• Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… EXPLAINED!
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    Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… EXPLAINED!

    [MUSIC] We need to get something straight. Evolution by natural selection is a theory. So is climate change. But people keep saying that like it’s a bad thing… [MUSIC] I get it, I understand your frustration. We’re all searching for ultimate hashtag #truth, and complex, challenging ideas don’t always fit nice and neatly in our brains. But what is truth? Are there different levels of truth? Are some truths truthier than others? I don’t know. But I do know this: Science is the absolute best tool we have for understanding how the universe works, and theory is not a 4-letter word. If we’re going to trust science together, the least…

  • Hydrogen – the Fuel of the Future?
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    Hydrogen – the Fuel of the Future?

    I think we can all agree: … …the sooner we decrease our reliance on fossil fuels,… …and develop new energy sources, the better. Whether you believe in climate change or not,… …the benefits extend beyond just the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions,… …and the supply of oil and gas will inevitably dry. Tesla pioneered our greatest hope in this space to date,… …with the development and popularization of battery technology. But, as we’ve seen, they are struggling to meet… …the enormous half a million pre-orders for the Model 3. Elon Musk’s self-proclaimed production hell has resulted in delay after delay. Bloomberg estimates that Tesla have produced around 12,000 Model 3s…

  • The truth about global warming
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    The truth about global warming

    . MARK: HELLO, AMERICA. I’M MARK LEVIN. THIS IS “LIFE, LIBERTY & LEVIN.” WELCOME.>>NICE TO SEE YOU.>>IT’S A GREAT HONOR TO SEE YOU, PATRICK MICHAELS. DOCTOR. EXPERT ON ALL THINGS CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED. LITTLE BIT OF YOUR BACKGROUND. DIRECTOR OF THE STUDY OF SCIENCE AT THE CATO INSTITUTE. YOU HOLD AN AB IN SM, YOU HOLD THOSE DEGREES IN BIOLOGY, SCIENCES AND PLANT ECOLOGY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. PRETTY GOOD SCHOOL. Ph.D. IN ECOLOGICAL CLIMATOLOGY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN IN MADISON, 1979. PRESIDENT OF THE STATE CLIMATOLOGISTS, PROGRAM CHAIRMAN FOR THE CITY OF APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN METEORLOGICAL SOCIETY. SAY THAT FAST…

  • Are Electric Cars Really More Environmentally Friendly?
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    Are Electric Cars Really More Environmentally Friendly?

    [INTRO ♪] Telling people that buying an electric car is a great way to fight climate change is a pretty reliable way to start an argument in some circles. People will say that you still burn fossil fuels with electric cars – it just happens at the power plant instead of the engine. And while that’s at least partly true, over their lifespans, electric cars don’t consume anywhere near the fossil fuels that gas-powered cars do — especially in the United States. With electricity getting cleaner all the time, they’re even better than you might expect. There are a few variables to keep in mind though, starting with the cars…

  • Leonardo DiCaprio’s Powerful Climate Summit Speech
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    Leonardo DiCaprio’s Powerful Climate Summit Speech

    Thank you, Mr Secretary General, your excellencies, ladies and gentleman, and distinguished guests. I’m honored to be here today, I stand before you not as an expert but as a concerned citizen, one of the 400,000 people who marched in the streets of New York on Sunday, and the billions of others around the world who want to solve our climate crisis. As an actor I pretend for a living. I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. I believe humankind has looked at climate change in that same way: as if it were a fiction, happening to someone else’s planet, as if pretending that climate change wasn’t real would…

  • QuadKinetic – Hyve’s green hosting solution using sustainable power sources
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    QuadKinetic – Hyve’s green hosting solution using sustainable power sources

    With global warming on the rise, Hyve is taking green hosting to the next level. Introducing QuadKinetic, our latest ground breaking technology which utilises sustainable power sources to create enough energy to run our UK data centres. Manual pedalling on exercise bikes generate electrical current, which is then wired up to power banks and transferred to the data centre. It is not only a fantastic green initiative, but also hugely beneficial to the health and fitness of our employees. QuadKinetic is operated by Hyve employees on a rotation basis.

  • Germany considers ‘meat tax’ to combat climate change
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    Germany considers ‘meat tax’ to combat climate change

    FOR THAT SWEDISH GUY. THEY ARE GETTING A LOT OF STRANGE CLIMATE IDEAS OVER IN EUROPE. IN GERMANY, LAWMAKERS HAVE INTRODUCED A BILL THAT WOULD INCREASE A 19% VALUE-ADDED TAX TO ALL OF THE MEAT IN THE COUNTRY. IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY IN LONDON HAS BANNED ALL BEEF, ALL BURGERS ENTIRELY, IN THE NAME OF THE PLANET. MAKE NO MISTAKE, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DO THE SAME THING IN AMERICA, UNTIL WE ALL HAVE TO DO DOMINIC GET OUR PROTEIN BY EATING MEALWORMS AND GRASSHOPPERS. ASHLEY BYRNE IS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF PETA. SHE JOINS US. NOW, PETER ACTUALLY IS IN FAVOR OF A MEAT TAX. IS…

  • Takeout creates a lot of trash. It doesn’t have to.
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    Takeout creates a lot of trash. It doesn’t have to.

    Who doesn’t love takeout food? It’s convenient. Easy. Most of the time, it’s delicious. But with every order, there’s just a lot of stuff that comes with the meal. Look, here’s what I got when I ordered Thai. This is from my breakfast this morning. And this is all the stuff you get with one of those meal delivery kits. Some of it, you can recycle. Some of it, it’s compostable. But a lot of it…well, I really don’t know. And all this waste — it isn’t just a problem that we can solve with recycling alone. These little containers and wrappers may not seem like a big deal, but…

  • The environmental cost of free two-day shipping
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    The environmental cost of free two-day shipping

    When it comes to buying stuff, I’ve often wondered how did I live without online shopping? I mean literally today anything I want is available to me 24/7. I can buy anything anytime. In fact 79% of Americans shop online. This happens when they’re laying in bed, while they’re out with friends having a drink. It turns out actually one in five us shop online while we’re using the bathroom. All this stuff we’re buying magically appears on our doorstep. But what effect does all this shopping have on the planet? Delivery services ship a lot more packages now because of online shopping. Since 2009 US Postal Service deliveries increased…

  • Why Do More Species Live Near the Equator?
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    Why Do More Species Live Near the Equator?

    [MUSIC] “This episode is supported by Prudential” Here in Tambopata Peru, EO Wilson once found more species of ant in a single tree than there are in all of the British Isles. Scientists have seen this pattern all over the world. More species exist near the tropics. Why is that? [MUSIC] In one night here in the Peruvian rainforest, I saw more insects in an hour than I’ve seen in my entire life, total. It’s not just insects. Birds, mammals, plants… tropical rainforests are some of the most biodiverse places on Earth. It’s not just the abundance of it, it’s how many different species we find in a given area.…