Tell the Truth – TED

Lets look at some TED talks…


In 2019 – To get out of the mess we’re in, we need a new story that explains the present and guides the future, says author George Monbiot. Drawing on findings from psychology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology, he offers a new vision for society built around our fundamental capacity for altruism and cooperation. This contagiously optimistic talk will make you rethink the possibilities for our shared future.


Back in 2013 – George Monboit, in a bold thought experiment, imagines a wilder world in which humans work to restore the complex, lost natural food chains that once surrounded us.


Back in 2012 – top climate scientist James Hansen told his the story of involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.


Back in 2008 – Al Gore presents evidence that the pace of climate change may be even worse than scientists recently predicted. He challenges us to act.


Back in 2015 – Mary Robinson asks “why is climate change a threat to human rights?”. While rich countries can fight against rising oceans and dying farm fields, poor people around the world are already having their lives upended — and their human rights threatened — by killer storms, starvation and the loss of their own lands.


In a passionate call to action, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg explains why, in August 2018, she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming, protesting outside the Swedish parliament and grabbing the world’s attention. “The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions,” Thunberg says. “All we have to do is to wake up and change.”



Back in 2016 – TED asked scientists to explain 7 impossibly dense climate charts

Have a read of what was said….


Let us end with a happy song – in 2006 Jill Souble sang “Manhattan in January”.



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