Innovating to zero! | Bill Gates

Innovating to zero! | Bill Gates

Views:2016786|Rating:4.53|View Time:29:33Minutes|Likes:14503|Dislikes:1505 At TED2010, Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world’s energy future, describing the need for “miracles” to avoid planetary catastrophe and explaining why he’s backing a dramatically different type of nuclear reactor. The necessary goal? Zero carbon emissions globally by 2050. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and […]

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How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming | Per Espen Stoknes

How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming | Per Espen Stoknes

Views:64213|Rating:4.51|View Time:15:1Minutes|Likes:1253|Dislikes:136The biggest obstacle to dealing with climate disruptions lies between your ears, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stokes. He’s spent years studying the defenses we use to avoid thinking about the demise of our planet — and figuring out a new way of talking about global warming that keeps us from shutting down. […]

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How we can turn the cold of outer space into a renewable resource | Aaswath Raman

How we can turn the cold of outer space into a renewable resource | Aaswath Raman

Views:358573|Rating:4.91|View Time:13:28Minutes|Likes:19251|Dislikes:340What if we could use the cold darkness of outer space to cool buildings on earth? In this mind-blowing talk, physicist Aaswath Raman details the technology he’s developing to harness “night-sky cooling” — a natural phenomenon where infrared light escapes earth and heads to space, carrying heat along with it — which could dramatically […]

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Jill Sobule: A happy song about global warming

Jill Sobule: A happy song about global warming

Views:66135|Rating:4.27|View Time:2:54Minutes|Likes:234|Dislikes:40 A happy song about global warming, from Jill Sobule. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes — including speakers such as Jill Bolte Taylor, Sir […]

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How China is (and isn't) fighting pollution and climate change | Angel Hsu

How China is (and isn’t) fighting pollution and climate change | Angel Hsu

Views:83867|Rating:4.63|View Time:12:19Minutes|Likes:2227|Dislikes:180China is the world’s biggest polluter — and now one of its largest producers of clean energy. Which way will China go in the future, and how will it affect the global environment? Data scientist Angel Hsu describes how the most populous country on earth is creating a future based on alternative energy — […]

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Kevin Surace invents eco-friendly drywall

Kevin Surace invents eco-friendly drywall

Views:13690|Rating:4.44|View Time:4:32Minutes|Likes:191|Dislikes:24 Kevin Surace suggests we rethink basic construction materials — such as the familiar wallboard — to reduce the huge carbon footprint generated by the manufacturing and construction of our buildings. He introduces EcoRock, a clean, recyclable and energy-efficient drywall created by his team at Serious Materials. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of […]

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How pollution is changing the ocean's chemistry | Triona McGrath

How pollution is changing the ocean’s chemistry | Triona McGrath

Views:75077|Rating:4.78|View Time:9:4Minutes|Likes:1897|Dislikes:87As we keep pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, more of it is dissolving in the oceans, leading to drastic changes in the water’s chemistry. Triona McGrath researches this process, known as ocean acidification, and in this talk she takes us for a dive into an oceanographer’s world. Learn more about how the “evil […]

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