National Geographic shares stories that inspire people to care for our world, and TED leverages the power of ideas to change the world. It could be said that we share some common ground.
Unsurprisingly, almost half of the National Geographic Explorers, as well as a few members of their staff, have given TEDTalks. Below the jump is a list of links to all the talks that bring TED and National Geographic together.
Here’s National Geographic Explorer and TED Prize 2009 winner Sylvia Earle:
National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence:
Robert Ballard, Oceanographer
Robert Ballard: Exploring the ocean’s hidden worlds
Jared Diamond, Scholar
Jared Diamond: Why societies collapse
Louise Leakey, Paleoanthropologist
Louise Leakey: Digging for humanity’s origins
Paul Sereno, Paleontologist
Paul Sereno: What can fossils teach us?
Jane Goodall, Primatologist and Environmentalist
Jane Goodall: What separates us from the apes?
Tierney Thys, Marine Biologist/Filmmaker (a 2004 Emerging Explorer)
Tierney Thys: Swim with giant sunfish in the open ocean
Spencer Wells, Genographer (a 2004 Emerging Explorer)
Spencer Wells: Building a family tree for all humanity
Corneille Ewango, Tropical Botanist (a 2007 Emerging Explorer)
Corneille Ewango: A hero of the Congo Basin forest
National Geographic staff
Frans Lanting, National Geographic Photographer-in-Residence
Frans Lanting: A lyrical view of life on Earth
Keith Bellows, Editor in Chief, National Geographic Traveler
Keith Bellows: Celebrating the camel
David Griffin, Director of Photography, National Geographic Magazine
David Griffin: Photography connects us with the world