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Xiuhtezcatl, Indigenous Climate Activist at the High-level event on Climate Change

United Nations – Remarks by Xiuhtezcatl, indigenous climate activist and Youth Director of Earth Guardians at the opening segment of the High-level event of the United Nations General Assembly on Climate Change (29 June 2015). Website: http://www.un.org/pga/290615_hle-climate-change/

Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy

There’s a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff. ‘Re-Thinking Progress’ explores how through a change in perspective we can re-design the way our economy works – designing products that can be ‘made to be made again’ and powering the system with renewable energy. It questions whether with creativity and […]

Disruptive Oil Futures

What if oil companies’ biggest threat came not from dropping prices, but from disappearing demand? In this talk, originally delivered at the Oslo Energy Forum on 17 February 2015, Amory Lovins explains the different trends facing oil and gas industry executives.

Harvard Speaks on Climate Change. William C. Clark: “Climate Change and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”

Running time: 5:07 Climate change is perhaps the ultimate, hardest piece of the sustainable development challenge. Among the communities committed to other development goals, the UN’s SDG framework is creating potential allies who can be united to address climate change as well.

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

ENOUGHNESS: Restoring Balance to the Economy

How we see the world determines how we act. Western thought sees us at war with each other over resources. Indigenous philosophy, we are all related as individuals in balance with nature. Watch ENOUGHNESS: Resorting Balance to the Economy and learn more at www.FirstPeoples.org. Share on Facebook and Twitter using #ENOUGHNESS.

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

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 One […]

The Story of Microfibers

Most of us wear synthetic fabrics like polyester every day. Our dress shirts, yoga pants, fleeces, and even underwear are all increasingly made of synthetic materials — plastic, in fact. But these synthetic fabrics, from which 60% of all clothing on earth is made, have a big hidden problem: when they’re washed, they release tiny […]

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 […]

Shed A Light: Rupert Read – This civilisation is finished: so what is to be done?

Rupert Read, Environmental Philosopher and Chair of Green House Think Tank. The Paris Agreement explicitly commits us to use non-existent, utterly reckless, unaffordable and ineffective ‘Negative Emissions Technologies’ which will almost certainly fail to be realised. Barring a multifaceted miracle, within a generation, we will be facing an exponentially rising tide of climate disasters that […]

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 […]