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RCAST 126 – [Climate & Coordination] Feb 26 2021 Climate crisis adaptation, earth’s slowing ocean currents, collective intelligence, surveillance capitalism vs democracy

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Today we discussed adaptation techniques to the climate crisis, the slowing of Earth’s ocean circulation currents, and Jim Whitescarver presented some best coordination practices for RChain. Darryl also led a presentation about Facebook and its recent tensions with Australia.

0:00​ – Intro

0:01:10​ – Nora – upcoming book – David Pogue – How to Prepare for Climate Change – https://www.simonandschuster.com/book…

0:05:48​ – Greg response

0:11:40​ – Nora – Climate Change is Weakening the Ocean Currents That Shape Weather on Both Sides of the Atlantic https://www.google.com/amp/s/insidecl…​ Atlantic Ocean circulation at weakest in a millennium, say scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environme…

0:18:24​ – Steve H response – Florida Gulf Stream – travels to England.

0:21:21​ – Jim Whitescarver – RDev worker cooperative – Liquid Democracy and RVote – Successful Patterns for Decentralized Organizing – the Wanna project – mutual assistance

0:31:57​ – Darryl – Facebook and Australia –

https://www.cnet.com/news/australia-passes-law-forcing-google-and-facebook-to-pay-news-publications/ https://www.wired.co.uk/article/facebook-australia-rupert-murdoch

0:39:31​ – Shoshana Zuboff interview

0:43:50​ – Facebook’s “Groups” engagement algorithm pushed people to extremism because it makes more money. This week, Twitter announces……. “Groups”!

0:47:44​ – Discussion