Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio. Join host and journalist Elise Hu for thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable — from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between — given by the world's leading thinkers and creators. With TED Talks Daily, find some space in your day to change your perspectives, ignite your curiosity, and learn something new.
The simple solution to fast fashion | Josephine Philips
Your favorite pair of jeans -- the ones you refuse to throw out -- are actually a part of a global climate solution, says fashion entrepreneur Josephine Philips. When you value your existing clothes instead of chasing the latest trends, you help reduce waste and protect our planet for generations to come. Learn more about the impacts of what you wear -- and the incredible power of repairing your clothes.
Can AI help solve the climate crisis? | Sims Witherspoon
"AI can be a transformational tool in our fight against climate change," says Sims Witherspoon, a leader at the AI research lab Google DeepMind. Using wind power as her case study, she explains how powerful neural networks can help us better predict Earth's changing ecosystems and accelerate the breakthrough science needed to create a carbon-free energy supply.
How to supercharge renewables and energize the world | Rebecca Collyer
The power sector generates the electricity that sustains modern life -- but it's also the number one contributor to climate change. We need a swift and equitable shift to renewable energy, says 2023 Audacious Project grantee and ReNew2030 executive director Rebecca Collyer. In conversation with TED's David Biello, she introduces a new coalition of governments, businesses and communities that aims to drastically scale wind and solar capacity in the 30 highest-emitting countries. Learn more about their plan -- and why Collyer has hope for a greener, more equitable future. (This ambitious idea is part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)
Can the US and China take on climate change together? | Changhua Wu
Climate change doesn't care about ideological divides, says policy analyst and China expert Changhua Wu. Here's what she says the US can learn from the progress China has made on the clean energy revolution -- and why collaboration instead of competition is the key to avoiding climate catastrophe.
An extreme weather report from America's weatherman | Al Roker
It's not just you: the weather is getting worse. And if there's one person who would know, it's "America's weatherman," Al Roker, who's spent decades reporting live from some of the worst storms and natural disasters in history. He explains how we can each take action to address climate change and work towards a more sustainable, hopeful future for generations to come.
How to solve the world's biggest problems | Natalie Cargill
Sometimes the world's biggest issues can seem so intractable that meaningful change feels impossible. But what if the answer has been right in front of us all along? What if the answer is actually throwing money at the problems? In this thought-provoking talk, philanthropic advisor Natalie Cargill shares what might happen if we came together to spend 3.5 trillion dollars on fixing the world. And, yes, she also has a plan for where to get the money from. (Followed by a Q&A with Anna Verghese, executive director of The Audacious Project.)
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I love listening to experts in their chosen fields talk about their passions, or people with interesting perspectives who share the other side of their experiences. I think it’s telling how the majority of poor reviews claim a bias that the reviewer simply doesn’t agree with… not the content itself lacking truth or thoughtfulness, but that their feelings got hurt. Imagine being so arrogant and ignorant that, when faced with an insightful, thoughtful, well-delivered message about things like climate change or actions from the leading minds of research and intervention, you double-down on dumb. Their brains and thought processes are impenetrable and at the first whiff of disagreement, they cast it away as liberal, leftist “echo chambers” for fear there may be some substance behind a well constructed presentation. I don’t agree with all Ted Talks, but I see value in expanding my mind in areas I’ll never experience or fully understand, and who better to share it than the bright minds behind such fields? Then there are the snowflakes who disagree, using their own virtue signaling with their dismissive claims of “leftist”, “liberal”, and “social justice warriors”. It seems the intolerant right is so woke.