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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x250 David Titley: How the military fights climate change
TV-PG

  • 2017-11-15T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Military leaders have known for millennia that the time to prepare for a challenge is before it hits you, says scientist and retired US Navy officer David Titley. He takes us from the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria to the icy shores of Svalbard to show how the military approaches the threat of climate change, in a refreshingly practical, nonpartisan take on climate preparedness. "The ice doesn't care who's in the White House. It doesn't care which party controls your congress. It doesn't care which party controls your parliament," Titley says. "It just melts."

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