When you think of global warming, what words comes to mind? Melting glaciers? Carbon emissions? Hurricanes? Mosquitoes? How about … comedy. No? That didn’t make your short list? Well, think again. This Sunday, the comedy event Earth to America airs on TBS, featuring flat-out funniness from the likes of Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Larry David and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Produced by Laurie David, who will attend TED2006, the special raises awareness about the threat of global warming and urges viewers to join David’s non-partisan virtual march on Washington.
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Robin Chase’s new ideas? The Zipcar founder on how drivers could generate wifi and why we need more sharing platforms
Is sharing the solution to our global challenges? Twice, Robin Chase has stood on the TED stage and offered powerful visions for a green, and shared, transportation future. At TED2007, the Zipcar founder suggested that car sharing could be the solution to global warming, while also helping drivers without cars. She also posited an even […]
TED News in Brief: Ben Saunders heads to the South Pole, and a bittersweet goodbye to dancing Bill Nye
Over the past week, we’ve noticed a lot of fascinating TED-related news items. Here, some highlights: Explorer Ben Saunders (watch either of his two TED Talks) is about to set off for his biggest expedition yet — a trek to the South Pole, entirely on foot. The Telegraph reports that he and Tarka L’Herpenière are making […]