TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.
Jackie Savitz: Save the oceans, feed the world.
Gavin Schmidt: The emergent patterns of climate change
Leyla Acaroglu: Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore.
Al Gore: Averting the climate crisis (2006)
Al Gore: New thinking on the climate crisis (2008)
Al Gore warns on latest climate trends (2009)
Amory Lovins: A 40-year plan for energy (2012)
Garth Lenz: The true cost of oil
Janine Benyus: Biomimicry in action
Michael Pollan: A plant's-eye view
Ray Anderson: The business logic of sustainability
William McDonough: Cradle to cradle design
Jason Clay: How big brands can help save biodiversity
David MacKay: A reality check on renewables
Climate Change: Oh, it's real (8 talks)
Alex Velez & Nikhil Arora: Back to the roots
Harish Manwani: Profits not always the point
Martin Rees: Can we prevent the end of the world?
Nicholas Sterm: The state of the climate – and what we might do about it.