Tag: environment

Garth Lenz: The true cost of oil

Garth Lenz: The true cost of oil

Translator: Morton Bast Reviewer: Thu-Huong Ha The world’s largest and most devastating environmental and industrial project is situated in the heart of the largest and most intact forest in the world, Canada’s boreal forest. It stretches right across Northern Canada, in Labrador, it’s home to the largest remaining wild caribou herd in the world: the …

TEDxBoston – Noah Wilson-Rich – Urban Beekeeping

TEDxBoston – Noah Wilson-Rich – Urban Beekeeping

Translator: Bob Prottas Reviewer: Ivana Korom Now that your minds are open I would like to tell you my goal for this talk. Which is to change your perspective on many things. How about this for one? (Laughter) This man is wearing what we call a “Bee Beard.” A beard full of bees. Now this …

The true cost of coffee.

The true cost of coffee.

This video is sponsored by CuriosityStream. Get access to my streaming video service, Nebula, when you sign up for CuriosityStream using the link in the description. It’s the start of a new day. You roll out from under the covers, stagger into the kitchen, and make a cup of the brew that will wake you …

The true cost of the military-industrial complex.

The true cost of the military-industrial complex.

This video is sponsored by Brilliant. It’s time to talk about the elephant in the room. The single most polluting industry in the world. The military. Specifically, the U.S. military, because the U.S. war machine currently has a yearly budget of over $700 billion, which dwarfs the military spending of the next 8 countries combined …

Climate change explained: how much will it cost? | FT

Climate change explained: how much will it cost? | FT

How much will climate change cost if we do nothing now? Well, the answer to that in some sense is, we don’t know. But, last year the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change put out a report where it estimated that, if nothing was done and if warming increased to 1.5 degrees Celsius, bearing in mind …

Why Palm Oil Is So Cheap

Why Palm Oil Is So Cheap

Palm oil is cheap and ubiquitous. It’s used in thousands of everyday products and is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet. You can get a kilo of palm oil for just $2. But its usage has become unsurprisingly controversial, as huge areas of rainforest have been cut down or burned to make …

The environmental cost of free two-day shipping

The environmental cost of free two-day shipping

When it comes to buying stuff, I’ve often wondered how did I live without online shopping? I mean literally today anything I want is available to me 24/7. I can buy anything anytime. In fact 79% of Americans shop online. This happens when they’re laying in bed, while they’re out with friends having a drink. …