by Rosie Frost in Euro News….After living through the hottest summer on record in 2022 and a prolonged drought, France is now preparing for a future where extreme weather could become commonplace.
Citizen TV journalist Agnes Oloo selected for continental fellowship program
By Joseph Muia in Citizen TV….Citizen TV Journalist Agnes Oloo Selected For Continental Fellowship Program
Manifesto for an ecosocial energy transition from the peoples of the south
by Enrique Viale and Maristella Svampa in Manifesto….More than two years after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic—and now alongside the catastrophic consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine—a “new normal” has emerged. This new global status quo reflects a worsening of various crises: social, economic, political, ecological, bio-medical, and geopolitical.
New superbug-killing antibiotic discovered using AI
by James Gallagher in BBC….. It is the latest example of how the tools of artificial intelligence can be a revolutionary force in science and medicine.
A.I. poses ‘Risk of Extinction,’ industry leaders warn
by Kevin Roose in The New York Times…Executives from three of the leading A.I. companies, including Sam Altman, chief executive of OpenAI, have signed an open letter warning of the risks of artificial intelligence.
The global polycrisis reflects a civilizational crisis that calls for systemic alternatives
By Zack Walsh, Polycrisis Transition Consultancy…A review of emerging definitions of polycrisis within cognate bodies of scientific literature exploring societal risk and collapse, plus implications for how to respond to the depth and severity of the global polycrisis via just and regenerative civilizational alternatives.
Climate shocks are making parts of America uninsurable. It just got worse.
by Christopher Flavelle in The New York Times….The largest insurer in California said it would stop offering new coverage. It’s part of a broader trend of companies pulling back from dangerous areas.
Puerto Rico: A U.S. territory in crisis
by Amelia Cheatham and Diana Roy in Council on Foreign Relations…Puerto Rico is a political paradox: part of the United States but distinct from it, enjoying citizenship but lacking full political representation, and infused with its own brand of nationalism despite not being a sovereign state.
Beyond growth: speech by President Ursula von der Leyen
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, delivered this speech during the opening plenary of the Beyond Growth conference
AI and the future of humanity
By Yuval Noah Harari at the Frontier Forum…..In this keynote and Q&A, Yuval Noah Harari summarizes and speculates on ‘AI and the future of humanity’