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Bjorn Lomborg is still thinking about “evil economics”Bjorn Lomborg is still thinking about “evil economics”

Posted By Helen Walters

In 2005, Bjorn Lomborg bounced onto the TED stage in Monterey to challenge the assembled audience to think about “the biggest problems in the world.” Author of the book The Skeptical Environmentalist and the director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, Lomborg promptly advised the somewhat startled audience to forget about global warming. If we really want to make an impact on the serious […]

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Touching the directions: Fellows Friday with Camille SeamanTouching the directions: Fellows Friday with Camille Seaman

Posted By Karen Eng

Native American photographer Camille Seaman devotes years to her subjects, revealing the unfolding of reality over time. For the last decade, she has traveled repeatedly to the Arctic and Antarctic to take portraits of polar ice, witnessing the beauty and loss of a part of Earth most of us will never see. How do your […]

Global Issues

Journalist John Hockenberry explores the rise of the climate change skeptics movementJournalist John Hockenberry explores the rise of the climate change skeptics movement

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

For anyone watching the three presidential debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, two words were surprisingly absent: “climate change.” It’s a strange omission given that 73 percent of Americans shared in a recent poll that dealing with environmental concerns, particularly global warming, was “extremely important” or “very important” to them. Not to mention that […]

Global Issues

Protect what we cherish from the coming climate changes: Vicki Arroyo at TEDGlobal2012Protect what we cherish from the coming climate changes: Vicki Arroyo at TEDGlobal2012

Posted By Helen Walters

Vicki Arroyo knows a thing or two about climate change. A lawyer by training, she is the executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, which works on policies to help government leaders (and the world) deal with climate change’s inevitable disruptions. But that’s not the only reason she’s familiar with climate change. As she tells us, she also […]