Ecology and Energy
Ecology, by its nature, covers a wide range of topics. But what we focus on in this department are all the topics concerning the climate change crisis, the sustainable development use of energy, the green economy and the political thinking and campaigns required to move us to a more livable world for us and our descendants.
Ecomind: A One-Hour Lecture by Francis Moore Lappe
Frances Moore Lappe, author of "Diet for a Small Planet," argues in her latest book that people should not be pessimistic about solving the ecological problems facing the planet. Shesays that it is important toget people to think differently about their connection to the natural world and the possibilities for changing course.Access Here
Home: We All Have a Date with the Planet
We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate. This beautiful 90-minute documentary makes the case.Access Here
Feynman on Physical Law
Richard Feynman, a Nobel Prize winner, was one of the greatest physicists of all time. He was also a great popularizer of science, a 1950s precursor to Carl Sagan. Here's five of his lectures, each one about an hour.Access Here
Smart Grid: Green Energy Distribution
Immense amounts of energy can be conserved by combining modern energy distribution with information systems--a radical infrastucture project for the planet. Two videos, 18 minutesAccess Here
The Story of 'Cap and Trade'
Why this 'market approach' to cleaning energy doesn't work out so wellAccess Here
The Story of 'Stuff'
The importance of countering consumerism and the need for lighter ecological 'footprints.' With Spanish subtitles.Access Here