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  1. Mar 2024
    1. The above report is an underestimation of datacenter power demand, but there are plenty of overestimates too

      Wow, so semi-analysis is seeing the IEA estimates as a low ball? I did not see that coming

  2. Jan 2024
    1. four different types of initiators of new community projectsbased in neighbourhoods:local government,governmental organisations,non-governmental organisations or activists andexisting communities.
      • for: types of initiators of community projects, SONEC - initiators of community projects, question - frameworks for community projects, suggestion - collaboration with My Climate Risk, suggestion - collaboration with U of Hawaii, suggestion - collaboration with ICICLE, suggestion - collaboration with earth commission, suggestion - collaboration with DEAL

      • question: frameworks for community projects

        • If our interest is to attempt to create a global collective action campaign to address our existential polycrisis, which includes the climate crisis, then how do we mobilize at the community level in a meaningful way?

        • I suggest that this must be a cosmolocal effort. Why? Knowledge sharing across all the communities will accelerate the transition of any participating local community.

        • This means that we cannot rely on citizens living in small communities to construct an effective coordination framework for rapid de-escalation of the polycrisis. The capacity does not exist within small communities to build such a complex system. The system can be more effectively built before the collective action campaign is started by a virtual community of experts and ready for trial with pilot communities.
        • To meet this enormous challenge, it cannot be done in an adhoc way. At this point in time, many people in many communities all around the globe know of the existential crisis we face, but if we look at the annual carbon emissions, none of the existing community efforts has made a difference in their continuing escalation.
        • The knowledge required to synchronize millions of communities to have a unified wartime-scale collective action mobilization to reach decarbonization goals that the mainstream approach has not even made a dent in will be a complex problem.
        • In other words, what is proposed is a partnership.
        • Since we are faced with global commons problems that pose existential threats if not mitigated in 5 to 8 years, the scope of the problem is enormous.
        • Super wicked problems require unprecedented levels of collaboration at every level.
        • The downscaling of global planetary boundaries and doughnut economics seems the most logical way to think global, act local.
        • Building such a collaboration system requires expert knowledge. Once built, however, it requires testing in pilot communities. This is where a partnership can take place

        • 2024, Jan. 1 Adder

          • My Climate Risk Regional Hubs
            • time 29:46 of https://hyp.is/go?url=https%3A%2F%2Funfccc.int%2Fevent%2Flater-is-too-late-tipping-the-balance-from-negative-to-positive&group=world
            • https://www.wcrp-climate.org/mcr-hubs
            • Suggestion:
              • SRG has long entertained a collaborative open science project for grassroots polycrisis / climate crisis education - to measure and validate latest climate departure dates
              • This would make climate change far more salient to the average person because of the observable trends in disruption of local economic activity connected to the local ecology due to climate impacts
              • This would be a synergistic project between SRG, LCE, SoNeC, My Climate Risk hubs, ICICLE and U of Hawaii
              • Our community frameworks need to go BEYOND simply adaptation though, which is what "My Climate Risk" focuses exclusively on. We need to also engage equally in climate mitigation.
        • reference
        • I coedited this volume on examples of existing cosmolocal projects
  3. Nov 2023
    1. Average retail electricity rates in Hawaiian Electric territory are higher today than they were a decade ago, per state data. Kauai’s rates have dropped from the highest in the state to the lowest, as KIUC shifted from costly imported fossil fuels to cheaper solar generation.


  4. Aug 2023
    1. Naomi Klein und die Hawaiis ische Juristin Kapuaʻala Sproat zu den Konflikten um die Wasserressourcen auf der Insel Maui jahrzehntelange Verschwendung von Wasser in der Folge kolonialer Unterdrückung unter anderem für Luxus Resorts und Golfplätze führte zur Austrocknung großer Teile der Insel. Nach der Brandkatastrophe versuchen Firmen, die bisher die Wasserressourcen kontrollieren konnten, gerade erkämpfte Rechte der nativen Bevölkerung auf brutale Weise wieder zu beschneiden. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/aug/17/hawaii-fires-maui-water-rights-disaster-capitalism

    1. Auf der Insel Maui in Hawaii haben Feuer einen großen Teil der alten Stadt Lahaina zerstört und über 50 Menschenleben gefordert (Update 15. 8.: mindestens 93 Tote). Eine lang anhaltende Trockenheit hat das Ausbrechen der Feuer an verschiedenen Teilen der Insel erleichtert, Stürme in der Folge des Orkans Dora haben sie verbreitet. In ihrem Ausmaß wird die Katastrophe mit dem Camp Fire verglichen dass 2018 die kalifornische Stadt Paradise zerstörte. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/aug/10/hawaii-fire-kills-people-lahaina-town-maui

    1. Auf Hawaii haben Feuer viele Häuser zerstört und sechs Menschenleben gefordert. Sie sind an verschiedenen Stellen der Insel Maui ausgebrochen und übertrafen nach dem Eindruck der Betroffenen alles bisher bekannte. Eine lang anhaltende Trockenheit hat das Ausbrechen der Feuer erleichtert, Stürme in der Folge des Orkans Dora haben sie verbreitet. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/aug/09/hawaii-fires-maui-hurricane

  5. Jul 2019
    1. Science is part of culture, and how science is done depends on the culture in which it is practised. Consider how many medical studies were based on male mice and male patients, and so missed important biomedical insights.

      Blaming various cultures as being anti-science has come a long way for the western world. Their viewpoint however is based on the kind of socio-cultural backdrop of their own society and fails to understand or accommodate ideas from cultures that are different from theirs.

  6. May 2017
    1. The prevailing hypothesis has been that volcanoes like these two in Hawaii are chemical fingerprints of the Earth’s composition at the deep mantle, just at the border of its core.
    2. Mauna Loa, the biggest volcano on Earth — and one of the most active — covers half the Island of Hawaii. Just 35 miles to the northeast, Mauna Kea, known to native Hawaiians as Mauna a Wakea, rises nearly 14,000 feet above sea level. To them it represents a spiritual connection between our planet and the heavens above.These volcanoes, which have beguiled millions of tourists visiting the Hawaiian islands, have also plagued scientists with a long-running mystery: If they are so close together, how did they develop in two parallel tracks along the Hawaiian-Emperor chain formed over the same hot spot in the Pacific Ocean — and why are their chemical compositions so different?

      Comparing two volcanos on the same island