided empirical support […]

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Joseph Aldy: “Designing Public Policy to Address Climate Change”

Running time: 6:34 Whether a cap-and-trade or a carbon tax, environmental economist Joseph Aldy argues that it’s possible to design a climate change policy that could elicit broad support from citizens as well as the business community.

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. James McCarthy: “Consequences of a Warming Arctic”

The Arctic Ocean is warming faster than most other regions on Earth. Rapid loss of floating sea ice is affecting the entire Arctic ecosystem, from phytoplankton on the bottom of the ice to seabirds, walruses, and polar bears, who feed on the rich biodiversity made possible by floating ic Running time: 5:24

Culture in Decline | Episode #1 “What Democracy?” by Peter Joseph

UPDATE: *Season One, two DVD Set now available. Help support future episodes: http://www.cultureindecline.com/#order Please help support this Free Media Project: http://www.cultureindecline.com/support.html * Many Subtitles Added ( click “cc” ) Series Premiere: Culture in Decline | Episode #1 “What Democracy?” by Peter Joseph *Help translate this video for subtitles: http://dotsub.com/view/c3f83502-ed0e-42fa-9337-c76e399d4616 Please Subscribe to this Channel for […]

Renewable Energy: Is the Future in Nuclear?: Gordon Aubrecht at TEDxColumbus

Over the short term (the next two centuries), climate change is the largest threat to a salubrious planet that we can leave to our grandchildren. While it seems still an open question whether if we humans do manage to address climate change at all, Dr. Aubrecht will present that while undeniably controversial, nuclear energy may […]

John F. Kennedy’s greatest Speech on Peace

One of my favorite JFK’s speeches (American Univeristy speech): “What kind of peace do I mean and what kind of a peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine […]

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Jody Freeman: “How Will the Trump Administration Impact Climate Policy?”

Running time: 5:23 The new administration has promised to unravel most of the Obama initiatives on climate and energy. However, legal challenges and statutory requirements will delay the process as states and the business sector continue to make progress in the transition to cleaner energy.

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Steve Wofsy: “Precision Tracking of CO2 Sources and Sinks”

Almost half of the carbon dioxide we put into the atmosphere disappears, and it’s not entirely clear where it’s going. Careful measurements of CO2 flux in a mature New England forest show that while the forest is still taking up CO2, the rate changes from year to year. Will it continue to be taken up […]

Episode 27: Staying Warm This Winter

LEARN MORE – CHECK OUT CLIMATE.NASA.GOV (unaffiliated) Climate change is real, and serious. It doesn’t care about your politics, religion, race, or sexuality. Watch this funny, engaging video series to hear the latest climate news and find easy things you can do to help. Actions this episode: Don’t power stuff you’re not using, and check […]

The Ingenious Ways We Avoid Believing in Climate Change. Part Three

In this highly entertaining and accessible presentation at the University of the West of England, George Marshall, founder of the Climate Outreach Information Network summarises some of our current understanding of the psychology of climate change- why it is so hard to accept and how can we help people to accept it? In Part Three, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.”

Meltwater Pulse 2B

Independent videographer Peter Sinclair’s ‘This is Not Cool’ video explores recent headline-grabbing research on Antarctic glacial melting, the first video produced under the name Yale Climate Connections, formerly The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media.

James Hansen on Ice Sheets – 2016

Actually recorded in December, 2015. I caught up with James Hansen, former Chief Atmospheric Scientist for NASA, known as the Father of Global Warming – at the 2015 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Sheila Jasanoff: “Towards a More Inclusive Conversation About Climate Change”

Running time: 5:25 Why has “communicating climate science” failed to bring a consensus on climate change? Jasanoff argues that asking people to consider their common future is a better approach.  

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. Michael McElroy: “China’s Transition to Low-Carbon Energy”

China is committed to switching away from coal, but compounding factors–such as the geographic distribution of wind turbines, variations in rainfall that affect hydropower output, and the need to retrofit older buildings with new heating systems–will have to be overcome. Running time: 5:17

Culture in Decline | Episode #2 “Economics 101” by Peter Joseph

UPDATE: *Season One, Two DVD Set now available. Help support future episodes: http://www.cultureindecline.com/#order Please help support this Free Media Project: http://www.cultureindecline.com/support.html Subttitles: Croatian, Czech , Danish, English , Finnish , French, Greek, Hungarian , Italian , Polish , Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Swedish Culture in Decline | Episode #2 “Economics 101” by Peter Joseph Oct 1st […]

Research and do it yourself | Britta Riley | TEDxManhattan

Artist and innovator, Britta Riley, explains R&D-I-Y. Using social media and mass participation, the community has researched and developed her unique approach to growing food in small urban apartments using a window, plastic bottles and some plants. Join in: research and develop it yourself. More information at www.tedxmanhattan.org About TEDx, x = independently organized event: […]