Nature surveillance post-capitalism (source)
"Forecast for next solar cycle says it will be the weakest of the last 200y. Maximum of this next cycle could be 30 to 50% lower than the most recent one. The results show that the next cycle will start in 2020 & reach its maximum in 2025": https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/solar-activity-forecast-for-next-decade-favorable-for-exploration #ClimateChange #Science #Space
By 2030, Paris wants to have 50 percent of the city covered by fully porous, planted areas, including anything from new parkland to green roofs: https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/06/paris-trees-famous-landmarks-garden-park-urban-forest-design/591835/ #Regenerative #ClimateChange #Garden
Why Chennai, India's Sixth Biggest City, Has Run Out of Water: https://earther.gizmodo.com/why-chennai-indias-sixth-biggest-city-has-run-out-of-1835736767
India's sixth biggest city is almost entirely out of water:
Waterless in Chennai: ‘People are angry’—rising temperatures and tempers:
Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/17/recycled-plastic-america-global-crisis
Americans' plastic recycling is dumped in landfills, investigation shows: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/21/us-plastic-recycling-landfills
Eskilstuna: how a Swedish town became the world capital of recycling: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/18/eskilstuna-how-a-swedish-town-became-the-world-capital-of-recycling
More than 500 arrested after protests and clashes as India water crisis worsens: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/20/india/chennai-water-crisis-intl-hnk/index.html
Kerala: India’s First Solar Cruise Vessel To Soon Be Launched In Alappuzha; To Drastically Reduce Operational Costs: https://swarajyamag.com/insta/kerala-indias-first-solar-cruise-vessel-to-soon-be-launched-in-alappuzha-to-drastically-reduce-operational-costs
More Bad Buzz For Bees: Record Number Of Honeybee Colonies Died Last Winter:
This looks normal. #ClimateChange
Pope Francis declares 'climate emergency' and urges action https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/14/pope-francis-declares-climate-emergency-and-urges-action
The last time the catholic church declared a "emergency" was against "witchcraft", resulting in the inquisition burning enormes amount of innocent (mainly women) alive (from the middle ages up to the 19th century). Maybe they should declare a priest pedophilia emergency instead?
Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning. A 54-page paper consisting of 12 articles written by @david_rolnick and many other collaborators on this important topic:
https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.05433 #ML #FFHCI #ClimateChange #Ideas
Finally. Next up, papers that explore the intersection of Machine learning /technology and mass species extinction / life (animals, plants, etc)? Arguably, a much harder but more essential challenge.
Climate Change Is a Symptom. Consumer Culture Is a Symptom. The death of God (community & values) and it's replacement with Science & Technology (total materialism, reductionism & individualism) is the Disease.
Climate Change Is the Symptom. Consumer Culture Is the Disease: https://newrepublic.com/article/154147/climate-change-symptom-consumer-culture-disease
Parks and greenspace must be part of any climate solution: https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/parks-and-greenspace-must-be-part-of-any-climate-solution/556324/ #Regenerative #Urban #Architecture #ClimateChange
"Average American ingests 50,000 microplastic particles a year": https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/05/people-eat-at-least-50000-plastic-particles-a-year-study-finds "Health effects of ingestion of microplastics via food, water and breathing still unknown" #ClimateChange #Regenerative #Health
Commons-Based Renewable Energy in the Age of Climate Collapse - by David Hammerstein:
"There is a surprising over-confidence that the same centralized energy model that got us into this mess is also going to get us out of it."
If the narrative of AI, Robotics & Automation is essentially just "more growth" (our current modus operandi), it will dangerously accelerate the wholesale destruction of life on earth - and thus calling such tech "intelligent" is oxymoronic - "cancerous" more accurate.
"Training a single AI model can emit as much carbon as five cars in their lifetimes":
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613630/training-a-single-ai-model-can-emit-as-much-carbon-as-five-cars-in-their-lifetimes/ #ML #Technology #ClimateChange
Deforestation in Amazon has risen by 20% this year, monitoring group warns: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/deforestation-amazon-20-jair-bolsonaro-a8932746.html #ClimateChange #Politics #Regenerative