Hurricane Florence

From Eric Holthaus: So, worryingly, here’s the now *likely* scenario for Hurricane #Florence: – Rapid intensification over the next 36-48 hrs to major hurricane status – Landfall in the Carolinas as a Category 4 – Stalling near the coast for up...

What is the mind?

“… mental states like consciousness are states of an entire animal and not states of its parts.” Interview with Markus Gabriel. “‘Consciousness’ is slightly better than ‘the mind’ if we separate between two types of consciousness. There are...

Code on code on code on code on code

“In some ways we’ve lost agency. When programs pass into code and code passes into algorithms and then algorithms start to create new algorithms, it gets farther and farther from human agency. Software is released into a code universe which no one can fully...

Rapid Climate Change: What can I do about it?

I thought about building carbon-capture machinery. I could do that. But then I thought about how that research is funded. The ONLY solution is to fill the Government with Scientists and Engineers, particularly women. Then we might be able to achieve significant carbon...

What does drowning look like?

Having encountered four drownings, saved two, lost two, and having lost one of my best friends to drowning when I was not there, I strongly suggest you read this, particularly if you have children. Learn what to look for. Slate Article: Drowning doesn’t look...

Possible 7C temperature rise by 2100.

Atmosphere may be more sensitive to greenhouse gasses when it is warmer. Makes sense to me. Possible 7C temperature rise by 2100. Which would bring 20m or so sea level rise with it. If we don’t stop air-dumping carbon now. “In a paper in the journal...

Sea Level Rise is coming, and we have to move.

“In a country convinced it can innovate or spend its way out of any challenge, the simple idea that humans need to relocate is a profoundly challenging vision. It’s perhaps politically braver than many of the alternatives, even if it might seem obvious in a...