[Weekend Watch List] Schimbarea pentru care nu suntem pregătiți

[Weekend Watch List] Schimbarea pentru care nu suntem pregătiți

De vreo 20 de ani, experții planetei atrag atenția asupra schimbărilor climatice. La început, pe un ton echilibrat și neutru, explicau cum gradele în plus ale încălzirii globale vor afecta în viitorul apropiat viața tuturor. Dar viitorul apropiat nu era suficient de apropiat, totuși, încât să ne facem griji. Lucrurile s-au înrăutățit, insula aceea de gunoi din mijlocul Pacificului este mai mare decât Franța, Germania și Spania la un loc, facem plajă în octombrie și ne mirăm de fenomene extreme. Discursul s-a radicalizat, tineri arată cu degetul înspre generațiile care au distrus planeta pentru bani, specialiști amenință cu Apocalipsa și există oameni care nu cred în încălzirea globală. Despre schimbarea climatică am strâns și noi răspunsuri în lista de weekend: de ce, cum, când. Și, mai ales, ce? Ce am putea face pentru a îmblânzi puțin apocalipsa?


The Coming Ice Age - 1978


What Ever Happened To Acid Rain?

In the 1970s, everyone was talking about the dangers of acid rain, but it seems to have fallen off the radar. What happened to acid rain?


The In-depth Story Behind a Climate Fraud



Debunking the "Simple Physics" Slogan About Climate Change


Climate change is simple: David Roberts at TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege

David Roberts is staff writer at Grist.org. In "Climate Change is Simple" he describes the causes and effects of climate change in blunt, plain terms.


Water and Climate Change: Nobel Week Dialogue 2018

Lisen Schultz, deputy science director at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, moderates a discussion on the effects of climate change on water. Participating are: Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate in Physics 1997 Julian Dowdeswell, director of the Scott Polar Research Institute and professor of physical geography in the University of Cambridge Johan Rockström, professor of environmental science and co-chair of the world’s largest research network for global sustainability science, Future Earth.


The reality of climate change | David Puttnam | TEDxDublin

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. David Puttnam looks at Climate Change through different lenses, all of which reveal the unsustainable ways in which we are living. Climate Change is real, but throughout history humans have failed to set political and economic concerns aside for our greater good. Will we ignore this latest warning?



How Climate Change Will Bring About Wealth Transfer



A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Global Warming


Let’s Change The Way We Talk About Climate Change | Jes Thompson | TEDxNMU

Jessica Thompson is an associate professor in the Communication and Performance Studies department at NMU. She teaches courses in public relations, new media and environmental communication. Her research is focused on collaboration, climate change and public lands. Over the past decade she has participated in dozens of projects across the Western US, Mexico, India, Singapore and Mongolia. The impacts of a rapidly changing climate are everywhere, yet we haven’t figured out how to talk about climate change with our friends and neighbors.



Quit the loose climate talk and let's get serious!


Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic

What causes climate change (also known as global warming)? And what are the effects of climate change? Learn the human impact and consequences of climate change for the environment, and our lives.



Why I changed my mind about nuclear power | Michael Shellenberger | TEDxBerlin

 For more information on Michael Shellenberger, please visit www.tedxberlin.de. Michael Shellenberger is co-founder and Senior Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute, where he was president from 2003 to 2015, and a co-author of the Ecomodernist Manifesto.



How Burning Fossil Fuels Leads to Climate Change | Chemistry for All | FuseSchool


Alex Epstein: "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels" | Talks at Google

Energy philosopher Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, challenges conventional wisdom about the fossil fuel industry and argues that if we look carefully at the positives and negatives of all our energy alternatives, we have a moral obligation to use more fossil fuels, not less.


Climate change: the trouble with trees | The Economist

 Tree-planting has been hailed as a solution to climate change. But how much can trees really do to tackle global warming?



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

Dan Miller is Managing Director of The Roda Group, a Berkeley venture capital group he co-founded that is focused on cleantech. Dan is a member of the board of carbon capture company Inventys Thermal Technologies and battery developer Gridtential, and was previously the president of Ask Jeeves, Inc. Dan co-founded TCSI Corporation, which became a leading provider of telecommunications software. Before that, he designed communication satellite payloads at Hughes Aircraft (now Boeing) Space & Communications. He received his BS degree from Cornell and his MS from Stanford. Dan is a leading advocate on the need to take urgent action to address climate change


Why I don't care about 'Climate Change' | David Saddington | TEDxTeen

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. You don't care about climate change right? Because it's a bunch words of things that don't affect your daily life. Think again. In this provocative talk, Saddington gives us a new lens on climate change.



