TED – Inspiration to make a difference

TED – Inspiration to make a difference

Think what you will about the reasons for global climate change and the science that under pins it, but this TED talk by Lewis Pugh, about his fantastic achievement to swim a kilometer of arctic sea water once covered by ice, is inspirational.

It shows what determined people can and will do to highlight a cause they truly believe in. If we believe in something enough, we can all make a difference.

Here is a little summary of what TED is, incase you haven’t heard about it:

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community program, this year’s TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize.

Take a look at the talk by Lewis and I challenge you to not want to find out more about climate change. Be inspired!

I’m not suggesting we all swim across icy waters by any means, but there are other, smaller things we can all do to make a difference to the planet on which we live.

Be sure to check out Lewis’s website, The Polar Defence Project

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