Lectures153 Videos

“Time is Running Out: Ecology or Economics?” – David Suzuki – May 6, 2013

Environmentalist and activist David Suzuki gave a lecture titled “Time is Running Out: Ecology or Economics?” at noon on May 6, 2013 at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, as part of Western’s annual Japan Week Celebration. The event was co-sponsored by Japan Week and Western’s Office of Sustainability. Suzuki is best known […]

1.0 Climate Literacy Course Introduction

These are the lecture videos from the free UBC course Climate Literacy: Navigating Climate Change Conversations, which tackles the scientific and socio-political dimensions of climate change. This course introduces the basics of the climate system, models and predictions, human and natural impacts, mitigative and adaptive responses, and the evolution of climate policy. This course formed […]

A climate solution where all sides can win | Ted Halstead

Why are we so deadlocked on climate, and what would it take to overcome the seemingly insurmountable barriers to progress? Policy entrepreneur Ted Halstead proposes a transformative solution based on the conservative principles of free markets and limited government. Learn more about how this carbon dividends plan could trigger an international domino effect towards a […]

A journey from 5°C to 2°C w/ Glen Peters, CICERO

5C is the temperature increase above pre-industrial levels we are heading for if we follow our path of limited or no climate policy. 2C is the temperature increase above pre-industrial levels that most countries around the world have agreed would prevent dangerous climate change. This journey will describe how the energy system must change if […]

A Message For All Of Humanity – Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin’s inspirational final speech in “The Great Dictator” One of the most inspirational speeches in recorded history was given by a comedian by the name of Charlie Chaplin in the movie “The Great Dictator”. If you like what you see please share the video any way you can and pass the message on, thanks! […]

A reality check on renewables – David MacKay

How much land mass would renewables need to power a nation like the UK? An entire country’s worth. In this pragmatic talk, David MacKay tours the basic mathematics that show worrying limitations on our sustainable energy options and explains why we should pursue them anyway. (Filmed at TEDxWarwick.) Lesson by David MacKay.

A rich life with less stuff | The Minimalists | TEDxWhitefish

Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, better known to their 2 million readers as The Minimalists, are the authors of several bestselling books, including EVERYTHING THAT REMAINS. They spoke at TEDxWhitefish about minimalism, the value of community, and discovering what makes people rich. For more […]

A simple and smart way to fix climate change | Dan Miller | TEDxOrangeCoast

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Dan Miller shares his passion and empathy for saving our planet. While focusing on a simple solution to help fix climate change, he alerts us on our responsibilities as engaged citizens to be involved and take urgent actions towards the […]

Accelerated Crash Course (ACC) 2014

The above video is a condensation of the 4.5-hour long full Crash Course video series. The data and analysis underlying the material represent over a decade of intensive research and study. Over that decade, its forecasts have proved increasingly validated by events like the collapse of the housing bubble in 2007, the 2008 credit crisis […]

Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification

This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which may soon challenge marine life on a scale not seen for tens of millions of years. The film, featuring Sigourney Weaver, originally aired on Discovery Planet Green.

Al Bartlett – Democracy Cannot Survive Overpopulation

Follow Al Bartlett Week on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/218733728292532/ or at the GrowthBusters blog, http://www.growthbusters.org/blog/. This clip is from an interview conducted in 2005 for the documentary GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth. We’re sharing much more of the interview than the film could include, to honor the celebrated physics professor, who passed away on 7 September, 2013. […]

Al Gore: The Case for Optimism on Climate Change (TED 2016)

https://climaterealityproject.org/joinreality In his latest TED talk, Al Gore, founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, poses three questions that will determine the future of our planet – and why there’s good reason to be optimistic. Under the rubric “Ideas worth spreading,” each year, the TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) conference brings together a collection […]

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.

Arctic Emergency: Scientists Speak on Global Warming (1080p HD – REMASTERED)

Arctic Emergency: Scientists Speak On Melting Ice and Global Impacts (1080p HD) Remastered with reduced music. *** Addendums to credits are located at the bottom of video description *** This film brings you the voices of climate scientists – in their own words. Rising temperatures in the Arctic are contributing the melting sea ice, thawing […]

Arctic Methane: A Catastrophe in the Making

Up to 2005, the oceans over the shallow continental shelves in the Russian Arctic (ESAS, Laptev) were ice covered, keeping the -100 meter deep oceans near freezing temperatures. Since 2005, the ice cap cover has gone. The water has warmed as high as 17 degrees C there in summer, heating the sea-floor, perforating the permafrost […]

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.”

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 […]

BBC The Selfish Green — David Attenborough – Richard Dawkins – Richard Leakey – Jane Goodall

David Attenborough – Richard Dawkins – Richard Leakey – Jane Goodall Debate on how we should tackle the issue of saving our own planet. For education and awareness purposes only.

Bill McKibben: Fighting Back on Climate Change | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Subscribe to the Real Time YouTube: http://itsh.bo/10r5A1B Bill and environmentalist Bill McKibben search for a silver lining to the Trump Administration’s anti-climate agenda. Connect with Real Time Online: Find Real Time on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Maher Find Real Time on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealTimers Find Real Time with Bill Maher Official Site: http://itsh.bo/HttKcM. Find Real Time with Bill Maher […]

Blue ocean – Oceans 2015 Initiative

There’s compelling evidence that increases in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are already resulting in fundamental changes to the physical, chemical, and biological properties of our planet. The Oceans 2015 Initiative was launched to provide COP21 negotiators with key information on what future ocean will look like. The initiative is […]