Water is a vital resource that has fuelled human progress. It transports solids, dissolves minerals, chemicals and nutrients, and stores thermal energy. This ‘carrier characteristic’ allows for countless industrial, agricultural, and transport processes that enable our society to thrive. But water is also key to life. The water in our oceans is home to phytoplankton […]
On time and water
Over the next 200 years, we can expect all of the Earth’s glaciers to disappear — unless we act now, says writer Andri Snær Magnason. Telling the story of the Okjökull glacier in Iceland, the first glacier lost to climate change, Magnason explains why we need to start connecting to the future in a more intimate, urgent way in order to stabilize the Earth for generations to come.
This talk was presented at an official TED conference.