A Call to Action on Sea Level Rise Faster than a calculator | Arthur 1 day ago   15:54

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In his talk, Professor Benjamin Horton discusses the data behind the seemingly inevitable global rise of sea levels and calls the youth of our Earth to action.

I aim to understand and integrate the external and internal mechanisms that have determined sea-level changes in the past, and which will shape such changes in the future. Fundamental to this aim is bridging the gap between short-term instrumental records and long-term geological reconstructions and geophysical predictions.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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Chris Durgin
We really need to talk about population and how we get our energy.
Because all the money in the world can't buy you clean air, clean water
and clean food.
We're here to save what we have left. Thank you for the program.
Have a nice day.
Anders Mattson
He talk as a preacher about his religion.
Ed Evans
Hey all you Elon Musk wannabe's. Here is an opportunity for a Mega business wind fall.
Giant Coastal Sponges to contain rising sea levels. Several Trillion should do the job!!
But seriously , if a wall of water is coming your way move!! Mother earth will consume those that refuse to see the obvious! If crabs move up and down the beach between high and low tides I'm sure we have the brains to follow suit??
PrivateSi
Not another penny to quackademic climatologists and their globalist institutions and put the savings into a well directed disaster relief fund.
paxwallacejazz
Listen everyone is worried about sea level rise. That's because they don't understand what's coming. You can run away from sea level change cities can be abandoned however there are ramifications of climate change that one just can't run away from. A very scary red flag just went up that being the (jet stream crossing the equator). Get ready for major agricultural disruptions. It will start as merely higher food prices. But that's not where it's gonna stop. When was the last time you were hungry?
Adrian Boulter
why would the saudi's spend billions build all those sandbank islands for the rich and famous to build houses on costing millions if the seas are rising. fk off ted.
vexingvexillologist
Is no-one gonnna talk about the fact that his e-mail address starts with "BP" and he's an environmental scientist
robert forsythe
The people who could do something but doing what is right vs losing billions of dollars will not happen even if it means the end of the earth, The planet will die plain and simple. You are right but you are lecturing on deaf ears.
James Michael Campbell
Occupy your political system,the Republican party is the weak point.
"The Crash of 2016"
Tim Tam
Great talk and thanks for showing some passion about saving the planet for my and our kids...keep up the output
Big Gav 74
Way too optimistic about our future. There won't be any future generations.
420Tarzan
It would be hilarious to see a TED talk where the speaker is frustrated & yelling lol "what the FUCK are you waiting for?! why do we have to keep coming up here reiterating what we told you the last few years?! wtf is happening?!"
Jonathan Hayes
could you upload this again. poor audio, thanks
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Faster than a calculator | Arthur A Call to Action on Sea Level Rise 1 day ago   15:04

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Benjamin makes numbers dance. In his day job, he's a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College; in his other day job, he's a "Mathemagician," taking the stage to perform high-speed mental calculations, memorisations and other astounding mathematic stunts. It's part of his drive to teach math and mental agility in interesting ways, following in the footsteps of such heroes as Martin Gardner.

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