Here Are The Top 10 Climate Change TED Talks You Should Watch

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With global awareness about the climate crisis on the rise, more of us are beginning to look for new ways to dive deeper into the topic. Whether it be the individual changes that could help lower our carbon footprint, the science behind temperature rise, or the global policies needed to avert climate and environmental disaster, there’s something for all of us to learn. And what better way to get educated and inspired than through TED Talks? 

Thanks to recent research by VBQ Speakers, we have a list of the top 10 TED Talks that people love watching and have left great reviews about. Topics range from food sustainability to plastic pollution and sea level rise. Without further ado, below are the most-watched climate change TED Talks.

1. ‘Your kids might live on Mars. Here’s how they’ll survive’ – Stephen Patranek 

2. ‘The disarming case to act right now on climate change’ – Greta Thunberg

3. ‘How trees talk to each other’ – Suzanne Simard

Related: 31 climate change documentaries to watch ahead of COP26

4. ‘What’s wrong with what we eat’ – Mark Bittman

5. ‘This country isn’t just carbon neutral, it’s carbon negative’ – Tshering Tobgay

6. ‘What’s hidden under the Greenland ice sheet?’ – Kristin Poinar

7. ‘What really happens to the plastic you throw away?’ – Emma Bryce

8. ‘Dreams from endangered cultures’ – Wade Davis

9. ‘Four billion years of evolution in six minutes’ – Prosanta Chakrabarty

10. ‘Hunting for dinosaurs showed me our place in the universe’ – Kenneth Lacovara

Note: VBQ Speakers tracked the TED Talks on environmental and climate change topics that attracted the most views, but excluded Elon Musk’s ‘The future we’re building – and boring’ that garnered over 25 million views online, from the top 10. 

Lead image courtesy of TED.


  • Sally Ho

    Sally Ho is Green Queen's former resident writer and lead reporter. Passionate about the environment, social issues and health, she is always looking into the latest climate stories in Hong Kong and beyond. A long-time vegan, she also hopes to promote healthy and plant-based lifestyle choices in Asia. Sally has a background in Politics and International Relations from her studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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