Uploaded by TEDxTalks on Sep 2, 2011
The Other Inconvenient Truth: How Agriculture is Changing the Face of Our Planet We typically think of climate change as the biggest environmental issue we face today. But maybe it's not? In this presentation, Jonathan Foley shows how agriculture and land use are maybe a bigger culprit in the global environment, and could grow even larger as we look to feed over 9 billion people in the future.
Good overall presentation of problem, and statement of who has to come to the table to solve problem. Question remains on how to solve. As always we need to think globally and act locally. My opinion: grassroots thinkers and doers (P2P) need to create the building blocks and act while ruling elites fiddle and protect their wealth. Grassroots thinkers and doers (P2P) will play an important role in leading leading us out of our "stupor"... What do you think? Monte
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Uploaded by UMNIonE on Dec 9, 2009
The University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment is discovering solutions to Earth's biggest problems, including the big question of how are we going to feed a growing world without destroying the planet?
Uploaded by UMNIonE on Jul 6, 2010
Complex environmental challenges have taken center stage in the 21st century. And these problems can't be solved with business-as-usual thinking. Watch the Institute on the Environment's "welcome video" to find out what sets us apart from all the rest.