Patrick Moore – The Sensible Environmentalist


What Are Carbon Footprints | Environmental Chemistry | Chemistry | FuseSchool



What Is The Carbon Cycle - Part 2 | Environmental Chemistry | Chemistry | FuseSchool



World In Midst of Carbon Drought (w/ Prof. William Happer, Princeton University)


Three Steps to Cut Your Carbon Footprint 60% Today | Jackson Carpenter | TEDxAsheville

 Not all carbon is created equal. Writer Jackson Carpenter argues that the power to stop climate change rests on recognizing different kinds of carbon – a shift in perspective that allows us to change the world without changing our lifestyles. Jackson Carpenter has ten years’ experience working on solutions to climate change and the development of alternative fuels. He is a climate writer and member of the Collider in Asheville, NC, collaborating with scientists and businesses to address climate change. He is a coauthor of the Collider’s Business of Climate Report, and his upcoming book Carbon retells the story of climate change from a unique perspective that illuminates the commonsense solutions at our fingertips.


The carbon footprint of consumption | Diana Ivanova | TEDxTrondheim

Did you remember to turn off the lights before leaving home? Did you cut your shower short this morning? While these issues are important in decreasing your carbon footprint, Diana Ivanova argues that how you spend money is significantly more impactful.


Reduce aviation emissions by 70% -- here's how | Rod Badcock | TEDxChristchurch

 In order to meet the targets set by the Paris climate agreement, jet engines will need to be massively more efficient. Rod Badcock and the team at the Robinson Research Institute in New Zealand have been working on a solution: superconducting electric motors -- which could increase airplane fuel efficiency by 70% or more.


Drawing water out of air | Arturo Vittori | TEDxBangalore

Listen to this witty talk by Arturo Vittori on how Warka Water is making water out of air! A wizard at solving real world architectural problems by combining traditional and modern schools of thought, Arturo Vittori in an Italian Artist, Architect and a Designer. His work is internationally known for merging cutting edge technologies together with ancient traditions resulting in projects on the edge between art and science that answer our society’s most urgent needs. Vittori, since 2002, is directing the research and design studio Architecture and Vision; he is also the CEO of the American NGO Warka Water Inc. Warka Water captures potable water from the air by collecting rain, harvesting fog and dew for rural communities in Ethiopia.


How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft

18-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. After diving in Greece, and coming across more plastic bags than fish, he wondered; "why can't we clean this up?"


Why I live a zero waste life | Lauren Singer | TEDxTeen

Lauren is an Environmental Studies graduate from NYU and former Sustainability Manager at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and the amount of trash that she has produced over the past three years can fit inside of a 16 oz. mason jar.



TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch - Beth Terry - Living Plastic Free

 Beth Terry, the founder of Fake Plastic Fish, shares her story of plastic free living.


What One Person Can Do About Climate Change | Ella Lagé | TEDxHamburg

Ella grew up in Germany, Italy, the U.S. and Israel. At 17, she received the Bavarian Environmental Award for significantly lowering the water consumption of her home town. As part of Fossil Free Berlin, she is campaigning for the city of Berlin to divest its capital reserves from the fossil fuel industry. In 2016, she funded an association and recently launched a platform for members of German pension funds to demand divestment of their pensions.



A drop in a plastic ocean: how one person can make a difference. | Emily De Sousa | TEDxKanata

Every single year 8 million tons of plastic enters our oceans. Change starts with one person. It starts with one straw. It starts with one drop. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” Emily is the founder and owner of the sustainable travel blog “Airplanes and Avocados” which discusses sustainable travel options and marine conservation issues. Her academic focus is within environmental policy and governance, working towards better regulation of our oceans – specifically the high seas – to combat pollution, overfishing, and other illegal practices putting our oceans at risk.


The shocking scale of our waste - and the myth of recycling | Irene Rompa | TEDxMidAtlantic

Irene Rompa studied organizational psychology at VU University Amsterdam, but soon realized that while she loved her studies, what really makes her happy is improving the world. Over the last few years, Irene has initiated and worked on different projects that create awareness around the issue of sustainability.


Turning trash into clean fuel | Mike Hart | TEDxSacramento

Turning trash into hydrogen fuel through gasification is the easy part, according to Mike Hart of Sierra Energy. Building gasification plants with miles of government red tape is the hard part.



The Lifesaver Bottle Will Save Millions Of Lives : Michael Pritchard at TEDxGateway

Michael was born in Epsom, Surrey in 1967. He was educated at Gordonstoun School and went to the University of Redlands in California USA. At the age of 18 he competed at international level winning a gold medal as part of the 4 x 100 metre relay team. Michael started his business career selling Apple computers into the then fledgling desktop publishing market. He remained within the computer industry for approximately 10 years. He worked in the city as Business Development Director for the Wace Group plc and then in 1998 co-founded ZagMe.com a mobile marketing company.


How Can Plastic Bottles Light A Million Homes : Illac Diaz at TEDxGateway

 lllac Diaz is an entrepreneur working in the ASEAN region empowering communities through the use of sustainable construction and appropriate technologies.


Turning garbage into resources | Iftekhar Enayetullah & Maqsood Sinha | TEDxDhaka

They call themselves professional 'garbiologists', they turn garbage into reusable materials and products at an industrial scale. They are expanding it globally starting off from Bangladesh.


