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  1. Nov 2023
    1. the overwhelming majority of our time is spent looking down and as we should have talked about in previous videos we really care about 00:03:57 the hinges that you place in your spine so if you're on a laptop or looking down on your phone there's generally a hinge that we put into our neck and keep it there for a period of time and that 00:04:09 section and it can be right at the top if we're looking at you we've down or it can be lowered down if we're hinging down a lot more towards more of a 90-degree angle the longer in those shapes and the average American at 00:04:22 least can sit you know 10 to 14 hours a day particularly in today's climate without raising an eyebrow it can be just a simple thing that we do and if that's sitting down looking down is a 00:04:33 constant thing then what happens is we take that overloaded tissue to bed and sleep is our recovery time
      • for: BEing journey - unconscious body posture - sleep impacts
    1. gender norms and identities can limit people's ability to achieve security.
    2. ects of war on women, we can gain a better understanding of the unequal gender relations that sustain military activities.
    3. specific issues faced by women during war, such as rape, military prostitution, and civilian casualties.
    4. simplistic views of women as victims

      link to Whitworth

    5. that conflict impacts individuals differently based on gender, making women more vulnerable to security threats.
  2. Sep 2023
    1. in 2018 you know it was around four percent of papers were based on Foundation models in 2020 90 were and 00:27:13 that number has continued to shoot up into 2023 and at the same time in the non-human domain it's essentially been zero and actually it went up in 2022 because we've 00:27:25 published the first one and the goal here is hey if we can make these kinds of large-scale models for the rest of nature then we should expect a kind of broad scale 00:27:38 acceleration
      • for: accelerating foundation models in non-human communication, non-human communication - anthropogenic impacts, species extinction - AI communication tools, conservation - AI communication tools

      • comment

        • imagine the empathy we can realize to help slow down climate change and species extinction by communicating and listening to the feedback from other species about what they think of our species impacts on their world!
    2. can we build one of these kinds of shapes for animal communication
      • for: question, question - universal meaning shape for animal communication

      • comment

        • this would be an amazing project for TPF and BEing journeys. Could we actually talk to animals and plants to ask them about how we humans are treating them?
    1. lifelong toll it takes on the youngest
      • for: forest fire - health impacts
      • comment
        • health impacts include
          • changes in gene expressions vital for immune system functionality
          • women giving birth with blackened, diseased placentas
          • children born
            • smaller
            • pre-term
            • sicker
            • developing croup
            • laryngitis
            • bronchitis
    2. the decline of winter shaking our national self-identity the most.
      • for: climate change impacts - canada
      • comment
        • imagine no more hockey or skating outside!
      • for: futures, futures - Canada, climate impacts, climate impacts - Canada
      • title: CANADA IN THE YEAR 2060
      • author: Anne Shibata Casselman
      • date: Sept., 2023
    1. However, knowing the science community has long underestimated climate impacts, it is my judgement that the climate system has crossed a critical threshold. I believe its destabilisation will now trigger cascading and chaotic changes and disruption to human social and economic systems – and do so globally.
      • for: quote, quote - Paul Gilding, quote - climate disruption, quote - science underestimates climate impacts
      • quote
        • Knowing the science community has long underestimated climate impacts,
        • it is my judgement that the climate system has crossed a critical threshold.
        • I believe its destabilisation will now trigger
          • cascading and
          • chaotic changes and
          • disruption to human social and
          • economic systems
        • and do so globally.
      • author: Paul Gilding
      • source: https://www.paulgilding.com/cockatoo-chronicles/the-great-disruption-has-begun
      • date: Sept. 3, 2023

