The material that could change the world… for a third time

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From TED Ed.

Explore the role concrete plays in global warming and how scientists are working to create a cleaner, more sustainable concrete.

Today roads, sidewalks, bridges, and skyscrapers are made of a material called concrete. There’s three tons of it for every person on Earth. It’s also played a surprisingly large role in rising global temperatures over the last century. So, what exactly makes concrete problematic, and what can we do to fix it? Explore how scientists are working to create a cleaner, more sustainable concrete.

Directed by Lisa LaBracio.
Animation and art direction by Luísa M H Copetti and Hype CG

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