Should We Trash Recycling? | Mitchell Pham | TEDxUTAustin

With our world’s growing waste problem, ways to minimize and recycle are becoming increasingly important. We are always told by our parents and friends to remember to recycle, but what does that really entail? Can recycling do more harm than good? Mitchell Pham, a senior environmental science student at the University of Texas at Austin, explains the phenomena behind recycling. Mitchell Pham is a fourth-year environmental science student turned business enthusiast at The University of Texas at Austin. In the geosciences, his current work aims to better understand the shoreline impact of Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coast. In regards to business, he is involved in startups, passionate about public speaking and presentations, and is an aspiring management consultant. Outside of academia, Mitchell is a huge music nerd and is a member of a steel drum ensemble, a tubist in a brass band, and was previously a beatboxer in an A Capella group.


Zero Waste is not recycling more, but less | Bea Johnson | TEDxMünster

In her presentation, Bea shares her tribulations and secrets to achieving Zero Waste. She covers the importance of applying her 5R's in order (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot) and shatters misconceptions, proving that the Zero Waste lifestyle can not only be "stylish", but also lead to significant health benefits, and time and money savings. She manages to talk about her personal journey with humour and without preaching. She brings an intimidating topic down to a manageable scale, lending a unique perspective and making Zero Waste less daunting. Her non-judgmental approach will inspire self-reflection and change. Bea talks about her lifestyle with passion and provides many practical solutions to living simply and reducing waste, but more importantly, finding happiness in our consumerist society.


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.


Why renewables can’t save the planet | Michael Shellenberger | TEDxDanubia

 Environmentalists have long promoted renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind farms to save the climate. But what about when those technologies destroy the environment? In this provocative talk, Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment” and energy expert, Michael Shellenberger explains why solar and wind farms require so much land for mining and energy production, and an alternative path to saving both the climate and the natural environment. Michael Shellenberger is a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment and President of Environmental Progress, a research and policy organization. A lifelong environmentalist, Michael changed his mind about nuclear energy and has helped save enough nuclear reactors to prevent an increase in carbon emissions equivalent to adding more than 10 million cars to the road. He lives in Berkeley, California.



Thorium can give humanity clean, pollution free energy | Kirk Sorensen | TEDxColoradoSprings

Kirk Sorensen stumbled across thorium while doing research on how to power a lunar community. Thorium is a cleaner, safer, and more abundant nuclear fuel—one that Kirk believes will revolutionize how we produce our energy.


A world without waste | Adam Johnson | TEDxPerth

 Adam Johnson is the Founder of Garbologie, a business formed to create a world without waste. The idea behind Garbologie is to create networks of waste entrepreneurs, each addressing a particular type of waste. Garbologie is the physical expression of the ideas that Adam talks about around a world without waste. Garbologie currently runs a mattress recycling business that processes around 1,000 mattresses per week and a waste transfer station called Tip/ Shop.


A New Way of Looking at Recycling | Robert Janson | TEDxLund

Do recycling bins have to be ugly, smelly and hidden in some dark place? Ever thought about giving them a makeover? Here is someone who has thought about the little things that slip our minds. This small change can be the starting point to something great.


Why Plastic Pollution is Personal | Natalie Fee | TEDxBristol

How does one person tackle a global, and at times overwhelming problem? And why are we flushing plastic down the toilet? In this funny, playful and moving talk, award-winning environmental campaigner Natalie Fee reveals how you can disrupt big industry from your back room … and how you can change the world, one flush at a time.


Thorium can give humanity clean, pollution free energy | Kirk Sorensen | TEDxColoradoSprings



The Science Delusion - Rupert Sheldrake at TEDx Whitechapel


Cost-Effective Approaches to Save the Environment, with Bjorn Lomborg


Economics of climate change innovation | Bjørn Lomborg



Who Cleans Up When a Wind Farm Retires?



Carbon Pricing, Explained With Chickens


Carbon Tax Scam


The Paris Climate Fraud



Paris Climate Accords: Political Sound and Fury Signalling Nothing - Part 1



Paris Climate Accords: Political Sound and Fury Signalling Nothing - Part 2


The Paris Climate Agreement Won't Change the Climate


Neil deGrasse Tyson scolds cherry picking climate science



Al Gore's Inconvenient Hypocrisy


John Stossel - An Inconsistent Truth



How Al Gore Misled the World


Attenborough's Arctic Betrayal


Digital Exclusive: Dr. Patrick Moore TEARS APART The Green New Deal | Huckabee


Christiana Figueres: ‘Climate Change Is About The Fate Of Humanity’


Germany's Renewable Energy Revolution


Germany's Failing Energy Goals



Canada's 2001 climate predictions. How did they do?


Bill Gates Slams Unreliable Wind and Solar Energy



Bill Gates and the Quest for Sustainable Energy


Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, speaks his mind.


The future of energy?

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