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DRAFT: Think Locally, Act Globally; or, Invisible-Hand Environmentalism - "Suppose we have a global problem that we need everyone to pitch in and help with. It involves massively complicated calculations and tradeoffs. What if there were a way we could break those calculations apart so that each person could solve a bite-sized piece that involved only themself? This is the miracle of the Pigouvian Tax."
Elon Musk's Influence on President Trump #video - "Feb.10 -- While many CEOs have joined President Donald Trump's business advisory council, there is one notable tech standout -- Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Many think his vision to make the world more sustainable will greatly influence Trump's presidency. Bloomberg Businessweek's Ashlee Vance has more on 'Bloomberg Technology.'"
The Rules that Govern Life on Earth - with Sean B Carroll #video - "Evolutionary biologist Sean B Carroll reveals how a few simple rules govern all life on earth, from the cells in our bodies to populations of animals on the Serengeti."
The World In 2050 [The Real Future Of Earth] – Full BBC Documentary 2018 #video - "Can you imagine our world in 2050? By mid-century there will likely be 9 billion people on the planet, consuming ever more resources and leading ever more technologically complex lives. What will our cities be like? How will we eat in the future of Earth? Will global warming trigger catastrophic changes, or will we be able to engineer our way out of the world climate crisis?"
This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water #video - "As urban populations continue to rise, innovators are looking beyond traditional farming as a way to feed everyone while having less impact on our land and water resources. Vertical farming is one solution that's been implemented around the world. Vertical farms produce crops in stacked layers, often in controlled environments such as those built by AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey. AeroFarms grows a variety of leafy salad greens using a process called "aeroponics," which relies on air and mist. AeroFarms' crops are grown entirely indoors using a reusable cloth medium made from recycled plastics. In the absence of sun exposure, the company uses LED lights that expose plants to only certain types of spectrum. AeroFarms claims it uses 95% less water than a traditional farm thanks to its specially designed root misting system. And it is now building out a new 70,000 square foot facility in a former steel mill. Once completed, it's expected to grow 2 million pounds of greens per year, making it the largest indoor vertical farm in the world. "
Carbon Dioxide Is Not the Worst Greenhouse Gas, Meet SF6 #video - "SF6 is a colorless, odorless, cheap and non-flammable synthetic gas that is incredibly effective at insulating material for medium- and high-voltage electrical installation. Because sulfur hexafluoride displaces the air that feeds the flames, SF6 is used to help prevent short circuits and fires in high-voltage electrical switches and circuit breakers."
Climate Crisis #podcast - Episode of TED Radio Hour. "There's no greater threat to humanity than climate change. What can we do to stop the worst consequences? This hour, TED speakers explore how we can save our planet and whether we can do it in time. Guests include climate activist Greta Thunberg, chemical engineer Jennifer Wilcox, research scientist Sean Davis, food innovator Bruce Friedrich, and psychologist Per Espen Stoknes."
What Most People Don't Get About Climate Change | Answers With Joe #video - "You've probably heard a lot about climate change, and you've probably already picked a side in this debate. But things change when you look at it from a big picture perspective."
How San Francisco Is Becoming A Zero Waste City #video - "According to the EPA, the national recycling rate in the U.S. is only about 34%. That means most of our solid waste goes to landfills and incinerators - including recyclable items like paper, glass, metal and plastic. Massive amounts of food waste that can be composted is clogging landfills, creating dangerous greenhouse gases. Many cities are starting to tackle this problem by implementing policies to help curb the waste by recycling and composting more. It's known as the "zero waste" movement, and San Francisco is on the forefront. Other cities that have zero waste goals include Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Austin, and Oakland. But San Francisco has been the most aggressive. In 2009 the board of supervisors passed an ordinance requiring all residents and business to recycle and compost their waste, making it the first American city to make composting mandatory. Its goal is to achieve zero waste by 2020, and it has diverted 80% of its waste from landfills so far. Now the city is getting attention from all around the world. Government officials from China, Italy, France, Denmark, India and many other countries have visited San Francisco's state of the art recycling and composting facilities in hopes of learning how to replicate its success."
You Can Live Without Producing Trash #video - "One New York woman is making an effort to change the way we think about waste. Over the past two years, Lauren Singer has produced only enough trash to fill a 16 oz mason jar. ❡ In Going Off Grid, Laura Ling examines how 180,000 Americans a year are choosing to live entirely disconnected from our modern internet-focused world in pursuit of a more sustainable, simple lifestyle. "
Greentech Media #blog - "Greentech Media delivers market analysis, business-to-business news and conferences that inform and connect players in the global clean energy market. Our coverage extends across the clean energy industry with a focus on solar power and the electric utility market's evolution. Greentech Media's industry-leading coverage is provided by world-class journalists and a global network of expert contributors, supported by a team of analysts from our market intelligence arm, GTM Research."