Can Artificial Intelligence help saving the climate?

While reading that the Scientific American ranked Artifical Intelligence in 2015 among the “ten big advances that will improve life, transform computing and maybe even save the planet”, I was thinking about the ALADDIN computing system, which is used by the investment company BLACKROCK which controls about 6 trillion (6 000 000 000 000) USD…

Important reports on the eco-socio-economic crisis

The following list contains important environmental reports which document the status of the biosphere in chronological order (to be extended). World Economic Forum (2019-01-15). Global Risks Report 2019. Source: https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-risks-report-2019  G20 (2018-11-14). G20 Brown to Green Report 2018. Source: https://www.climate-transparency.org/g20-climate-performance/g20report2018 Comment: The Brown to Green Report 2018 is the world’s most comprehensive review of G20…

Great websites and blogs

Some websites & blogs so good, they need mentioning (to be updated): https://350.org (The most perfect climate action website I can think of!) https://www.monbiot.com (Author Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Monbiot) http://www.timdechristopher.org (Author Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_DeChristopher)

Don’t mention the emergency? [BOOKLET + FLYER]

I just came across the following 24-page brochure which I found excellent in terms of condensing current science regarding the climate crisis into messages and actions, while firmly based on  psychology (esp. social, behavioral and clinical psychology) with statements well-referenced in the (scientific) literature. Some highlights: According to Professor of Psychology Noam Shpancer: “Human beings…

How functional stupidity promotes current crises

The biosphere and human society is experiencing a socio-economic [1] and socio-ecologic  [1, 2] crisis with potentially catastrophic consequences for humankind and the biosphere in total at a scale which requires urgent (in terms of years), massive (in terms of a reduction of consumption of a factor of 4 in highly-industrialized countries like Sweden [4])…

Boundaries of the systems of our planet

To understand the status of our biosphere, Rockström et al. (2009, Nature) [1] developed the concept of planetary boundaries regarding 9 planetary systems and provided an assessment on whether these systems have already exceeded these limits. Their assessments were updated in a publication by Steffen et al. (2015, Science) [2] (see also [3] for an…

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