|Before the Flood, directed by Fisher Stevens, captures a three-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.
Join Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the topic of climate change, and discovers what must be done today to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.
Can global capital markets become catalysts for social change?
According to investment expert Audrey Choi, individuals own almost half of all global capital, giving them (us!) the power to make a difference by investing in companies that champion social values and sustainability.
“We have more opportunity today than ever before to make choices,” she says. “So change your perspective. Invest in the change you want to see in the world.”
|Economic growth is the defining challenge of our time; without it, political and social instability rises, human progress stagnates and societies grow dimmer.
But, says economist Dambisa Moyo, dogmatic capitalism isn’t creating the growth we need. As she shows, in both state-sponsored and market-driven models, capitalism is failing to solve social ills, fostering corruption and creating income inequality. Moyo surveys the current economic landscape and suggests that we have to start thinking about capitalism as a spectrum so we can blend the best of different models together to foster growth.
Why is Al Gore optimistic about climate change?
In this spirited talk, Gore asks three powerful questions about the man-made forces threatening to destroy our planet — and the solutions we’re designing to combat them.
(Featuring Q&A with TED Curator Chris Anderson)
|The carbon footprint of humankind is 54% of its total ecological footprint. Moreover, this is the fastest growing component. The carbon footprint of mankind has increased 11-fold since 1961. The reduction of this component is the most important step humans can do in order to avoid overshoot and create a livable planet. We need to move on to qualitative civilization from the quantitative one. This is only possible with paradigm shift.Lester Brown – Mobilizing to Save Civilization
Narrated by Matt Damon, English subtitlesThis film is based on summation of stunning and thought-provoking facts.
Contact us and learn why many people are thinking differently about the future. After watching the film you will get a picture of the world which helps you make your future decisions in another way.
“We know that the reason the Carbon-dioxide is so high now is because the humans have put it there. And it is not slowing down. So, more recently then, we have started to see some of the impacts of this higher carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere. The last time the Arctic was as warm as it is now, which was about 125.000 years ago, the sea level was 68 meters higher. This goes back to what I said earlier about how the Earth hasn’t caught up yet with the Carbon-dioxide levels that we have in the atmosphere right now. This is really bad news. Prof. Jennifer Francis
“We can see the eddying, white interwoven stripes – that embrace the Earth – circling around the globe so distinctively, in the weather forecasts every day. Climate changes takes place right under our noses, but we do not perceive – without knowing the context – that the daily change should inspire us to action. Let’s get to know this film and make a change! Everything depends on us, we are supposed to be intelligent creatures, so use this opportunity, which was certainly given to us humans, by God.” Varga Virág
The Next Generation Asks World Leaders at UN: Why Not Act on Climate Change? Thousands heard the call from all over the planet and while it wasn’t easy, we’ve been able to select eight inspiring young people to attend the United Nations Climate Summit in New York on September 23 and ask “Why not act on climate change?”
CO2 emissions bury the UN Climate Summit: Why Carbon Capture and Storage is a critical part of the solution to climate change
Through the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) work with businesses to develop standards and tools that help companies measure, manage, report and reduce their carbon emissions. http://www.ghgprotocol.org
“How many people can live on planet Earth?” Trailer by David Attenborough
A Journey to Planet Earth trailer: Lester Brown – Mobilizing to Save Civilization
A link between climate change and the Joplin Tornadoes? Never!
Because the world needs to know
The Day the World Came Together – The 350 Movement