TEDGlobal 2012 Vicki Arroyo

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1. What

1.1. Vicki Arroyo uses environmental law and her background in biology and ecology to help prepare for global climate change

1.2. Elena Crescia ‏@ecrescia "we prefer to get a reassuring lie rather than an inconvenient truth" Vicki Arroyo #TEDGlobal

2. New Orleans

2.1. beautiful

2.2. but vulnerable

2.2.1. during a huge flood

2.2.2. People lost their homes

3. Adaption

3.1. We NEED to reduce emisions

3.2. Good news

3.2.1. Intially change is at a local level

3.3. for those in vulnerable places

3.3.1. conflicts over resources darfur etc.

3.3.2. Russia plants flag on ocean floor

3.4. Climate disasters increasing

3.4.1. governments

3.5. Climate extremes can kill

3.5.1. Of draught

3.5.2. Because of flooding

4. Who

4.1. Vicki Arroyo

4.2. Environmental Policy influencer

4.3. Georgetownclimate.org

4.4. @Climate_center

5. Melting glaciers + rising sealevels

5.1. half of the world population lives near coasts

5.2. Climate change is affecting us

5.2.1. homes

5.2.2. lives

5.2.3. way of life

5.3. People are in denial

6. 3 ways

6.1. adapting to violent storms

6.1.1. energy efficient homes

6.1.2. Change architechture

6.1.3. Energy saving an regenerating buildings

6.2. Technology and human influences

6.2.1. helps prevention

6.2.2. People refused to leave because they couldn't bring their pets

6.3. adapting to rising seas

6.3.1. Protecting huge structures may be too expensive to realise but we can still do somethign!

6.3.2. reconsider and redesign infrastructure Water intakes

6.4. A word of caution

6.4.1. there are no experts

6.4.2. We are entering uncharted territory

6.4.3. can't rely on established norms

7. larger point

7.1. it's up to us

7.1.1. call government leaders

7.1.2. How to protect our house etc etc.

7.2. there are no quick fixes

7.2.1. we learn by doing

7.2.2. keyword is doing

7.3. no action is not an option

7.4. we have to indicate emissions in order to facilitate action

8. learn from New Orleans

8.1. traditional jazz funeral in New Orleans

8.1.1. from the pain of loss

8.1.2. to the joy of life

8.2. Life affirming

8.3. we can all be open the radical changes