Giovanni Raiteri

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Exxon Withholding Climate Knowledge Is an Intergenerational Crime Against Humanity

Coal, oil and gas are tremendous resources: solar energy absorbed by plants and super-concentrated over millions of years. They're potent fuels and …

Climate

Jobs aren’t the solution to America’s problems—they’re the cause

Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries—since, say, 1650—we’ve believed that it builds character (punctuality, initiative, honesty, self-discipline, and so forth). We’ve also believed that the market in labor, where we go to find work, has been relatively efficient in allocating …

We Finally Know Why The Caspian Sea Is Evaporating Off The Face of The Planet

It could disappear.<p>Like a puddle under hot sunshine, the world's largest inland body of water is shrinking in the face of heat – in this case, a …

Global Warming

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise incapable of movement. A humanoid machine appears at your side, bowing to its task with ceremonial formality. With a brisk sequence of motions, the machine removes a large panel …

Singularity

Yuval Noah Harari: ‘Homo sapiens as we know them will disappear in a century or so’

Last week, on his Radio 2 breakfast show, Chris Evans read out the first page of <i>Sapiens</i>, the book by the Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari. Given that radio audiences at that time in the morning are not known for their appetite for intellectual engagement – the previous segment had dealt with …

Singularity

Scientists In Last-Minute Scramble To Save Environmental Data Before Trump Takes Over

Scientists across the nation are in a frantic push to save as much environmental data as possible before a feared government information purge orchestrated by climate-change denier Donald Trump.<p>The Sierra Club on Thursday filed Freedom of Information Act requests, seeking information held by the …

Climate

Drake, Your Problematic Fave, Mocks Kid Cudi’s Mental Illness on ‘Two Birds, One Stone’

The Canadian sad boy rapper takes pettiness to a new level in his diss track aimed at Kid Cudi, whose struggles with depression he dismisses as …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Pope Calls Teaching Children About Gender Diversity 'Against Nature'

Pope Francis said on Sunday that homosexuals and transsexuals should be treated with respect but that teaching gender theory is unacceptable “indoctrination” of young people.<p>“When a person (who is gay) arrives before Jesus, Jesus certainly will not say, ‘Go away because you are homosexual,’” …

Gender Diversity