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RCAST 127 – [Climate & Coordination] Mar 5 2021 – Major ice loss, batteries for base load power and decentralized grids, concurrent vs parallel execution and why search is important for a layer one blockchain platform

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0:00:00​ – Intro

0:01:07​ – Nora – Iceberg larger than New York City breaks off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica https://www.washingtonpost.com/weathe…

0:04:50​ – Earth Has Lost 28 Trillion Tons of Ice since the Mid-1990s https://www.scientificamerican.com/ar…

0:12:50​ – Greg- In 2017 Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson said on CNN that we don’t currently have the technology to move all the coastal cities inland by 25 miles in 25 years.

0:15:46​ – lessons learned by generation

0:21:42​ – Greg – Dialog between Conservation and Evolution

0:25:00​ – Darryl – EGEB: US energy storage market shattered records in Q4 2020 https://electrek.co/2021/03/05/egeb-u…

0:26:54​ – Greg – Bill Gates believes nuclear could also be a baseload solution. Battery tech is exploding: https://www.autoblog.com/2020/12/19/t…

0:29:30​ – blockchain’s role in decentralized a grid.

0:33:38​ – Most of US (by area) is served by Electric Co-op’s https://www.electric.coop/​ Electric Co-ops Win $1.6 Billion in FCC Rural Broadband Auction

0:40:48​ – Greg explains this question: What happens to this chain as you add smart contracts? If the answer doesn’t include a) concurrent execution, b) mechanism for searching and managing smart contracts as if they were data assets, then you have a pretty good idea that this chain doesn’t scale.