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In a world with limited resources, can we find ways to salvage what's disappearing? Can we innovate our way out of a finite landscape? This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about living with less.

"There's a saying in Suriname that I dearly love: 'The rainforests hold answers to questions we have yet to ask.' But as you all know, it's rapidly disappearing."--Mark Plotkin Ryan Lash/TED hide caption

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What's Disappearing From the Amazon — Even Faster Than Wildlife?
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"We've under-priced water, we've over-exploited it, we don't regulate how people pump groundwater out of the ground.... we just use too much."--Jonathan Foley Courtesy of TEDxTC hide caption

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Will Our Demand For Food Threaten Our Supply of Water?
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"What has happened in the last ten years, has been a remarkable increase in actual number of people who are dying or are not able to get better because they carry a resistant infection."--Ramanan Laxminarayan Courtesy of TEDMED hide caption

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How Did A Medical Miracle Turn Into A Global Threat?
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Limited Resources James Lavino

"Our degree of oil dependency is our degree of vulnerability."--Rob Hopkins James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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What Can A Small Town In England Teach Us About Resilience?
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"When you put a limitation on resources, you remove the limitation on creativity because necessity is the mother of invention."--Navi Radjou James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Can Limited Resources Lead To Better Innovation?
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