Tags: Ted Talk

Beyond Environmental Refuge: How climate change will affect the world’s (human) migration patterns

“Scientists and security agencies warn that hundreds of millions will become environmental refugees in coming decades, forced by climate change to flee their homes and communities in the face of food shortages, water scarcity, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events. Events like these can and do cause people to migrate in search of safety, …

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Food security and choice, can we have both? Professor Charles Godfray at TEDxHousesofParliament

Charles Godfray is Hope Professor at Oxford University and Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In this talk he explores the challenge we face in feeding the earth’s growing population …

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Waste Not Want Not: A Weapon For Food Security: Betty Bugusu at TEDxPurdueU

As population continues to grow, hunger has become a dire concern for billions of people around the world. Dr. Betty Bugusu presents an innovative, market-based approach to food security that also stimulates economic growth in developing countries. Dr. Bugusu also explains how individuals in developed countries play a vital role in solving this global crisis. …

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Water, Health and Sanitation – TEDxCarletonU 2010 – Banu Örmeci

Dr. Banu Örmeci focuses on common myths surrounding water abundance (especially in Canada), the impact of water-borne diseases (not only limited to the poorest countries) and innovative low-cost solutions to improve water quality and decrease the incidence of water-borne diseases. For more information about TEDxCarletonU, please visit: http://tedxcarletonu.com Dr. Örmeci is an Associate Professor and Canada …

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From disaster response to disaster prevention: Rachel Kyte at TEDxSendai

As Vice President of Sustainable Development, Rachel leads the Bank’s global work in agriculture, environment, energy, infrastructure, urban, and social development, as well as global public goods issues in those areas. Before assuming this post in September 2011, she was the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Vice President for Business Advisory Services, where she focused on …

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Can we build disaster resilient communities? Gregory Kopp at TEDxWesternU

Gregory Kopp, a Canada Research Chair, shares stories of storm chasing and the results of his ongoing research on how to build disaster-resilient communities. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and …

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