We Cannot Pretend that Capitalism is the Only Way (w/guest Richard Wolff)

Thom Hartmann Program
Published on Mar 15, 2018

Dr. Richard Wolff joins Thom Hartmann, suggesting that “the ultimate criteria for an economic system is whether or not it works for the vast majority of the people” Our system isn’t working and yet, we debate all aspects of our lives, why not debate our economic systems?


The end of humanity: Nick Bostrom at TEDxOxford

TEDx Talks
Published on Mar 26, 2013

Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom began thinking of a future full of human enhancement, nanotechnology and cloning long before they became mainstream concerns. Bostrom approaches both the inevitable and the speculative using the tools of philosophy, bioethics and probability. Nick is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and of the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology within the Oxford Martin School. He’s also the co-founder and chair of both the World Transhumanist Association, which advocates the use of technology to extend human capabilities and lifespans, and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. TEDxOxford is organised by University of Oxford students, aiming to bring together the young minds of tomorrow’s world with the movers and shakers of today. TEDxOxford is kindly sponsored by Neptune Investment Management – http://www.neptunefunds.com

Major Sea Level Rise in Near Future | Jason Briner | TEDxBuffalo

TEDx Talks
Published on Dec 9, 2016

If you want to know what the changing climate is doing to the earth, ask someone who’s been there. Jason Briner has been above the Arctic Circle more than 35 times. He takes the big topic of global warming and shows you what it’s doing to a very important place in this talk. Jason P. Briner is an Associate Professor of Geology at the University at Buffalo. Briner’s research expertise lies in glaciers and climate, specifically in Arctic regions. His passion for Arctic environs obviously explains why, in 2005, Briner moved to Buffalo, NY. Briner has been above the Arctic Circle more than 35 times for his research, in the remote corners of Alaska, Arctic Canada, Greenland and Norway.

Did Cambridge Analytica play a role in the EU referendum? – BBC Newsnight

BBC Newsnight
Published on Jul 13, 2017

Did the data analytics company Cambridge Analytica play a role in the UK’s EU referendum? BBC Newsnight’s Gabriel Gatehouse reports. Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.

The Future of Fukushima: A New Generation Rises to the Challenge

EESA Berkeley Lab
Published on Nov 29, 2017

October 30 | 6-8 p.m., David Brower Center Fukushima Prefecture has achieved a remarkable recovery after the nuclear accident in 2011. Thanks to extensive clean-up of a large part of the area as large as the state of Connecticut, more than 97% of the region is at natural background levels. However, negative perception still persists across Japan and the world, causing economic and psychological damages within the region. A group of local high-school students teamed up with Professor Ryugo Hayano at the University of Tokyo in 2015 to face this challenge head-on, collecting their own radiation data using a new portable sensor, called D Shuttle. This public event featured presentations by Professor Hayano and three high-school students from Fukushima, who discussed what they learned from their experiences following the accident and from their research. It also highlighted Berkley Lab’s contributions in the research activities on radiation monitoring and mapping in the Fukushima region. The video was taken and edited by TV-U Fukushima, Inc.


World Water Day: Berkeley Lab is Addressing the Water-Energy Challenge

Berkeley Lab
Published on Mar 19, 2018

Peter Fiske, director of Berkeley Lab’s Water-Energy Resilience Research Institute, discusses why water and energy are inextricably linked, and how Berkeley Lab is well positioned to tackle the challenge. Full story » http://bit.ly/H2Otech-yt

“Why do you deny climate change?” British Student CONFRONTS Ann Coulter