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"Information theory, predictability, and the emergence of complex life"

SFI Seminar by Luis F Seoane of @IFISC_mallorca, streaming now:
"The size of the #environment in some ways captures the #complexity...longer words take longer and longer to sample. This means in smaller environments, smaller words mean more."

- Luís Seoane of @IFISC_mallorca on #information right now:

"More-complex bit guessers are going to survive in a wider variety of environments. But a more-complex guesser is going to pay a higher metabolic cost."

- Luís Seoane of @IFISC_mallorca

Streaming now:

#computation #intelligence #evolution
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If we would starve Venezuelan children for their oil, covering up the poisoning of #SouthDakota is just child’s play... desmogblog.com/2019/10/01/whi… via @DeSmogBlog
@DeSmogBlog DeSmog received info that indicates the #GardenCreek spill was "officially estimated at 11 million gallons. This puts the release, in terms of gallons spilled, on par with the infamous 1989 #ExxonValdez oil spill in Alaska." desmogblog.com/sites/beta.des…
@DeSmogBlog For more on how oil spills are frequently caused by deliberately muzzled safety equipment read, The Pigs in the Pipeline at: gregpalast.com/keystone-pipel… #NoDAPL #NoKXL #DAPL #KXL #BigOil #Pollution #Environment #OilSpill
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#AltSarkar
#Environment

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The Life and Death of a Tree.

Environmental Policy Note.
1. Ownership of Trees.

Trees are OUR shared heritage.
Living Treasures of our Environment.

Trees should NOT be allowed to be destroyed without going through an exhaustive consultation process that includes full delibration and consent from ALL the stakeholders concerned.
The Stakeholders.

2. The following stakeholders will be involved.

a) General public - comprising 5 student representatives each from schools and colleges and 10 people who will be local planners or architects or environmental/sustainability experts.
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Still think #BigOil is the answer? Consider this:

Before 1886, people travelled via horse and buggy.

#auto #car #oil #fossilfuels #cdnpoli #elxn43 #technology #RenewableEnergy #CleanEnergy #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency
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In 1858, the refining of #CrudeOil crude oil allowed for larger-scale processing & helped spur the #gas gas engine automobile (this is the first - 1886).

#auto #car #oil #fossilfuels #cdnpoli #elxn43 #technology #RenewableEnergy #CleanEnergy #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency
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The Model T, produced by @Ford, was the first mass produced vehicle, but not the first auto.

Innovation led to bigger, enclosed cars.

#auto #car #oil #fossilfuels #cdnpoli #elxn43 #technology #RenewableEnergy #CleanEnergy #ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency
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In a nuclear explosion the human body is irradiated by

1⃣ major-burns due to thermal radiation & not caused by ionizing radiation

2⃣ thermal burns from infrared heat radiation
these would be the most common burn type experienced
the #nuclear threat to humans is devastating but does it do to our #environment?

#OneVoiceEarth

cnduk.org/the-effects-of…
August 1942

Manhattan Project established in US to develop 1st nuclear weapon
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Our consumption model is hurting our environment, our physical and mental health. We’re over-using natural resources, exposing children to toxic chemicals in our everyday products, and creating too much waste. This is unsustainable. Thread👇
#sustainability
Humanity lives at credit and consumes resources equal to that of 1.7 planets a year, vs 1.4 a decade ago and 0.8 in 1963. If population and consumption trends continue, this figure will rise to 2 planets by 2030.
overshootday.org
#sustainabilitymatters #earth
The problem is about quantity, quality, and behaviors. We produce too much useless and disposable stuff, using enormous resources, cheap materials and labor, that we often barely use and quickly throw away.
medium.com/newco/our-cons…
#zerowaste #circulareconomy
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14. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
Wrong US policies in the Middle East. Sanctions against Iran. Sanctions used by the USA as a war weapon🤨👇🏼
1. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world? 🤨👇🏼
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It wasn’t an Act of God. It was an Act of Chevron. An Act of Exxon. An Act of Big Oil. gregpalast.com/new-orleans-wi… #NewOrleans #Louisiana #HurricaneKatrina #Barry #BigOil #Pollution #Environment #ClimateChange
Take a look at these numbers dug out of #Louisiana state records:

Conoco 3.3 million acres
Exxon Mobil 2.1 million acres
Chevron 2.7 million acres
Shell 1.3 million acres

