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Sustainability Video Picks 2017

Each month we will features a different video of the best sustainability talks from, TED conferences and other online content of interest.

The Invisible Universe of the Human Microbiome

60 MiNueTs: Toxic Bodies

Eating our way to Extinction
A cinematic documentary exposing the true cost of eating animals. It takes a look at the western diet health epidemic, the twisted economics within the meat and dairy industries and presents shifting towards a plant-based lifestyle.

Boiling The Frog with Al Franken
Senator Franken talks about climate change by making an analogy: an overweight heavy smoker wants to find a doctor who will tell him he doesn’t have to change his lifestyle at all. The question is, just who is this doctor?

UC/Vox Climate Lab Video Series

Episode 6 - Scientists really aren’t the best champions of climate science
Facts and data alone won’t inspire people to take action in the fight against global warming. So what will?

Episode 5 - The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power
New nuclear energy technology has come a long way - but can we get over our fears? In this episode, host Dr. M. Sanjayan explores the dangers of nuclear power and possible options for building safer, more efficient, power plants.

Episode 4 - Food waste is the world’s dumbest problem
Host Dr. M. Sanjayan explores solutions to combat food waste - starting with a box of donuts at MIT and ending with a UC Berkeley alum who is working to end world hunger

Episode 3 - Why your old phones collect in a junk drawer of sadness
Could fixing the way we make our phones help reduce our impact on climate change?

Episode 2 - Going green shouldn’t be this hard
Going green does not need to be a sacrifice, either for us as individuals or for businesses, governments and the economy.

Episode 1 - Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change
The biggest problem for the climate change fight isn’t technology – it’s human psychology.

Video: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power
Climate Changes, Truth Does Not. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.

Video: Everywhere you go, the environment surrounds you
Everywhere you go, the environment surrounds you. That’s why we need to support strong environmental policies and laws.

Video: Merchants of Doubt
Merchants of Doubt tells the controversial story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades.
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Video: Stand up for Science Rally
In mid-December scientists took to the streets in San Francisco to protect science.  About 500 people participated in the ‘rally to stand up for science’ including UCSF’s Dr. Tom Newman and Dr. Robert Gould. See the rally in action below.