In this weeks Ted Talk, Wade Davis, an Ethnographer, National Geographic explorer, and former park ranger of Northern Canada’s sacred Headwaters, talks about the threat to this remote and beautiful landscape. Canada’s Headwaters, a vast wilderness that contains a single road running through the entire territory, has been home to the indigenous Tahltan people for hundreds of years. Currently, this untouched land is being threatened by mining and oil companies who wish to use the abundant natural resources that the land provides. Davis warns that by allowing such an action to occur, the fresh lakes, rivers, and mountains of the Northern Canadian territory will be contaminated and another natural paradise of our Earth destroyed by human consumption.

How can we find a balance between the preservation of our Earth and our growing need for fuel?