These are the total acres of wetlands removed by just four oil companies over two decades.
#NewOrleans used be to a long, swampy way from the Gulf of Mexico. #Hurricanes & storm surges had to cross a protective mangrove forest nearly a 100 miles thick. Then Standard Oil, Exxon’s prior alias, began channeling pipelines & tanker routes thu the soft delta prairie grass.
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In this article, we express our critical position towards using #CRISPR to engineer #pigs so that do not reach puberty. #Livestock farming should be designed with animal sentience at its core, we should not modify #animals to fit inhumane systems. allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/2019/07/a…
One aspect that the article does not mention and that we clearly indicated as being problematic is animal suffering during #experiments involving #CRISPR: painful #malformations, #abortions, are common "side effects" of such experiments.
Our original statement said "#CRISPR has a high potential for causing severe #animal #suffering during the research phases (such as abortions, perinatal mortality, malformations)
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In my confidential report commissioned by the Governor of #Ohio, Dick Celeste, I warned that Ohio #nuclear plants would impoverish bill payers and cause industry to flee the state. The year was 1985. And so it went. wsj.com/articles/ohio-… #Environment #GreenEnergy #Pollution
This week, the #Ohio GOP toadies to the power industry will try to pass another billion dollar bailout to throw down the radioactive rathole. Three decades of bankrupting #nuclear plant operation in the shadow of #Fukushima shows the politicos have gone from dumb to dumber.
And for those who believe #nuclear energy is green & clean, I invite you to visit uranium mines in Niger, the Congo, and the Acoma pueblo in New Mexico. The only thing green about nuclear power is the plume of dollars flying out the cooling towers! theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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"If I were to write a textbook on #complexity, it would be structured like this..."
- SFI Pres David Krakauer starts off this morning at #CSSS19 #CSSS at @IAIASantaFe

#error #adaptation #universality #coarsegrained #math #theory
"If you talk about #intelligence and #stupidity, you talk about #communication and #policy. That is the natural place to start."

"If you've ever written a Lokta-Volterra #equation, you've drawn a perpetual motion machine. There's no #dissipation."

- SFI President David Krakauer
"Why #God is a bad #theory: it's not because it's not true; it's because it uses an infinite-dimensional process to explain low-dimensional phenomena."

- SFI President David Krakauer at #CSSS19 on #Ockham's Razor & why #Darwin's animal breeding metaphor backfired on #evolution
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"I don't consider these people migrants. I consider them refugees. Some of them are climate refugees. The climate is changing in that part of Central America as it is at equatorial latitudes all around the world." — @Thom_Hartmann #Mexico
There is massive deforestation, which is one thing that leads to #ClimateChange. The deforestation has meant less rainfall, the crops are failing, drought is intensifying, and the storms and flooding are getting worse. #Mexico #Guatemala #Honduras
Drought and flood go together. You have a drought, the vegetation dies, the soil hardens, and then you have floods and mud slides the minute it rains. #Mexico #Guatemala #Honduras #ClimateChange #Environment #GlobalWarming
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Do you think we earn this: 21st Century skills intervention & Technical/Vocational Education Intervention as #NGO in schools?
If yes:
Nominate here: tepcentre.com/awards/
Use #TeamYowamca as Name of Implementing Organisation
Email: yowamca@gmail.com
Facebook: O'star Yowamca
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Yesterday, I learned that the extraordinary @SDonziger, the volunteer lawyer for the indigenous of the Amazon, has had his US passport seized by the Trump regime on trumped up charges. See statement from @AmazonWatch amazonwatch.org/news/2019/0612…
My coverage of #Ecuador on @BBCNewsnight would’ve been impossible without @SDonziger and his inestimably heroic battle against #Chevron. Donziger is one of the most courageous men I’ve ever met. gregpalast.com/chevron-runs-f… #Environment #Pollution #BigOil #Chevron
The oil industry won’t rest until they lay @SDonziger's body out on the tarmac. The fact that #Chevron has come after the man who proved they poisoned the children of the Amazon just proves how extraordinary he is — and powerful. They fear him. gregpalast.com/chevron-runs-f…
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Steven Donziger (@SDonziger) is one of the most courageous men I’ve ever met. The oil industry won’t rest until they lay his body out on the tarmac. amazonwatch.org/news/2019/0612…
The fact that Chevron has come after the man who proved they poisoned the children of the Amazon just proves how extraordinary @SDonziger is — and powerful. They fear him.
My coverage of Ecuador on BBC television would’ve been impossible without @SDonziger and his inestimably heroic battle against Chevron. gregpalast.com/chevron-runs-f… #Environment #Pollution #BigOil #Chevron
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Decomposition time of our garbage

paper towel: 3 weeks
paper bag: 4 weeks
newspaper: 6 weeks

plastic bag: 20 years
styrofoam cup: 50 years
plastic straw: 200 years
plastic bottle: 450 years
coffee pod: 500 years

Sharing is caring. #WorldOceansDay
Countries polluting our oceans the most

12. USA
11. Brazil
10. Bangladesh
9. Nigeria
8. Malaysia
7. Thailand
6. Egypt
5. Sri Lanka
4. Vietnam
3. Philippines
2. Indonesia
1. China

