More proof of rising inequality, perhaps our greatest threat

Inequality

Summary: The rise of inequality is one of the greatest challenges of our time. A new report provides even more documentation about the gravity of the threat. Will this spark action by America's people? Or are the 1% right -- that they are best fit to rule and that we are sheep? It all starts … Continue reading More proof of rising inequality, perhaps our greatest threat

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A reminder that we pay for our wars in money and blood

A military cemetery on Memorial Day

Summary: We ignore our wars (hardly mentioned in the campaigns). We pay for our wars, hot and cold, in two ways -- in money and blood. Let's look at the toll in both. This will be an unpopular post. Neither Left nor Right cares to look at the toll of our wars. Both prefer their … Continue reading A reminder that we pay for our wars in money and blood

Cut thru the myths about Irma, Harvey, and climate change

Summary: Climate scientist Judith Curry discusses Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the state of knowledge about hurricanes, and the announcements of their connection to climate change. These storms teach us lessons we cannot afford to ignore. . Interview of Dr. Judith Curry by David Whitehouse of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Discussing Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, … Continue reading Cut thru the myths about Irma, Harvey, and climate change

A Timeline for the Extinction of Jobs by Machines

Summary: Finally the AI revolution and the coming great extinction of jobs has become visible to almost everyone. Only its timing remains unknown. New research shows experts' forecasts of AI's growing skills, valuable information that will help us prepare. Let's use it! "When Will AI Exceed Human Performance? Evidence from AI Experts." By Katja Grace … Continue reading A Timeline for the Extinction of Jobs by Machines