Scary bananas by Ivo Vegter on TED talks

Scary bananas: How environmental exaggeration harms emerging economies: Ivo Vegter at TEDxCapeTown

Ivo Vegter is a columnist and author of Extreme Environment, in which he warns about environmental exaggeration and how it harms emerging economies. Taking excessive risks may be dangerous, but so is excessive risk avoidance. Using several startling or amusing examples, he'll make a strong case for why facts and reason must trump emotion and exaggeration.

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