Video and Multimedia

Video Resources

1. The Science behind a climate headline
Description: 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.

2. TED Talk Tim Jackson Economics of Climate Change
Description: 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.

3. Rob Hopkins: Transition to a world without oil
Description: 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.

4. How Global Warming Works
Description: This website features five videos that explain the mechanism behind global climate change in less than five minutes.

5. “We’ve Lost Our Country”: An Iraqi American Looks Back on a Decade of War That’s Devastated a Nation
Description: This interview with Raed Jarrar, an Iraqi-American blogger and political analyst, demonstrates the necessity of sovereignty and self-determination in a national identity.

Web Resources

1. International Energy Agency
Description: This is the official site for the IEA, an intergovernmental agency that seeks to advance the security and sustainability of the world's energy supply. It contains information and databases describing the energy consumption of countries and regions worldwide.

2. Promote Sustainable Development
Description: This is the United Nations portal on promoting sustainable development. Here you will find related information and links on sustainable development and other economic and social issues.

3. Human Security Centre
Description: The Human Security Centre tracks trends and issues related to violence and human rights abuses across the world. Its mission is to address, and to formulate solutions to, current and emerging threats to human security.

4. OxFam
Description: This page is part of the official site for OxFam, a UK-based nonprofit that campaigns for development and relief for impoverished regions of the world.

5. Environmental Change and Security Program
Description: This Woodrow Wilson Center program examines the relationship between environmental change, population, development, and security issues.

6. UNODC report on human trafficking exposes modern form of slavery
Description: This website from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime issues reports on human trafficking patterns across the globe, one of the main threats to national identity and security. Multimedia resources as well as access to data and research on this topic can be found through the UNODC.