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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Planet Earth doesn’t exactly have a birthday. But every year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day — the anniversary of the moment the environmental movement went mass. According to EarthDay.org, Earth Day was founded in 1970 by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, who called for a “national teach-in on the environment” after witnessing the terrible effects […]
By Ben Lillie
Photo: James Duncan Davidson Drawn into controversy Wearing his wide-brimmed hat, climate scientist James Hansen starts his TEDTalk by asking, “What do I know that would cause me, a reticent midwestern scientist, to get arrested in front of the White House, protesting?” Hansen studied under professor James Van Allen, who told him about observations of Venus […]