Chapter 9

Rachel Pike: The Science Behind a Climate Headline

In this brief TED Talk, scientist Rachel Pike discusses the level of research that goes into reaching conclusions on climate change. Pay attention to the way she describes contacts among the global community of scientists and the way she describes the division of labor in the scientific community.

Tim Jackson: Economics of Climate Change

This TED Talk focuses on the impact of climate change on development. Tim Jackson is the economics commissioner of the UK’s Sustainable Development Commission.

Rob Hopkins: Transition to a World Without Oil

In this TED Talk, Rob Hopkins – an activist working to promote sustainability – discusses the role of oil in the world economy and how to deal with a growing shortage of oil.

How Global Warming Works

This website features five videos that explain the mechanism behind global climate change in less than five minutes.