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RCast 141 – [Climate & Coordination] June 11 2021 – Heat concerns at the Tokyo Olympics, climate change could cost G7 nations twice as much money as the pandemic did every year, cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, blockchain efficiency metrics and Greg’s “Towards a Living World” Update

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Heat concerns at the Tokyo Olympics, climate change could cost G7 nations twice as much money as the pandemic did every year, cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, blockchain efficiency metrics and Greg’s “Towards a Living World” Update


0:00:00 – Intro

0:01:12 – Nora article – Climate change could push temperatures at the Tokyo Olympics to the ‘danger-zone’ for athletes, report warns https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/climate…

0:09:06 – Nora article – Climate crisis to shrink G7 economies twice as much as Covid-19, says research https://www.theguardian.com/environme…

0:13:41 – Greg response – measuring our models against. what is actually happening – sea level rise is more than twice of what the worse models have predicted.

0:14:48 – Steve Ross Talbot – the fact that it is SwissRe that is making this statement is huge. I know one of the people on the board. https://www.swissre.com/dam/jcr:e73ee…

0:19:00 – Nora article: Owner cancels Keystone XL pipeline months after Biden revoked permit https://www.theguardian.com/environme…

0:24:54 – Steve Ross Talbot – abstract for a paper regarding RChain’s energy use vs others.

A framework for examining the true cost of public blockchains:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E…

Cambridge study on Bitcoin consumption: https://cbeci.org/cbeci/comparisons/ https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-res…

Wired Magazine: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/block…

Bill Gates Sounds Alarm on Bitcoin’s energy consumption: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathan…

Digiconomist: https://digiconomist.net/bitcoin-ener…

0:31:11 – Steve Ross Talbot – well known photographer’s library with some iconic pictures – working on proof of concept – they want to go public about why RChain is great for digital assets and sustainability credentials.

0:32:31 – Greg Meredith – Towards a Living World – An Update:

Gave an RCast talk in 2 parts about 2 years ago –

Part 1 – May 2 2019: https://blog.rchain.coop/2019/05/02/r…

transcript from 2019 talk: https://otter.ai/u/Bwbti0x_mjalr8k8Uc…

Part 2 – May 10 2019: https://blog.rchain.coop/2019/05/10/r…

0:34:51: Eric Smith – The origin and nature of life on Earth : the emergence of the fourth geosphere https://iucat.iu.edu/catalog/15501509 https://www.amazon.com/Origin-Nature-…

Bisimulation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisimul…

Quantum Gravity: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum…

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