(WSJ) #china #ocean
There are only two problems with plastics

1. they are designed to throw away
2. but made to last forever

Worst combination ever. #pollution
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#Climatechange got you down? These 50 people will cheer you up. This month: I'm featuring @grist's 2019 #Grist50 Fixers here on my feed. There's more than one reason for you to feel good about the future! grist.org/grist-50/2019/
Meet Ploy Achakulwisut (@_aploy). She’s got climate #activism down to a science. Ploy dedicates her work — such as research connecting #AirPollution in the southwest U.S. to premature mortality — to furthering @climate awareness. #Grist50
grist.org/grist-50/2019/…
What did it take for Robin Amer (@rsamer) to create an award-winning investigative #podcast on #environmental justice? Three years, more than 65 interviews, and one lawsuit against the @FBI. @thecitypod talks trash — and listeners love it. #Grist50
grist.org/grist-50/2019/…
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Horizontal #fracking—as was proposed in Ireland—requires explosive charges fired along miles of pipe underground (and under houses and water supplies) followed by the pumping of fluids at high pressure through these pipes, resulting in man-made earthquakes ecowatch.com/ireland-ban-fr…
Buildings don’t fall down due to #fracking, but cracks bring hydrocarbon poisons into the aquifers. In the vast uninhabited wastes of the American Dakotas, we simply abandon water systems. Where in #Ireland can you do that? gregpalast.com/fracking-in-ir…
Is there a safe way to frack? Not profitably — and certainly not within the geology of a little emerald isle. ecowatch.com/ireland-ban-fr… Cc. @EcoWatch #fracking #Ireland #environment
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SCOOP 🚨 @AFP has obtained a draft copy of a forthcoming landmark UN report on #biodiversity

It paints a devastating picture:

- 1 million species face extinction risk
- 75% of land, 40% oceans severely degraded
- 80% rise in resource use in three decades
news.yahoo.com/lost-world-un-…
- 75% of fish stocks over fished or fished to their limits
- Pesticide use doubled in just 13 yrs
- 400 million tonnes of toxic waste dumped into freshwater each year
- 60 billion tonnes extracted from nature each year
#IPBES #biodiversity
- In rich nations protein consumption rose 50% since 1960
- 40% of world lacks access to clean drinking water
- Rich nations use 4x resource per had than poor ones
#IPBES #environment
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The Ministry of #Environment has removed from its website several maps pointing out priority areas for #biodiversity preservation. The images show ecosystems at risk or which only exist in very specific parts of Brazil. (1/3)
#Climatechange NGO network @obsclima managed to rescue the files. They can be accessed and downloaded on the following link: (2/3) web.archive.org/web/2019011111…
The information was especially useful for institutions such as the Chico Mendes Biodiversity Protection Institute, which oversees parks and preserved areas. This week, Minister Ricardo Salles named 4 military officers to replace institute's directors who had resigned (3/3)
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#EarthDay #ExtinctionRebellion #Vegan #PlantBased #GoVegan #Meat #Environment #Climate

Impact of Animal Agriculture

The farm animal production sector is the single largest anthropogenic user of land, contributing to soil degradation, dwindling water supplies, & air pollution.
The animal agriculture sector also encompasses feed grain production which requires substantial water, energy, and chemical inputs, as well as energy expenditures to transport feed, live animals, and animal
products. All of this comes at a substantial cost to the environment.
One of animal agriculture’s greatest environmental impacts is its contribution to global warming and climate change...
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1/ Once we have climate change under control, we'll have a truly #HappyEarthDay. Until then...
2/ I’m taking #EarthDay as a chance to reflect on my efforts to fight climate change and assess my action going forward. I’m a big believer in women being assertive and speaking out about our accomplishments. We don't do it enough. #ERANow
3/ Here's a list about my efforts on behalf of the planet - and my plans for the future. TY to the people of my district, #NY12, for letting me fight for the #environment on their behalf. #ERANow #CelebrateWomen #HappyEarthDay

Here goes.
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Please RT! 12-tweet #teaching topic "When #Military #History was changed by the #environment" - all eras welcome!
Part of @esehtweets parallel sessions 21-25 Aug, #CFP due 30 Apr.
cc @stuffofwar @SMH_Historians @WarintheFuture @Army_Leadership @madpadre1
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Remember after ESEH #military #history vs #environment, @MedievalAcademy 2020 is up next!
Can't make it to California?
Not a problem, we can do #medieval #espionage on Twitter too. Here's those details, reply to me by 15 May so I can meet their deadline: medievalacademy.org/page/2020Annua…
Due to the disaster the deadline is extended to 30 May...and please remember to mark Medieval Academy, Kalamazoo medieval, SMH military history, and Leeds medieval 2020 on your calendars & send your submissions asap! Possible pop culture spy and KGB history events as well.
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