Archive for month: May, 2022

9 youth climate activists share their book and podcast picks

The health of our planet depends on all of us, and perhaps no group today feels this more acutely than the world’s youth. Younger generations will be left to grapple with some of the most devastating consequences of a warming [...]

The science everyone needs to know about climate change, in 6 charts

November’s UN climate conference, COP26, turned a spotlight on the climate crisis. But in order to better understand the policies and impacts of global warming, it’s useful to understand the science behind it. I’m an atmospheric scientist who has worked on global [...]

Student Talks leader shares her experience hosting a youth-centered climate event

In the fall of 2021, TED invited leaders and educators from around the world to participate in COUNTDOWN, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. JeJuan Stewart, a leader in the TED-Ed Student Talks program [...]

These 8 cities are putting their focus on biking and walking — not cars

Even though cities have been centers of culture, ideas and industry since the Neolithic Revolution 12,000 years ago (!), today’s urban-centric global civilization is just a couple of hundred years old. In 1800, six percent of humans were city dwellers; even in 1970, only New [...]

What is COP26? Here’s how global climate negotiations work and what’s at stake

For two weeks this November, world leaders and national negotiators will meet in Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss what to do about climate change. It’s a complex process that can be hard to make sense of from the outside, but it’s how [...]

How one student turned an idea into a global mission to end our planet’s plastic waste crisis

In 2018, then 11-year-old Haaziq Kazi delivered his first TED Talk at TED-Ed Weekend and unveiled his prototype invention: a ship called Ervis that cleans plastic from the surface of the ocean. The homemade prototype he created in his bathtub [...]

6 books to get you started with cli-fi

You’ve heard of sci-fi, but what do you know about cli-fi? As global leaders struggle to make firm commitments to reduce emissions and scientists discover ever more dangerous feedback loops and repercussions from climate change, writers are using the power [...]