TEDGlobal 2010

Report from TEDGlobal Session 11: The Tiny Blue Dot

Posted by: Shanna Carpenter

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Johan Rockstroem calls for transformative change in the way we treat the environment. He says we’re putting a quadruple squeeze on the planet: Population growth, climate agenda, ecosystem decline and the element of surprise.


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Vice-president of WWF, Jason Clay is not just encouraging consumers to buy sustainable products, but leveraging companies to create a future where all that exists is sustainable product.


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Photographer Rachel Sussman shows her long-ranging project to document the oldest organisms in the world, all over 2,000 years old, from baobab trees to brain corals.


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Senior TED Fellow Rachel Armstrong wants to create technologies that could make a positive impact on the environment, like solar panels that can make biofuels and buildings that can fix carbon dioxide.


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Ze Frank talks about his endearing web projects, from the portait series Project YoungMeNowMe to the volunteer remixes he collected of a song written by a dad for a frustrated daughter. Ultimately, he says, what we’re trying to do is connect with other people, and it’s happening — virtually.


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Astronomer Dimitar Sasselov reveals the Kepler telescope findings. He says planets like Earth are out there and we may be able to determine which are habitable.