"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And it's happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes ...
Climate change: It's real, and our response will take two forms: slowing it down if we can ... and learning to live with the change we can't stop anymore. Watch these TED Talks for a primer on the issue of our times.
About this event:
This is a simulcast of TED2013's Session 7, entitled "Sustain!"
Open to 100 members of the UConn community.
The Session 7 speakers will be:
Leyla Acaroglu, Sustainability strategist
Ron Finley, Renegade gardener
Wang Li, Mouth musician
Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao, Science fair winners
Alex Laskey, Energy software maker
Storrs, CT, United States · February 27, 2013
On March 17, 2014, a group of physicists announced a thrilling discovery: the “smoking gun” data for the idea of an inflationary universe, a clue to the Big Bang. For non-physicists, what does it mean? TED asked Allan Adams to briefly explain the results, in this improvised talk illustrated by Randall Munroe of xkcd.
More than a billion years ago, two black holes in a distant galaxy locked into a spiral, falling inexorably toward each other, and collided. "All that energy was pumped into the fabric of time and space itself," says theoretical physicist Allan Adams, "making the universe explode in roiling waves of gravity." About 25 years ago, a group of scien...
How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? The same way we begin to understand a city: by making a map. In this visually stunning talk, Allan Jones shows how his team is mapping which genes are turned on in each tiny region, and how it all connects up.