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Theme: COUNTDOWN: Celebrating Earth Care for Decent Humans who Care

This event occurred on
March 26, 2023
1:00am - 1:00am MDT
(UTC -6hrs)
Vail, Colorado
United States

Gaining momentum in 2023 is the thinking that rapid and radical changes in Earth's living conditions require assembling the building blocks of attitudes, listening, and speaking up individually and collectively for economies based on low-carbon lifestyles. Creatively curated and carefully coached, TEDxVail assembles this series of three sessions on good news climate solutions. Climate change is a global issue that affects everyone, regardless of age, race, or location. The consequences of inaction, disinformation, and a fossil fuel-global economy are causing climate change to rise to the top ten of global issues to impact your life. You need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to address climate breakdown.

300 Whispering Meadows POB 2429
Vail, Colorado, 81657
United States
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Isabel van Waveren

Climate Researcher
Isabel is fascinated by Earth history, starting with the shells between the flowerbed in her grandparents garden. She studied Geology at the Leiden & Utrecht Universities. Climate was at the core of her “soft rockers” studies. Early on, she thought in terms of the present being a key to the past. The window into the past offered by pollen analysis & sedimentology caused her to choose two majors: (1) the vegetation response to Pleistocene climate cycles in the lake sediments of Longemer (France) and (2) the depositional setting of the Cretaceous San Esteban Fan delta System (Spain). For her PhD at Utrecht University, she identified all the organic particulates of ocean, delta, shelf & air samples from the Dutch-Indonesian Snellius II expedition to South East Asia. As a Fulbright scholar, Isabel studied zooplankton in the Gulf of Mexico at Florida State University, noting paleobotany collections connect climate in System Earth. Are present-day temperature & CO2 anomalies man-made?

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Vail, CO, United States