Tag: africa

What if you thought climate change was your fault?

What if you thought climate change was your fault?

By Micah Moen 43 Comments September 9, 2019

Doyte has been a Lord of the Rain for 20 years. He reads signs in the stars, the land and in animals to predict when the rains are coming. When there’s a drought, it’s also up to him to perform animal sacrifices to make the rains come. His job is getting harder and harder. He […]

Building Resilience to Climate Change | Jacqueline McGlade | TEDxPorto

Building Resilience to Climate Change | Jacqueline McGlade | TEDxPorto

By Micah Moen 2 Comments September 9, 2019

Translator: Virginia Cancino Berrios Reviewer: Zsófia Herczeg Today in the world, we face many existential threats – nuclear warheads, artificial intelligence, robots, antimicrobial resistance, climate change – and we have no way of predicting actually how we are going to face these challenges. Some of the solutions lie in laboratories, in offices, but answers to […]

Wrong Climate for Damming Rivers

Wrong Climate for Damming Rivers

By Micah Moen 8 Comments September 7, 2019

Many people may not realize it, but electricity is the planet’s largest source of climate pollution. There are things we must do, urgently. First, we need to cut back on fossil fuels use. Secondly, we need to use energy more efficiently. And then, we have to increase our use of clean renewables. The dam industry […]

The bold plan to end malaria with a gene drive

The bold plan to end malaria with a gene drive

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 29, 2019

These mosquito larvae in a lab at Imperial College in London have been genetically engineered to glow red under a laser. But that red fluorescence is just a marker — It’s there to tell the researchers that something profound has happened. I ran out and I grabbed my supervisor … I was like Tony but […]

The Future of Farming & Agriculture

The Future of Farming & Agriculture

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 21, 2019

Over the next two decades, a technological wave will revolutionize the efficiency of farms all over the world. It can’t come soon enough. By the year 2050 the human population will be nearly 10 billion—which means we’ll need to have doubled the amount of food we now produce. This is an examination of the agricultural […]

Geography Now! The Bahamas

Geography Now! The Bahamas

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 20, 2019

Ahh, the Bahamas! It’s like the Hawaii of the Atlantic, except it has more of a pirate history, there’s a lot more black people and it’s actually a country, it’s not a state of U.S.. Actually, don’t call it the Hawaii of the Atlantic. It’s time to learn geography…NOW!!! Hey everybody, I’m your host Paul […]

African Savanna (Music Video) feat. DJ Ecotone | Wild Beats

African Savanna (Music Video) feat. DJ Ecotone | Wild Beats

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 20, 2019

Making music from the sounds of nature! This is Wild Beats. Made from 100% organic animal sounds. Welcome, everyone. DJ Ecotone here. Let me take you to a wild concert… Savanna style. ♪ Serengeti, comin’ at you ♪ ♪ Grass waves… ♪ ♪ rolling through ♪ [beatboxing] Here, among one of the greatest concentrations of […]

How Geography DOOMED Africa

How Geography DOOMED Africa

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 20, 2019

Hey, so before I start I just wanted to say: this video idea came to me from a college professor I had and it’s only a theory, okay? Got that? A theory. Good. So Africa is pretty amazing, it’s a rich land with some spectacular resources and natural beauty. It contains the world’s second largest […]

The UNILU drone – Research on Luswishi’s ecosystem services (DR Congo)

The UNILU drone – Research on Luswishi’s ecosystem services (DR Congo)

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 17, 2019

What is your objective? The objective pursued in this forest is to try to index the large trees found there. With the drone, I can take various pictures. We have different interests. In particular, in the case of plots that have already been placed here, and that take into account the different habitats in this […]

Pablo Escobar’s hippos: Why drug lords shouldn’t play God | Lucy Cooke

Pablo Escobar’s hippos: Why drug lords shouldn’t play God | Lucy Cooke

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 16, 2019

So, a few years ago I went to go and investigate rumors of hippos, rogue hippos running riot in rural Colombia. Now hippos don’t naturally live in South America, they are from sub-Saharan Africa; but these hippos had been transported to Colombia by Pablo Escobar. So Pablo Escobar, like many powerful men, fancied himself as […]