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A talk that is more relevant now than ever, Dr van der Linden discusses the ways in which falsehoods spread across various forms of media and shape the opinion of the broader public. Through a single example, he demonstrates the ways in which fake news can cause irreversible damage to one’s view of facts. Dr. Sander van der Linden is a University Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Social Psychology at the University of Cambridge, where he directs the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab. He is also a Fellow in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Prior to Cam- bridge, van der Linden held academic positions at Princeton and Yale University. He has won numerous awards for his research on social in uence, judgment, communication, and decision-making, including awards from the American Psycho- logical Association (APA), the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and the International Associ- ation of Applied Psychology (IAAP). His research has been widely publicized in the media, including outlets such as the New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, and the BBC. He received the Frank Prize in Public Interest Communications in 2017 from the University of Florida. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
In this week's address, President Obama discussed new actions by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut dangerous carbon pollution, a plan that builds on the efforts already taken by many states, cities and companies. Carbon Pollution Standards here. Published on May 31, 2014
Then President-elect Barack Obama in a speech (video) to the Global Climate Summit, November 18-19, 2008 Beverly Hills, California, promising "a new chapter of American leadership on climate change."
About doing public good as a private citizen.
Former President Bill Clinton (SFS'68) told an audience in Georgetown's historic Gaston Hall that being a good citizen in the 21st century "requires every thoughtful person to try to do some public good...We are on an unsustainable path to the future...the world is awash in too much in inequality and unsustainability." He ends with "If you want to serve you must begin with the stories." Published on May 2, 2013
Madame Gro Harlem Brundtland and Jim MacNeil, key leaders in the Brundtland Commission, held public hearings in cities and slums around the world to create Our Common Future in 1987. In doing so, they broke through ideological barriers and found a way to reach consensus.
To order Madame Brundtland's book from Amazon click on image or visit your local book store.
Speech of Sha Sukang on the High Level Consultation on 'Realising Inclusive and green growth: Business & Industry Consultation with Government and Civil Society.',World Forum, The Hague, the Netherlands, 11 April 2012. More information on the Rio+20 Summit
Deirdre Kent is co-founder of the New Economics Party in New Zealand and here she discusses some specific recommendations for transforming our economic system to a sustainable one. Visit their Website for more information and ideas.
Isarithmic maps are essentially topographic or contour maps, wherein a third variable is represented in two dimensions by color, or by contour lines, indicating gradations. I had never seen such a map depicting political data — certainly not election returns, and thus sought to create them.The isarithmic depiction does an excellent job of highlighting several broad patterns in modern U.S. political history.
This animated interpretation accentuates certain phenomena: the breadth and duration of support for Roosevelt, the shift from a Democratic to a Republican South, the move from an ostensibly east-west division to the contemporary coasts-versus-heartland division, and the stability of the latter.
More broadly, this video is a reminder that what constitutes “politics as usual” is always in flux, shifting sometimes abruptly. The landscape of American politics is constantly evolving, as members of the two great parties battle for electoral supremacy.
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) shared some of the outlines of the anticipated Kerry, Graham, Lieberman climate bill today, telling Clean Skies News that the comprehensive bill will be unveiled sometime soon. (February 2010)
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