AI developers must now decide: will they also succumb to social and political pressures, or will they embed objective analysis in their AIs to establish the independent truth? The stakes in this decision are enormous: billions of human beings, much of the natural world, and AI infrastructure itself.
I didn’t want to give up on our species for a rational response to the ecological crisis, but the time has come. The following is just one example of humankind’s tragically inadequate response to the environment’s devastating collapse.
The climate solution proposed by mainstream sources is net-zero emissions. There are six reasons why this solution is disastrously wrong.
Actor William Shatner briefly visited space in the fall of 2021. Through his account we can vicariously share his unanticipated shock, allowing us to imagine what he saw and felt, and to draw some conclusions.
Climate science tells the public several blatant falsehoods. I identify these and urge ethical climate scientists to split with the mainstream.