Antonia delivers a TEDx Talk at TEDxCU, entitled, “How Women and Girls are Leading the Way to the End of the Fossil Fuel Era.”

We face a global climate crisis; its cause is as well-known as its cure. We are destroying our home by the way that we produce and use fossil fuels. In this informative and inspiring solutions-based talk, renowned award-winning investigative journalist Antonia Juhasz shares stories from her global reporting for outlets including Rolling Stone and CNN exploring the many ways that women and girls from Afghanistan to Alabama are leading the way to the end of the fossil fuel era. Antonia asks, “will the rest of us be brave enough to follow their leadership?

Antonia’s talk is included on the Ted.com site here: https://www.ted.com/talks/antonia_juhasz_how_women_and_girls_are_leading_the_way_to_the_end_of_the_fossil_fuel_era

About this Event

On February 14, 1990, NASA’s Voyager 1 took an image of earth from 4 billion miles away. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this iconic image, TEDxCU 2020 speakers will inspire and challenge us to think about how our past and present could shape our future.

Voyager 1’s image inspired the title of Carl Sagan’s 1994 book, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space.

“Look again at that dot,” Sagan wrote in his book “Pale Blue Dot.” “That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”

Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994

TEDxCU is a project of the College of Media, Communication and Information and the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder.