The Censored TED Talk

The Censored TED Talk- Nick Hanauer. As the war over income inequality wages on, super-rich entrepreneur Nick Hanauer has been raising the hackles of his fellow 1percenters, espousing the argument that rich people don't actually create jobs. The position is controversial – So much that TED has banned the Talk.

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EarthTalk- NMIMS Mumbai INDIA

The sombre crowd of NMIMS waited patiently as their professor introduced them to the speaker, Saurabh Gupta, founder of Earth5R. The topic of discussion for the day being Social Entrepreneurship, Saurabh began the session with a personal experience. Giving the students an insight into the reality of the corporate world, he concluded by making them realize that the ultimate goal is not just to get richer, but also something that drives your soul.

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Zero-Deforestation Policy

Profit making companies need to make public commitments to implement a zero-deforestation policy throughout their supply chains. In recent years, with several of these announcements happening, it’s clear that major corporations are recognizing what’s good for the environment can also be good for the bottom line.

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A Question About Progress

Have we really progressed? You may think that I have lost my senses to pose the question “Have we really progressed” in this 21st century where we all feel proud about our journey from the Stone Age to this modern age where all luxuries and comforts are available at our disposal. However, when I look around myself, I see regression. I see a journey of regression from the Stone Age to the present age. We call ourselves civilised and the people centuries ago ‘uncivilised’. If we are civilised, I think we should turn back to our uncivilised past and learn from ...

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EarthTalk- Narsee Monjee College of Economics Mumbai India

As climate change continues to create havoc in our daily lives, the need of the hour is to make people aware on a conscious level, about the influence they can create as individuals towards the growing disparity in environmental conditions. On similar lines, ‘Earth Talk’, an interactive session was conducted by Earth5r, for the students of Narsee Monjee College of Economics, Mumbai INDIA on the 12th of December 2014.

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Climate Change and Health

Key facts Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress. The direct damage costs to health (i.e. excluding costs in health-determining sectors such as agriculture and water and sanitation), is estimated to be between US$ 2-4 billion/year by 2030. Areas with weak health infrastructure – mostly in ...

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Mitigating Climate Changes

Shrinking ice caps, droughts and flooding, storms and extinctions. If greenhouse-gas emission levels continue to rise, the IPCC stated, future changes are likely to be even more extreme, with millions of people displaced by rising sea levels and global food supplies under threat.

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Overfishing

Overfishing occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction. Gathering as many fish as possible may seem like a profitable practice, but overfishing has serious consequences. The results not only affect the balance of life in the oceans, but also the social and economic well-being of the coastal communities who depend on fish for their way of life. Billions of people rely on fish for protein, and fishing is the principal livelihood for millions of people around the world. For centuries, our seas and oceans have been consid...

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2 Degrees of Celsius

While the fact that humanity’s emissions of greenhouse gases contribute to climate change is no longer in dispute, scientists continue to investigate how the climate will respond to rising atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases over time and in the various regions of the world. Scenarios show that to have a likely chance of limiting the increase in global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius, means lowering global greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 70 percent compared with 2010 by mid-century, and to near-zero by the end of this century. Ambitious mitigation may even require removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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