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As automation increases I’m curious to see the focus shift to the environmental effects of computationally expensive AI that replaces the humans #ai #ml #environment #climate #technology
"This market-driven 'sustainable' vision of economic activity, ecological-conscious diets and 'hipness' within modern capitalism reinforce inequality and still hurt the environment."
“Recycling kind of lost its way in its overzealousness of trying to make everything recyclable,” Bourque said. “The bottom fell out of the market.” China’s market for recycling boomed in the 1990s, largely because the U.S.’ trade imbalance made the process cheap and easy. China would ship exported goods to the West Coast, and, because the U.S. wasn’t shipping goods back, tons of empty shipping containers sat at docks, ready to take recyclables back ...Read More
No need to add anything to this headliner, it is so powerful it made me think twice about technology as a remedy to environmental decline. I still don't believe in technology, homo sapiens will have to reshape their thinking and behavior for a chance to continue to enjoy Earth. BUT ...Read More
"The positive spin on recycling also helps undermine legal efforts to reduce plastic production, said Dell: “Companies are promoting the recycling of products so they’re not banned.”"
"... the influencers bed down amidst the gorgeous flowers to peddle Campbell’s Soup, women’s clothing (rompers are a favorite), acrylic fingernails, cell phone cases, and M&M’s."
The Green New Deal: Notably a seven minute video illustrating the concepts. Maybe this is what it takes to transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy sources. Worth watching. Narrated by AOC.
"In some parts of the world they are revered and protected; in other places they are captured and eaten for dinner. One thing is certain: They’re everywhere."
Indigenous knowledge, however, views these "intruder" plants and animal species as nations in their own right. Rather than explaining why invasive species have arrived, Indigenous communities seek to build relationships with them
"Our reporter visited an artist’s “pollution pods” to sample the smog and haze he recreated from some of the world’s most contaminated cities."
"Raptors, including the whistling kite, are intentionally spreading grass fires in northern Australia, a research paper argues. The reason: to flush out prey and feast"