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RCAST 167 – [Climate & Coordination] Dec 3 2021 – mapping fungal networks, texas bitcoin mining, Ithica’s decarbonized buildings, AI and why people should be scared

Today we discussed an effort to understand and preserve fungal networks around the world, Bitcoin miners moving to Texas, and Ithaca’s decarbonization efforts. We also discussed the differences between cryptocurrency and blockchain and the BBC Reith Lectures on AI and why people should be scared

0:00:00 – Intro

0:01:10 – Nora articles –

World’s vast networks of underground fungi to be mapped for first time https://www.theguardian.com/science/2… A powerful and under appreciated ally in the climate crisis? Fungi https://www.theguardian.com/commentis… Darryl – Netflix film – Fantastic Fungi https://fantasticfungi.com/

0:16:54 – Nora article – Why cryptocurrency miners pose the next big threat to the Texas electric grid https://www.dallasnews.com/business/e…

0:35:07 – Nora article –

Ithaca, New York becomes first U.S. city to begin 100% decarbonization of buildings, an urban climate change milestone https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/04/ithac…

0:46:25DarrylSteve Ross Talbot brought this lecture series to our attention this week:

Reith Lectures: AI and why people should be scared https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-5…

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