TED on Sunday: 'Acid Test'
October 18, 2009
I've been a little derelict about curating new TED talks over the last month or so. But instead of a new one today, I want to share a beautiful twenty-minute film titled Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification.
Narrated by Sigourney Weaver and produced by the National Resources Defense Council, the film argues that the burning of fossil fuels is steadily compromising the rich biological diversity of the planet's oceans and threatens to turn them into a "sea of weeds." The canary in the coal mine? Coral reefs, which, if current trends persist, could be extinct in twenty to thirty years. If you care about the future of the planet, you'll want to watch. (Running time: 21:34)
We'll be back with a new TED on Sunday talk next week. In the meantime, here's a list of some our favorites. Enjoy.
- Hans Rosling on the Global HIV Pandemic
- Bill Gates on the Importance of Being Optimistic
- Clay Shirky on the Transformed Media Landscape
- Katherine Fulton on the Future of Philanthropy
- Seth Godin on Leadership
- Barry Schwartz on the Paradox of Choice
- Alex Tabarrok on the Benefits of Globalization
- Majora Carter on Environmental Justice
- Al Gore on Climate Change
- Sylvia Earle on Saving the 'Blue Heart' of the Planet
- James Howard Kunstler on the Death of Suburbia
- Clay Shirky on Epochal Change
- Mark Bittman on How We Eat
- Hans Rosling on the Dimensions of Development
- Sir Ken Robinson on Education and Creativity
And for those who can't get enough of TED, check out Jim Simpson's post about a cool hidden feature of most TED Talks.
-- Mitch Nauffts