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RCast 138 – [Climate & Coordination] May 21 2021 – largest iceberg breaks off, the Maldives disappearing, AWS and an increasingly centralized internet

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0:00:00 – Intro

0:01:07 – Nora – Largest recorded iceberg — more than three times the size of Los Angeles — breaks off from Antarctica https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/w…

0:09:19 – Nora – ‘There’s no higher ground for us’: Maldives’ environment minister says country risks disappearing https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/19/maldi…

0:16:00 – Darryl – Sea level rise could be worse than feared, warn researchers https://www.theguardian.com/environme…

0:19:40 – Nora – Third of global food production at risk from climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environme… Book – The Uninhabitable Earth – David Wallace Wells https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4…

0:25:47 – Darryl – facing the reality of what could actually happen – we need to figure out how to not descend into a sense of despair.

0:30:49 – Greg – Evolutionary convergence – Why Extraterrestrial Life May Not Seem Entirely Alien https://www.quantamagazine.org/arik-k…

0:35:11 – Darryl – Amazon Web Services – How Amazon Uses Explosive-Resistant Devices To Transfer Data To AWS https://youtu.be/H3_ZqnqLyVo Can the internet survive increased centralization?

0:39:03 – Greg – potential for mesh network – no one’s in charge.