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Gavin Schmidt: The emergent patterns of climate change

Gavin Schmidt: The emergent patterns of climate change

We live in a very complex environment: complexity and dynamism and patterns of evidence from satellite photographs, from videos. You can even see it outside your window. It’s endlessly complex, but somehow familiar, but the patterns kind of repeat, but they never repeat exactly. It’s a huge challenge to understand. The patterns that you see …

Karen Bass: Unseen footage, untamed nature

Karen Bass: Unseen footage, untamed nature

Translator: Timothy Covell Reviewer: Morton Bast I’m a very lucky person. I’ve been privileged to see so much of our beautiful Earth and the people and creatures that live on it. And my passion was inspired at the age of seven, when my parents first took me to Morocco, at the edge of the Sahara …

Bernie Krause: The voice of the natural world

Bernie Krause: The voice of the natural world

(Nature sounds) When I first began recording wild soundscapes 45 years ago, I had no idea that ants, insect larvae, sea anemones and viruses created a sound signature. But they do. And so does every wild habitat on the planet, like the Amazon rainforest you’re hearing behind me. In fact, temperate and tropical rainforests each …

Paul Gilding: The Earth is full

Paul Gilding: The Earth is full

Let me begin with four words that will provide the context for this week, four words that will come to define this century. Here they are: The Earth is full. It’s full of us, it’s full of our stuff, full of our waste, full of our demands. Yes, we are a brilliant and creative species, …

Buildings that blend nature and city | Jeanne Gang

Buildings that blend nature and city | Jeanne Gang

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Camille Martínez I’m a relationship builder. When you think of a relationship builder, don’t you just automatically think “architect?” Probably not. That’s because most people think architects design buildings and cities, but what we really design are relationships, because cities are about people. They’re places where people come together for all …