Researchers Predicting Well Above-Average 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season
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5/18/24 HURRICANES Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting an extremely active Atlantic hurricane season in their initial 2024 forecast. The team cites record warm tropical and eastern subtropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures as a primary factor for their prediction of 11 hurricanes this year. read more ..read more
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Extreme Weather is Battering the World. What's the Cause?
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5/18/24 CLIMATE CHALLENGES Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Floods and heatwaves across Africa, deluges in southern Brazil, drought in the Amazon, and extreme heat across Asia, including India: the news has been full of alarming weather disaster stories this year, and for good reason.  read more ..read more
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New Immigration Court Plan | Humanity Has No Strong Protection Against AI | The U.S. Navy Can’t Build Ships, and more
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5/18/24 OUR PICKS Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 Humanity Has No Strong Protection Against AI, Experts Warn  (Mark Sellman, The Times) The world currently has no “strong” protections against the dangers of AI, a landmark scientific report has warned. A panel of 75 experts from 30 countries has also concluded that developers building AI systems “understand little about how their systems operate” and scientific knowledge is “very limited”. read more ..read more
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Israel’s Invasion of Rafah Will Not Eliminate Hamas or End the War. So, What Is Benjamin Netanyahu’s Plan?
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5/15/24 GAZA WAR Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The Gaza war has now entered its eighth month and a resolution to the conflict still seems far off. Israel claims to have killed 13,000 Hamas militants so far. If that figure is correct, one can assume the number of wounded or incapacitated militants is at least twice or maybe three times that number. read more ..read more
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Beyond Watermarks: Content Integrity Through Tiered Defense
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5/15/24 DEEPFAKES Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The United States, European Union, and China have all taken major steps towards requiring that developers of large AI models watermark their outputs—meaning, requiring that the outputs include invisible signatures which indicate that they are AI-generated. The momentum for watermarking requirements has grown in large part due to concerns about information integrity and disinformation campaigns in an election year: sixty four countries are holding elections in 2024, even as digital platforms have cut funding ..read more
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America’s Grid Isn’t Ready for a Renewable Future. A New Federal Rule Could Change That.
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5/16/24 POWER-GRID RESILIENCE Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments America’s energy system has a problem: Solar and wind developers want to build renewable energy at a breakneck pace — and historic climate legislation has fueled their charge with financial incentives worth billions of dollars. But too often the power that these projects can produce has nowhere to go. That’s because the high-voltage lines that move energy across the country don’t have the capacity to handle what these panels and turbines generate. read more ..read more
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Elaine Liu: Charging Ahead
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5/16/24 POWER-GRID RESILIENCE Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments MIT senior Elaine Siyu Liu doesn’t own an electric car, or any car. But she sees the impact of electric vehicles (EVs) and renewables on the grid as two pieces of an energy puzzle she wants to solve. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that the number of public and private EV charging ports nearly doubled in the past three years, and many more are in the works. Users expect to plug in at their convenience, charge up, and drive away. But what if the grid can’t handle it? read more ..read more
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Solar Geoengineering to Cool the Planet: Is It Worth the Risks?
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5/15/24 GEOENGINEERING Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments When I first wrote about geoengineering in 2012, it was considered far-fetched at best, and crazy by most. But 12 years later, while there is still controversy and considerable resistance to deploying it, respectable scientists and institutions are pushing for more research into geoengineering—the deliberate and large-scale intervention in our climate system to moderate global warming. read more ..read more
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The US Election Threats Are Clear. What to Do About Them Is Not | Keeping Federal Data Secure | U.S. Intelligence Is Facing a Crisis of Legitimacy, and more
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5/16/24 OUR PICKS Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 The US Election Threats Are Clear. What to Do About Them Is Anything But  (William Turton, Wired) read more ..read more
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How Extremists Took Over Israel | Argentina’s Extreme Experiment in Austrian Economics Is Sailing Dangerously Close to the Wind | China Has Gotten the Trade War It Deserves, and more
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5/16/24 WORLD ROUNDUP Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 The Unpunished: How Extremists Took Over Israel  (Ronen Bergman and Mark Mazzetti, New York Times) read more ..read more
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