      • comment

        • the concept of emptiness (shunyata), found throughout eastern philosophy is an organizing principle that can be used to frame the polycrisis, especially the many system wide entanglements.
        • Emptiness's two main characteristics:
          • interdependency and
          • change
        • are analogous to:
          • complexity / ecology and
          • evolution
  3. Aug 2023
      • key finding
        • global temp of 2 Deg C could theoretically result in a billion human deaths
      • title: Quantifying Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Human Deaths to Guide Energy Policy
      • authors: Joshua Pearce, Richard Pamcutt
      • date: aug. 19, 2023
    1. Demographic and Socioeconomic Correlates of Disproportionate Beef Consumption among US Adults in an Age of Global Warming
      • for: climate change impacts - dietary, climate change impacts - meat eating, carbon footprint - meat, leverage point - meat eating
      • title: Demographic and Socioeconomic Correlates of Disproportionate Beef Consumption among US Adults in an Age of Global Warming
      • author: Donald Rose
      • date: Aug. 30, 2023

      • stats

        • study based on NHANES study of 10, 248 U.S. adults between 2015 and 2018 indicated that 12% accounted for all beef consumed
    1. An unprecedented heatwave occurred in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) from ~25 June to 2 July 2021, over lands colonially named British Columbia (BC) and Alberta (AB) in Canada, Washington (WA), and Oregon (OR) in the United States.
      • for climate change - impacts, climate departure, extinction, biodiversity loss, marine heat wave, ubc, Pacific Northwest heatwave
      • paraphrase
      • stats
        • An unprecedented heatwave occurred in the Pacific Northwest (PNW)
          • from ~25 June to 2 July 2021,
          • over lands colonially named
            • British Columbia (BC)
            • Alberta (AB) in Canada,
            • Washington (WA),
            • Oregon (OR) in the United States.
        • Near-surface air temperature anomalies reached up to 16–20 °C above normal over a wide region (Fig. 1),
          • with many locations breaking all-time maximum temperature records by more than 5 °C (Fig. 2a).
        • The Canadian national temperature record was broken 3 days in a row, at multiple locations,
          • with the highest temperature of 49.6 °C recorded in Lytton, BC, on 29 June (Figs. 1b),
          • 4.6 °C higher than the Canadian record prior to this event.
        • The new record temperature was reportedly the hottest worldwide temperature recorded north of 45° latitude,
          • and hotter than any recorded temperature in Europe or South America.
      • for: marine heat wave, fish dieoff, fish kill, extinction, climate departure, climate change - impacts
      • title: The unprecedented Pacific Northwest heatwave of June 2021
      • date: Feb. 9, 2023
    1. None of the 28 streams Cunningham and his colleagues studied hit summertime highs warmer than 25.9 C, the point where warming water can become lethal. But in four rivers, temperatures climbed past 20.3 C, the threshold where some have found juvenile coho stop growing.
      • for: climate change - impacts, extinction, biodiversity loss, fish kill, salmon dieoff, stats, stats - salmon, logging, human activity

      • paraphrase

      • stats

        • None of the 28 streams Cunningham and his colleagues studied hit summertime highs warmer than 25.9 C,
        • the point where warming water can become lethal.
        • But in four rivers, temperatures climbed past 20.3 C,
          • the threshold where some have found juvenile coho stop growing.
        • In some watersheds, deforestation rates climbed to 59 per cent.
      • comment

        • deforestation may be a contributing factor but there are also other variables like changes in glacial melt water
    2. One study found once temperatures climb past 20.3 C, salmon stop growing because they can't get enough food to satisfy their metabolism.

      -for: salmon survival temperature, stats, stats - salmon, salmon dieoff, climate change - impacts, fish kill - paraphrase -stats - One study found once temperatures climb past 20.3 C, - salmon stop growing because they can't get enough food to satisfy their metabolism.

