This is my final story for Bloomberg — and it seems like the perfect piece to end on, because what Louisiana just proposed will eventually reverberate around the country. https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2019-louisiana-strategic-plan/
Here follows my ongoing thread of Game of Thrones characters as Dril tweets, which will contain spoilers of some sort I'm sure:
Personal responsibility, but also collective responsibility and therefore collaborative action.
Say it with me: "Climate change is _my_ problem." Holding legislators accountable is necessary, but not sufficient. To get this done, we all need to take personal responsibility for action.
We’re excited about our funding and the new opportunities to grow Novi and our AI-driven well economics platform. A big thank you to Cottonwood Venture Partners and Bill Wood Ventures. Read press release: https://www.prweb.com/releases/novi_raises_7_million_to_accelerate_growth_for_ai_well_planning_technology_welcomes_scott_sherwood_as_ceo/prweb16305948.htm #OilAndGas
“we have been granted an astonishingly beautiful gift that has never before been given to humans: the chance to shepherd human and animal life into the coming centuries and millennia, when we know that it would otherwise disappear” https://medium.com/@enjohnston/loving-a-vanishing-world-ace33c11fe0
“For better and worse, we are the ones at the intersection of knowledge and agency...anything we do this year is worth ten of the same thing ten years from now...This makes us, in a strange way, the most powerful and privileged people who have ever lived” https://medium.com/@enjohnston/loving-a-vanishing-world-ace33c11fe0
Travis pitches Uber (Ubercab) raising $1.5m at like a $4.5m pre. I scratched my head thinking “taxi lobbies will crush them” - @firstname.lastname@example.org raises his hand on the spot and says “I’m in for $500k.” He’s retired now. I’m not. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #TrueStory https://twitter.com/chrisfralic/status/1126691800142438400
Here's how it's going to go: we're not going to be smart enough to plan an orderly retreat from the coasts as sea levels rise. City after town will be destroyed by storms leaving millions of refugees, toxic sites, & abandoned lands. #Climatechange is here.
“One of the best ways to seed agnotology [deliberately manufactured ignorance] is to make sure that doubtful and conspiratorial content is easier to reach than scientific material.”
1 The statistical problem is only a proxy
2 Nature does not shuffle the examples. We shouldn't
3 Invariance across environments buys extrapolation powers
4 Invariance across environments is related to causation
5 Invariant representations enable invariance
Tag yourself - I'm #2
Great insights on learning from Leon Bottou
Some people know that there are many possible futures. And once you accept this possibility - well, then you want to play your part getting us onto the best timeline possible. If you're one of these people - wherever you are, whatever you do, however you view your talents - this is the place for you.