Everyone Hates Grocery Shopping. But With This Info When You Hit The Aisles? Scene Control.

Kit Kat, Coke, Tropicana, Cheerios, Snickers, Lipton, Oreos! It’s just about impossible to eat without consuming something from the world’s top 10 food companies. And these gorilla multinationals have major impact on the lives of women, farmers, and on the environment. Only, some of them aren’t doing so well. Who’s got the clout to make these companies honest? Scroll down and get the inside info.

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The Single Most Mind-Altering Photograph Humanity Has Ever Taken

When you see photographs of the Earth from far away, the implications may not immediately be clear. Listen as Carl Sagan breaks it down.

This photograph of Earth taken by Voyager 1 was dubbed “Pale Blue Dot.”

For more videos featuring the calming bass of Carl’s voice, check out
The Sagan Series on YouTube.

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ACK! I Don't Know If I Can Throw Away Last Week's Pasta Now.

You’ve heard it before: We throw away a lot of food. But if statistics about hunger and food waste aren’t compelling enough to get you to eat your leftovers, this video’s got some fresh ways of looking at the issue.

Be sure to stick around until 0:48 — that’s when things really start to get interesting.

One small disclaimer: We’ve confirmed the stated number for annual cost of food waste, but we think that’s actually more like three or four times the amount spent on foreign economic aid in 2011.

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It Made Me Feel All Warm And Fuzzy At First. Then It Scared Me A Bit. Let's Get To That Happy Place.

We need to make changes. The good news is that they’re totally possible. And the important message is that they’re absolutely necessary.

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When You Add Up These 3 Numbers, You Don't Get A Sum — You Get A Disaster

Next time someone asks about the weather, talk about what the weather will be like in 15 years instead. Because according to these numbers, the forecast is pretty much “sunny with a chance of human extinction.”

Check out Bill McKibben‘s recent Rolling Stone article that tackles climate change’s number game.

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A Magic Trick That No One Wants To See: A Sea Completely Disappearing

CNN documented the loss of the Aral Sea. At one point, one-sixth of all of the Soviet Union’s fish catch came from it. Now, it’s a ship graveyard. The fact that it was shrinking was no surprise to anyone. That it dissapeared this fast in less than 15 years? That’s kind of scary.

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What Do These Celebrities Hate More Than Paparazzi?

Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon rounded up a group of their celebrity friends for a quick and dirty song to save your mother (played here by Yoko Ono). Do you even know what the government is doing to her? Pretty gross, if you ask me. 

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Hey, When You're Ready To Talk About Climate Change, I'll Just Be Over Here Holding This Sign

Climate change is more than just sad and cute polar bears dying; real people in real communities across the world are affected by it. Share this if you think that climate change is real, or at least worth discussing. 

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Next Time You Hear Someone Make This Dumbass Comment In The Real World, Please Show Them This Video

Other than the regrettable joke at 0:40, this is some solid climate info disguised as sketch comedy. Listen. Learn. Laugh.

If you’re unsure whether this comedy sketch got its facts straight, allow me to quote NASA: “The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere ‘behaves’ over relatively long periods of time.”

And you can’t argue with NASA ’cause, you know … they’re NASA.

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