      • for: climate change - impacts, complexity, fish dieoff, salmon dieoff, convergence, ecosystem - logging, convergence - climate change and logging
    1. so here we go to number six why transform
      • for: doughnut economics, climate change - societal impacts, whole system change - motivation
      • question: why transform?
        • answer
          • The word transformation is carefully chosen by John and here he explains why.
          • We face an extreme and growing polycrisis that threatens to overpower our capacity to cope with it unless we act now for whole system transformation.
          • Voices across all of society are becoming more vocal of the need to transform the existing system.
          • This transformation program does not need everyone to participate, just a sufficient but small percentage of the population who are aligned to these ideas.
          • Not everyone believes such transformation is necessary but the R+D project only needs to onboard a small percentage of the population who does believe to change the entire system for the benefit of even the non-believers.
      • comment
        • John is implying social tipping points as well as social engineering
  4. Jul 2023
    1. The consequences of our current choices bear not juston us. They bear on the continued evolutionary unfoldingof life in the universe. This marks the scale of our currentresponsibility
      • for: human impacts, MET, major evolutionary transition, progress trap, human responsibility to life, CCE, cumulative cultural evolution, playing God
      • comment
        • Very true, in fact our species is in the unprecedented position that
        • human activity, and specifically our cumulative cultural evolution (CCE) now determines the biological / genetic evolutionary future not only of our own species, but of all life on earth.
        • In other words, of evolution itself! -This is an awkward position as we have nowhere near the wisdom to play God and determine the future direction of evolution!
      • References
    1. Air pollution from burning coal, driving cars, and using fire to clear land, among other activities, is the fourth-leading cause of death worldwide, killing about 5.5 million people each year.
      • Air pollution impacts
        • 5.5 million people die each year of air pollution from
          • burning coal
          • driving cars
          • burning fires to clear land
            • and forest fires
    1. Those improvements better come quick.
      • Overall demand for meat is expected to jump more than 70 percent by 2050
      • livestock farming currently represents about 15 percent of all current human greenhouse gas emissions (UN FAO).
      • To reduce meat consumption now requires a familiar dual approach:
        • provide alternatives available now
          • plant proteins are still the most viable alternative
        • degrowth
          • reduce our meat consumption rather than eliminate it entirely,
  5. Apr 2023
  6. Jan 2023
    1. get control over psychological stress oh yeah why is this so important well the the main problem is you have 00:16:15 high levels of cortisol when you're stressed out psychologically and it it's clear that people who have high levels of really high levels of stress uh are chronically ill

      !- grateful list : low stress - stress increases cortisol which can age you

    2. the numbers are 00:14:09 something like that you drop it down to you've got 88 percent less chance or actually it's it's 12 percent chance for most diseases so most diseases are protected by these diets

      !- vegan and pescatarian diets : disease impacts - reduce by 88%

    3. dr david 00:05:01 perlmutter on who has a book about uric acid talking about like this is one of the root causes of poor health yeah and aging faster and things like that so alcohol you talk to him a lot yeah yeah 00:05:13 i actually was uh one of the first people to read his book before it came out yeah it's really good it blew my mind i now measure my uric acid levels you can get little test strips uh you can just buy them usually you just piano 00:05:26 you swap spit on it and 10 seconds later you see you see your acid levels yeah and so the the lower the level the better right the higher the level means there's risk for what everything according to david

      !- Uric acid : aging impacts - high uric acid levels accelerate aging - bad for cancer and heart disease - https://www.drperlmutter.com/books/drop-acid/

    4. beer will raise the levels of uric acid which is a 00:04:36 breakdown product of a protein breakdown product then you can pee out um but if you have too much beer and other types of food that contain a lot of this type of 00:04:49 protein you will raise your uric acid level

      !- beer : aging impacts - beer raises Uric acid levels in body and will accelerate aging

    1. i think climate change is going to put  a strong pressure in the sense that you know i   think when people see more and more catastrophic  climatic events you know i think attitudes toward   globalization and attitudes toward inequality in  general you know can change very quickly because   00:43:25 you know at some point i think people will  not find it funny at all to have all these   billionaires you know giving lessons using  their private jet doing your space tourism   et cetera you know at some point you know i think  nobody is going to find this funny at all and   there can be a very quick and and fast you know  complete change in attitude following this

