#WorldEnvironmentDay: 5 Must-watch TED Talks that inspire us on environment day

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Celebrated annually on June 5, the World Environment Day helps us raise awareness to safeguard the environment. The significance of #WorldEnvironmentDay is that on this day most countries come towards by taking several steps to generate awareness about safeguarding our environment. From online campaigns to planting trees several initiatives have been taken previously and this year the theme of World Environment Day 2021 is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’.

The aim of this year’s theme is to reverse the degradation of ecosystems and the diversity of life. So, let’s come together and save our environment and replenish its natural resources. Here we have discovered the top four TED talk videos to watch on this World Environment to motivate yourself and people to safeguard the environment.

The renewable heating system right below your feet – Kathy Hannun

Of all the mundane yet astonishing marvels of human ingenuity, knowing what it takes to heat a room to a comfortable temperature is TED Fellow Kathy Hannun’s favorite. She takes us on a journey across the planet and under the sea to emphasise the dangers of modern heating, and offers a safer, planet-friendly alternative that taps into the geothermal energy right below our feet.

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What’s in the air you breathe? – Amy Hrdina and Jesse Kroll

Take a deep breath. In a single intake of air, your lungs swell with roughly 25 sextillion molecules, ranging from days-old compounds, to those formed billions of years in the past. In fact, many of the molecules you’re breathing were likely exhaled by members of ancient civilisations and innumerable humans since. But what exactly are we all breathing? Amy Hrdina and Jesse Kroll investigate.

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3 strategies for effectively talking about climate change – John Marshall

Which sounds more urgent: “global warming” or “pollution blanket overheating planet”? In this actionable talk, communications strategist John Marshall explains why we need to rethink how we talk about climate change — and offers small but mighty language adjustments to get people to more intuitively understand and care about this existential threat.

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Earth’s original inhabitants and their role in combating climate change – Steven Allison

Every environment on the planet from forested mountaintops to scorching deserts and even the human gut has a microbiome that keeps it healthy and balanced. Ecologist Steven Allison explores how these extraordinarily adaptable, diverse collections of microorganisms could help solve big global problems like climate change and food insecurity and makes the case for getting to know Earth’s original inhabitants in fascinating ways.

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How we can curb climate change by spending two percent more on everything – Jens Burchardt

Would you pay two percent more for the carbon-neutral version of the products you buy and use every day? In this innovative talk, climate pathfinder Jens Burchardt walks us through the costs and considerations of producing planet-friendly products from creation to purchase and explains why curbing climate change doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s an inspiring demonstration of how the barriers to a greener world may not be as insurmountable as we think.

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