So is the Earth full or is abundance our future? #TED2012

TED 2012 is underway and they have been posting some of the talks to their website. Here is a pair of talks which showcase different views of where we are in the world right now – each of them linking to our units on Environmental Science. You can also follow them on the Guardian’s liveblog.

In the first, Paul Gilding states that “The Earth is full,” but that it takes times of real crisis for us to create solutions and climb out of the hole we have dug for ourselves.

In this one, Peter Diamandis argues that we are living in a time of abundance and that human ingenuity will get us out of our problems.


EDIT – 4th March

These talks which have also been published are relevant to the issues we are studying in class. Have fun watching them!

Daniel Pauly: The ocean’s shifting baseline

Paul Snelgrove: A census of the ocean

About Stephen

International Educator: China via Japan, Indonesia & the UK. Director of Innovation in Learning & Teaching. Science educator. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer. MA International Education & current EdD student. Experienced Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator. Interested in curriculum, pedagogy, purposeful EdTech and global competence. Find out more: Science site:

Posted on March 2, 2012, in #edtech #scitech, Areas of Interaction, Economics, Environments, Human Ingenuity, Principled Action, TED talks. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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