      !- Thomas Piketty : climate change impacts on inequality - climate change extreme events can very quickly cause the public attitudes to the elites to deteriorate very rapidly

  7. Dec 2022
    1. the impacts are much worse at lower temperatures than we thought so we thought they would occur at high temperatures now at lower temperatures and this is one of the strong reasons why we've moved from this 00:07:14 sort of does it work on here no it doesn't from the two degree Centigrade framing to 1.5 and let's also be clear again that 1.5 is not safe and the 1.5 informed cop 26 so this idea 00:07:28 of this language rhetorical political rhetoric really but keep 1.5 alive um and that's I think that has also become a much more of a 00:07:39 um of a framework for thinking about some of the issues on mitigation as well so I think there is some genuine concern behind trying to stay at 1.5 because there are good reasons not to go above it um even though the chances of not going 00:07:51 above it look incredibly Slim and I think this is something that said to me quite a lot at the uh cop in um in Glasgow by other colleagues from other people from elsewhere outside the global 00:08:02 North typically climate change is not a threat it's a reality

      !- key statement :shifting impacts with research - as research progressed, the harmful impacts found at the original 2 Deg C threshold were found to occur a 1.5 Deg C.

    1. in 2005, the International Rice Research Institute used a radio soap opera called Homeland Story to persuade millions of rice farmers in Vietnam to stop spraying their crops with harmful insecticides. Farmers who listened to the series were 31 percent less likely to spray their crops than those simply told not to. 

      !- example : storytelling impacts - Millions of Vietnamese rice farmers - who heard a soap opera called "Homeland Story" - stopped spraying their crops - with a harmful insecticide

  8. Jul 2022
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    1. The results of this unprecedented appropri-ation of nature can now be seen much moreclearly than even 15 years ago (17), thanks torapid advances in data and tools for obser-vation, analysis, synthesis, and modeling ofmarine, freshwater, and especially terrestrialnature. These new data reveal that humanactions have directly altered at least 70% ofland surface (18, 19); 66% of ocean surface isexperiencing increasing cumulative impacts(20); around 85% of wetland area has beenlost since the 1700s (21), and 77% of riverslonger than 1000 km no longer flow freelyfrom source to sea (22).

      Human actions have: * directly altered 70% of land surface * impacted cumulative impacts on 66% of ocean surface * lost 85% of global wetlands since 1700's * interfered with flow of 77% of rivers>1000 km from source to sea

  10. May 2022
    1. Crop harvests for direct food use insufficient to meet the UN’s food security goal

      Planetary Boundary / Doughnut Economic Main Main Category: SOCIO-ECONOMIC: Food

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  11. May 2021
    1. Der Präsident des Bundesamtes für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe (BBK) warnt angesichts des Klimawandels vor Trinkwasserknappheit in Deutschland. Man stelle sich auf zunehmende Konkurrenz von Verbraucherinnen und Landwirtschaft ein, aber auf die drohende Wald- und Vegetationsbrände sowie Extremwetter.

  12. Apr 2021
    1. Über einen Bericht der Swiss Re, der die globale Erhitzung als Problem für das Wachstum ansieht. Danach würde eine Temperatursteigerung um 2,3° bis 2050 in diesem Jahr zu einer Minderung des globalen Wachstums um 23 Trillionen USD führen. Die armen Länder wären davon am stärksten betroffen. Es werden auch Szenarien mit größeren Temperatursteigerungen durchgerechnet. Der Bericht steht in der Nachfolge des Stern-Reports, in dem zum ersten Mal detailliert versucht wurde, die wirtschaftlichen Kosten der Klimakrise zu berechnen. Climate Change Could Cut World Economy by $23 Trillion in 2050 - The New York Times

    1. Despite important agricultural advancements to feed the world in the last 60 years, a Cornell-led study shows that global farming productivity is 21% lower than it could have been without climate change. This is the equivalent of losing about seven years of farm productivity increases since the 1960s.
  13. Feb 2021
  14. Jul 2020