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TEDx tackles the oil spill

More than two months have passed since the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon sent crude oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. Slowly but surely, other stories have begun creeping into the news headlines, but oil is still flowing at a rate of 1,470,000 gallons a day, according to Department of Energy estimates.

On June 28, great minds will be brought together to address the crisis at the TEDx Oil Spill conference. Speakers include Sylvia Earle, Philippe Cousteau and Carl Safina.

Watch a live webcast here. The stream begins at 9 a.m. EST on June 28th.

Watch live streaming video from tedxoilspill at

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  • Dr Claude Windenberger

    I just found out about TEDxOilSpill and saw Silvia Earle’s presentation so far. In May, Earle and several other environmental experts gave testimony to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the U.S. House of Representatives on the impact of the oil spill on natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico, saying “Just about everyone on the planet will be affected, one way or another, by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico”.

    The transcript of Earle’s testimony is available on the National Geographic blog at

    In a comment, I suggested the eco-friendly oil spill clean up solution using entire dried corn cobs, invented and pattented by Adria Brown. Adria should have been a presenter at TEDxOilSpill. Many links to blogs, articles, videos, etc. about her simple and affordable solution can be found at

    I also suggested that, as we consider technologies for cleaning up and restoring our outer world (the planet including the ocean), we also devote some attention to researching and deploying technologies that help clean our consciousness and minds from all the garbage we have accumulated over a life time, as well as technologies that help us fathom, explore and mine the depths of the unbounded ocean (or sea) of consciousness.

    I believe that is what Silvia Earle was ultimately referring to–knowingly or unknowingly–when she concluded “we all are sea creatures” (i.e. we are creatures of consciousness).

    I believe that Conciousness-based solutions to life’s problems will bring about energy independance and real freedom.

    I look forward to listening to your July 2nd program announced at TEDxOilSpill

    Dr Claude Windenberger