TED Talks with English transcript

Colette Pichon Battle: Climate change will displace millions. Here's how we prepare

TEDWomen 2019

Colette Pichon Battle: Climate change will displace millions. Here's how we prepare
284,112 views
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Scientists predict climate change will displace more than 180 million people by 2100 -- a crisis of "climate migration" the world isn't ready for, says disaster recovery lawyer and Louisiana native Colette Pichon Battle. In this passionate, lyrical talk, she urges us to radically restructure the economic and social systems that are driving climate migration -- and caused it in the first place -- and shares how we can cultivate collective resilience, better prepare before disaster strikes and advance human rights for all.

Emma Schachner: The secret weapon that let dinosaurs take over the planet

TEDxLSU

Emma Schachner: The secret weapon that let dinosaurs take over the planet
63,276 views
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We've all heard the theories on why the dinosaurs died -- but how did they come to dominate the earth for so long in the first place? (Hint: it has nothing to do with their size, speed, spikes or fantastic feathers.) Travel back in time to 200 million years before their extinction with paleontologist Emma Schachner for a breath of fresh air on dinosaur history.

Pat Mitchell: Dangerous times call for dangerous women

TEDWomen 2019

Pat Mitchell: Dangerous times call for dangerous women
597,104 views
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Pat Mitchell has nothing left to prove and much less to lose -- she's become a "dangerous woman." Not dangerous as in feared, she says, but fearless: a force to be reckoned with. In this powerful call to action, Mitchell invites all women, men and allies to join her in embracing the risks necessary to create a world where safety, respect and truth burn brighter than the darkness of our current times.

Mitch Zeller: The past, present and future of nicotine addiction

TEDxMidAtlantic

Mitch Zeller: The past, present and future of nicotine addiction
755,278 views

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, killing more people each year than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murder and suicide combined. Follow health policy expert Mitch Zeller into the murky depths of the tobacco industry as he details the sordid history of nicotine addiction -- and invites us to imagine a world where policy change helps stop people from becoming addicted in the first place.

Cara E. Yar Khan: The beautiful balance between courage and fear

TEDWomen 2019

Cara E. Yar Khan: The beautiful balance between courage and fear
953,183 views

After being diagnosed with a rare genetic condition that deteriorates muscle, Cara E. Yar Khan was told she'd have to limit her career ambitions and dial down her dreams. She ignored that advice and instead continued to pursue her biggest ambitions. In this powerful, moving talk, she shares her philosophy for working on the projects that matter to her most -- while letting courage and fear coexist. Watch for heart-stopping, vertigo-inducing footage of a trip that shows her living her theory to the full.

Jasmine Crowe: What we're getting wrong in the fight to end hunger

TEDWomen 2019

Jasmine Crowe: What we're getting wrong in the fight to end hunger
847,749 views

In a world that's wasting more food than ever before, why do one in nine people still go to bed hungry each night? Social entrepreneur Jasmine Crowe calls for a radical transformation to our fight to end global hunger -- challenging us to rethink our routine approaches to addressing food insecurity and sharing how we can use technology to gather unused food and deliver it directly to people in need.

Valorie Kondos Field: Why winning doesn't always equal success

TEDWomen 2019

Valorie Kondos Field: Why winning doesn't always equal success
1,024,199 views
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Valorie Kondos Field knows a lot about winning. As the longtime coach of the UCLA women's gymnastics team, she won championship after championship and has been widely acclaimed for her leadership. In this inspiring, brutally honest and, at times, gut-wrenching talk, she shares the secret to her success. Hint: it has nothing to do with "winning."

Kelsey Leonard: Why lakes and rivers should have the same rights as humans

TEDWomen 2019

Kelsey Leonard: Why lakes and rivers should have the same rights as humans
966,677 views

Water is essential to life. Yet in the eyes of the law, it remains largely unprotected -- leaving many communities without access to safe drinking water, says legal scholar Kelsey Leonard. In this powerful talk, she shows why granting lakes and rivers legal "personhood" -- giving them the same legal rights as humans -- is the first step to protecting our bodies of water and fundamentally transforming how we value this vital resource.

Christiana Figueres and Chris Anderson: How we can turn the tide on climate

Countdown

Christiana Figueres and Chris Anderson: How we can turn the tide on climate
763,325 views

Witness the unveiling of Countdown, a major global campaign to cut greenhouse gas emissions. TED has partnered with scientists, policy makers, organizations, activists and more to create an initiative that everyone in the world can be part of. Check out http://countdown.ted.com to learn how you can get involved — and help turn the tide on climate. [Note: there are two unusual features of this TED Talk. One, it's much longer than our normal, extending a full hour. Two, it's made up of contributions from more than a dozen people, including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Al Gore, Katharine Hayhoe, Jimmy Kimmel and Yuval Noah Harari, among others. We're putting it out there because the topic deserves this kind of prominence.]

Jane Fonda: Why I protest for climate justice

TEDWomen 2019

Jane Fonda: Why I protest for climate justice
814,606 views
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At age 81, actor and activist Jane Fonda is putting herself on the line for the planet -- literally. In a video interview with TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell, Fonda speaks about getting arrested multiple times during Fire Drill Fridays, the weekly climate demonstrations she leads in Washington, DC -- and discusses why civil disobedience is becoming a new normal in the age of climate change.

Eve Ensler: The profound power of an authentic apology

TEDWomen 2019

Eve Ensler: The profound power of an authentic apology
1,121,844 views

Genuine apology goes beyond remorse, says legendary playwright Eve Ensler. In this frank, wrenching talk, she shares how she transformed her own experience of abuse into wisdom on what wrongdoers can do and say to truly repent -- and offers a four-step roadmap to help begin the process. (This talk contains mature content.)

Leon Marchal: The urgent case for antibiotic-free animals

TED@DuPont

Leon Marchal: The urgent case for antibiotic-free animals
670,799 views
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The UN predicts that antimicrobial resistance will be our biggest killer by 2050. "That should really scare the hell out of all of us," says bioprocess engineer Leon Marchal. He's working on an urgently needed solution: transforming the massive, global animal feed industry. Learn why the overuse of antibiotics in animal products, from livestock feed to everyday pet treats, has skyrocketed worldwide -- and how we can take common-sense measures to stave off a potential epidemic.

Guy Winch: How to turn off work thoughts during your free time

TED Salon Brightline Initiative

Guy Winch: How to turn off work thoughts during your free time
1,027,411 views

Feeling burned out? You may be spending too much time ruminating about your job, says psychologist Guy Winch. Learn how to stop worrying about tomorrow's tasks or stewing over office tensions with three simple techniques aimed at helping you truly relax and recharge after work.

Mariana Mazzucato: What is economic value, and who creates it?

TEDSummit 2019

Mariana Mazzucato: What is economic value, and who creates it?
897,969 views

Where does wealth come from, who creates it and what destroys it? In this deep dive into global economics, Mariana Mazzucato explains how we lost sight of what value means and why we need to rethink our current financial systems -- so capitalism can be steered toward a bold, innovative and sustainable future that works for all of us.

Anna Piperal: What a digital government looks like

TEDSummit 2019

Anna Piperal: What a digital government looks like
524,066 views
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What if you never had to fill out paperwork again? In Estonia, this is a reality: citizens conduct nearly all public services online, from starting a business to voting from their laptops, thanks to the nation's ambitious post-Soviet digital transformation known as "e-Estonia." One of the program's experts, Anna Piperal, explains the key design principles that power the country's "e-government" -- and shows why the rest of the world should follow suit to eradicate outdated bureaucracy and regain citizens' trust.

Sinan Aral: How we can protect truth in the age of misinformation

TEDxCERN

Sinan Aral: How we can protect truth in the age of misinformation
854,394 views

Fake news can sway elections, tank economies and sow discord in everyday life. Data scientist Sinan Aral demystifies how and why it spreads so quickly -- citing one of the largest studies on misinformation -- and identifies five strategies to help us unweave the tangled web between true and false.

Bright Simons: To help solve global problems, look to developing countries

We the Future

Bright Simons: To help solve global problems, look to developing countries
560,531 views

To address the problem of counterfeit goods, African entrepreneurs like Bright Simons have come up with innovative and effective ways to confirm products are genuine. Now he asks: Why aren't these solutions everywhere? From password-protected medicines to digitally certified crops, Simons demonstrates the power of local ideas -- and calls on the rest of the world to listen up.

Risa Wechsler: The search for dark matter -- and what we've found so far

TED@NAS

Risa Wechsler: The search for dark matter -- and what we've found so far
97,963 views
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Roughly 85 percent of mass in the universe is "dark matter" -- mysterious material that can't be directly observed but has an immense influence on the cosmos. What exactly is this strange stuff, and what does it have to do with our existence? Astrophysicist Risa Wechsler explores why dark matter may be the key to understanding how the universe formed -- and shares how physicists in labs around the world are coming up with creative ways to study it.

