Front Page - Climate Change and Environment, what to do about it?
iBerry Hub - Latest news and info. on Climate Change and Environment
ACTION! - Where do we go from here? - Wake up! What can be done by the powers that be and YOU?.
Contact iBerry - Views, comments, contributions and help are all very welcome!
Learning more about Climate Change - Includes Infrequently Asked Questions.
Green Jobs - Job-seekers support.
Mainly for Young People - Climate Change and Environment, links and info.
Eco-anxiety - Eco-anxiety and what to do about it.
Contributions - Write about aspects, experiences of Climate Change, Environment etc for iBerry.
iBerry Portal - Gateway for all to Climate Change and the Environment.
Blog Scan - daily updates.
About the blog scan program.
The blog scanning computer program, used to produce output here, was developed by iBerry and is based on 'The Collector' . Links and some initial text from new blog posts are published on a single page, normally every day around 17.00 UTC. To restrict output length without completely losing posts, some posts dated more than 2 days old, appear in a compressed form with clickable titles but no initial text. A total of 7 days new output is immediately available in the same format on single pages. Earlier output is progressively archived.
Over 35 blogs are currently being scanned. Blogger and WordPress type blogs normally have RSS feeds that the program can read but others may not. A maximum of 5 posts per blog are scanned per session so some new posts can be missed if many posts drop off an RSS feed before the next scan. However, this does help less frequent bloggers to maintain their position among the more frequent!
Please contact iBerry if you would like your blog's RSS feed to be scanned but make sure it exists and that settings allow this. Please also note that a request not to scan posts is always respected.
Thoughts for Tomorrow
Artificial Intelligence and Real Stupidity.AI's ability to analyze and detect complex patterns in massive data sources is expected to bring new tools for the good of humanity. Examples applied to climate change and environmental issues include efficient monitoring of indicators such as CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, changes in the mass of glaciers, rising sea levels, methane emissions and deforestation. Activities such as the design of energy-efficient buildings and the efficient use of renewable energy can also benefit.
All well and good but apart from its huge demands for energy, careless development of AI could be disastrous. AI is already used to generate videos that create realistic but fake images of celebrities falsely advertising products. There may be worse to come. For example, how, if at all, should AI bring persons, 'back from the dead'? Seeing a realistic Elvis in new performances could be harmless enough entertainment but what if future developments make realistic face-to-face interactions with an apparently real Elvis possible? Also, the ability to create as many new episodes as you like of your favorite television programs is evidently a fascinating possibility for the future.
But fascination can be dangerous if large numbers of individuals become obsessed and isolated in unreal worlds of their own making and are also at the mercy of those seeking to broadcast disinformation about climate and political issues in ways that AI could make more and more convincing. Isn't isolation from reality the very opposite of what's needed to face the climate emergency? No easy answers but free and unregulated Artificial Intelligence is Real Stupidity!