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RCAST 128 – [Climate & Coordination] MAR 12 2021 – freshwater fish extinction, 385 million yr old tree roots, Bill Gates bitcoin energy concerns, can bitcoin migrate away from POW?, RChain’s CBC Casper

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Today we discussed the extinction of freshwater fish, 40% of the world’s population in danger of living in zones that are becoming too hot for humans, John Kerry’s climate envoy position in the White House, the beauty of local trash pickups and the discovery of 385-million year old tree roots! We also discussed Bill Gates’ criticism of the energy requirements for Bitcoin and Greg explained the developments discussed on the Casper Standup youtube channel and the societal changing potential of “type theory.” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi8b…

0:00:00​ – Intro

0:01:09​ – Nora – https://www.bbc.com/news/science-envi…​ – Extinction: Freshwater fish in ‘catastrophic’ decline

0:03:38​ – Greg – connection to insects.

0:05:13​ – Nora – Global heating pushes tropical regions towards limits of human livability https://www.theguardian.com/science/2…

0:12:15​ – https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/04/clima…​ – Climate Envoy – John Kerry – mobilizing capital for clean energy –

0:15:28​ – Greg response – the kind of coordination that needs to happen is beyond what we saw from WWll. Will require enormous systemic change.

0:18:00​ – Climate Change Activist Picks Up All Trash In Eaton Canyon, Over 589 Days https://laist.com/latest/post/2021030…

0:23:35​ – Nora : https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scienc…

0:28:42​ – Darryl – Bill Gates Sounds Alarm On Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption–Here’s Why Crypto Is Bad For Climate Change https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathan…​ Business insider’s version: “Bill Gates advised against investing in Bitcoin, saying cryptocurrencies damage the environment” https://www.businessinsider.com/micro…​ Entrepreneur.com is a much more responsible headline: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/…​ “Bill Gates Slams Bitcoin’s Impact on Environment” with a sub heading that states: “In a recent interview with the New York Times, the tycoon claimed that the production of Bitcoin – as it currently exists – is hurting the planet.”

0:31:28​ – Can bitcoin shift to POS and become less harmful to the planet?

0:46:18​ – CBC Casper – continuous development – behavioral types – type theory has the to completely change society forever.