Kelsey Johnson: The problem of light pollution -- and 5 ridiculously easy ways to fix it

TED@NAS

Kelsey Johnson: The problem of light pollution -- and 5 ridiculously easy ways to fix it
970,468 views

Ever gaze up at the starry night sky? This stunning view is at risk of disappearing -- unless we act now, says astrophysicist Kelsey Johnson. In this fascinating, unexpectedly funny talk, she explains how light pollution affects almost every species on earth (including us) and shares five "stupidly simple" things you can do to help solve the problem.

Kathryn Bouskill: The unforeseen consequences of a fast-paced world

TEDxManhattanBeach

Kathryn Bouskill: The unforeseen consequences of a fast-paced world
906,376 views

Why does modern technology promise efficiency, but leave us constantly feeling pressed for time? Anthropologist Kathryn Bouskill explores the paradoxes of living in a fast-paced society and explains why we need to reconsider the importance of slowing down in a world that demands go, go, go.

Deepa Narayan: 7 beliefs that can silence women -- and how to unlearn them

TED Talks India: Nayi Baat

Deepa Narayan: 7 beliefs that can silence women -- and how to unlearn them
219,329 views
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In India (and many other countries), girls and women still find themselves silenced by traditional rules of politeness and restraint, says social scientist Deepa Narayan. In this frank talk, she identifies seven deeply entrenched norms that reinforce inequality -- and calls on men to help usher in change.

Arunabha Ghosh: 5 steps for clean air in India

TED Talks India: Nayi Baat

Arunabha Ghosh: 5 steps for clean air in India
144,436 views
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India's big cities have some of the worst air quality in the world. How can we fix this public health crisis? In an actionable talk, social entrepreneur Arunabha Ghosh lays out a five-step plan to put India on the path to cleaner, safer air -- and shows how every citizen can play an active role in getting there.

Mike Brown: The search for our solar system's ninth planet

TED@NAS

Mike Brown: The search for our solar system's ninth planet
1,606,259 views

Could the strange orbits of small, distant objects in our solar system lead us to a big discovery? Planetary astronomer Mike Brown proposes the existence of a new, giant planet lurking in the far reaches of our solar system -- and shows us how traces of its presence might already be staring us in the face.

Nick Bostrom: How civilization could destroy itself -- and 4 ways we could prevent it

TED2019

Nick Bostrom: How civilization could destroy itself -- and 4 ways we could prevent it
1,046,785 views

Humanity is on its way to creating a "black ball": a technological breakthrough that could destroy us all, says philosopher Nick Bostrom. In this incisive, surprisingly light-hearted conversation with Head of TED Chris Anderson, Bostrom outlines the vulnerabilities we could face if (or when) our inventions spiral beyond our control -- and explores how we can prevent our future demise.

Alejandro Durán: How I use art to tackle plastic pollution in our oceans

We the Future

Alejandro Durán: How I use art to tackle plastic pollution in our oceans
158,365 views

Alejandro Durán uses art to spotlight the ongoing destruction of our oceans' ecosystems. In this breathtaking talk, he shows how he meticulously organizes and reuses plastic waste from around the world that washes up on the Caribbean coast of Mexico -- everything from water bottles to prosthetic legs -- to create vivid, environmental artworks that may leave you mesmerized and shocked.

Mike Cannon-Brookes: How you can use impostor syndrome to your benefit

TEDxSydney

Mike Cannon-Brookes: How you can use impostor syndrome to your benefit
1,485,453 views

Have you ever doubted your abilities, feared you were going to be discovered as a "fraud"? That's called "impostor syndrome," and you're definitely not alone in feeling it, says entrepreneur and CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes. In this funny, relatable talk, he shares how his own experiences of impostor syndrome helped pave the way to his success -- and shows how you can use it to your advantage, too.

Kara Logan Berlin: 3 ways to be a more effective fundraiser

TEDxSantaClaraUniversity

Kara Logan Berlin: 3 ways to be a more effective fundraiser
1,061,952 views

How do you raise money to get an idea off the ground, support a community, or help change the world? Take a crash course on the secret art of successful fundraising with development strategist Kara Logan Berlin as she shows how you can learn to ask for the resources you need -- and get them, too.