Tag Archive for 'TED'

Dr James Hansen speaks about Earth’s energy balance and a warming planet in TED lecture

March 8th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Dr James Hansen of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies explains how he became interested in climate science. He pursued research on Venus’ atmosphere in Dr. James Van Allen‘s space science program and realised “that the most exciting planetary research involved trying to understand the climate change on Earth.” He provides a simple explanation […]

Nic Marks of the New Economics Foundation gives a TED presentation on ‘The Happy Planet Index’

January 18th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Nic Marks is a fellow of the New Economics Foundation (NEF) fellow and founder of the Centre for Well-being. “Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our gross national product …… counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to […]

Builder Dan Phillips on why we waste so much building our homes

November 28th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Dan Phillips explains why human behaviour causes waste in the building industry. The homes Dan Phillips builds are made with 70 to 80 percent recycled material.  He builds homes with other people’s waste.  He has used car number plates for roof tiles, bathroom tiles made of pieces of porcelain toilet bowls, and a pub beer […]

Bill Gates on Climate Change and Energy

April 14th, 2010 by Sarah

Bill Gates on Energy

February 20th, 2010 by Sarah