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.
How I found myself -- by impersonating other people | Melissa Villaseñor
Ever think you'd hear Sandra Bullock, Britney Spears and Dolly Parton in one TED Talk? Here they are, courtesy of "Saturday Night Live" star Melissa Villaseñor. She shares the life lessons of a comedian -- complete with celebrity impressions -- and reminds us to embrace all of our voices, even if they're a little silly.
Are we the last generation -- or the first sustainable one? | Hannah Ritchie
The word "sustainability" gets thrown around a lot these days. But what does it actually mean for humanity to be sustainable? Environmental data scientist Hannah Ritchie digs into the numbers behind human progress across centuries, unpacking why the conventional understanding of sustainability is misleading and showing how we can be the first generation of humans to actually achieve it.
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.
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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.