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Videos to think about

Here you will find some videos that had myself thinking for a while, hopefully they produce the same effect on you! You can sort the table by video name or date added by just clicking the header of each column. For more good videos related to a bunch of different issues check out my youtube playlists!

 

TitleDescriptionCategory
A link between climate change and Joplin tornadoes? Never If you are one of those people that desperately holds to the idea that humans have nothing to do with climate change and the increase of climatic phenomena like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, etc, which are also becoming stronger and more common, do not watch this video! Enjoy and expand your brain otherwise!Global issues: Climate change
A Thousand SunsA Thousand Suns tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region. This isolated area has remained remarkably intact both biologically and culturally. It is one of the most densely populated rural regions of Africa yet its people have been farming sustainably for 10,000 yearsSociety
Changing Education ParadigmsThis animation was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award. I think it's a great summary of the present educational system ans where we should get toSociety
How our microbes make us who we areRob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health. “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome,” he says. Find out whyScience and Diseases
I'am an African ManHollywood stereotypes normally present black people from Africa as villains . This is a great video that shows how skewed that view actually is. Society
Intervention of President Mujica (Uruguay) in Rio+20 SummitThe international media dubbed Uruguay’s 79-year-old President José Mujica Cordano the “poorest president in the world” after it was reported that the Latin American leader donates 90 percent of his monthly salary of $12,500 to charity — specifically, those that help house the homeless — leaving him with about $1,250 to spend on himself.
He only makes about 3.1 percent of what President Obama earns in a year and opts to not live in a presidential palace, but Mujica says he’s not poor. He’s chosen to live in a modest home on the farm his wife owns outside of Montevideo and to continue to drive his 1987 Volkswagen Beetle. Not only he is a great leader for this people, but also an example to follow in other matters, just watch the video!
Society
Plastic Pollution in the OceansPlastics outnumber zooplankton 6 to 1 in the ocean (well, actually 45 to 1 when the same sampling was done 10 years after), they enter the food chain because fish and birds confuse them with fish eggs and larvae, and they carry on the surface toxic chemicals that can be up to 1 million times more concentrated than normal sea water. More videos related to this can be found in my youtube playlistGlobal issues: Plastic pollution
The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutesShe addressed a UN Meeting on issue of environment… not need to say a lot about it... Society
The Greatest Speech of All TimeA video suggested by Dorlisa from my Bio1 class at MtSAC. The Great Dictator is a comedy film by Charlie Chaplin released in October 1940. Like most Chaplin films, he wrote, produced, and directed, in addition to starring as the lead. Having been the only Hollywood film maker to continue to make silent films well into the period of sound films, this was Chaplin’s first true talking picture as well as his most commercially successful film.[1] More importantly, it was the first major feature film of its period to bitterly satirize Nazism and Adolf Hitler. At the time of its first release, the United States was still formally at peace with Nazi Germany. Chaplin’s film advanced a stirring, controversial condemnation of Hitler, fascism, antisemitism, and the Nazis, whom he excoriates in the film as “machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts”Society
The mathematics of loveFinding the right mate is no cakewalk — but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someoneSociety
What we (humans) are: a bunch of monkeys!Awesome summary of many human attributes and consequences of our acts presented in a very funny waySociety
Why Evolution is True and Why Many People Still Don’t Believe It (Jerry Coyne, 2012)Jerry Coyne, a professor of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago and author of the seminal book, Why Evolution is True, is one of the world’s most eloquent defenders of evolutionary science in the face of legal, religious, and cultural opposition. In this talk, Coyne explored the evidence for evolution, why Americans are so resistant to accepting the theory, and what can be done to make the country more evolution-friendlyEvolution
Re-engineering mosquitos to fight diseaseIn a single year, there are 200-300 million cases of malaria and 50-100 million cases of dengue fever worldwide. So: Why haven’t we found a way to effectively kill mosquitos yet? Hadyn Parry presents a fascinating solution: genetically engineering male mosquitos to make them sterile, and releasing the insects into the wild, to cut down on disease-carrying species.Science and Diseases
WatchTop 10 Animals That Humans Hunted Into ExtinctionGlobal issues: Extinction