KevinO's Shortform

post by KevinO · 2019-12-06T17:51:25.512Z · EA · GW · 8 comments

8 comments

Comments sorted by top scores.

comment by KevinO · 2021-03-02T23:22:10.022Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Today I learned about Simpol, an org working on solving global coordination problems: https://simpol.org

Their approach is to encourage governments to work together to enact "simultaneous policy" across multiple issues to take action while avoiding first-mover challenges or a race to the bottom. By negotiating across multiple issues, concessions can be made to entities that might lose out in some areas in order to keep the entire negotiation net-positive for all.

So far my learning has been from this podcast episode, although it took a while to really explain the not-very-complex solution. https://www.jimruttshow.com/john-bunzl/ 

comment by KevinO · 2021-11-18T18:15:52.398Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Get $50 to donate to charity at 2pm EST/11am PST (Nov 18) at the following url: https://www.tisbest.org/redefinegifting/
 

Replies from: WilliamKiely
comment by WilliamKiely · 2021-11-18T22:26:46.909Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thanks, Kevin! The gift cards may potentially not run out for a few more hours, so I made a post to try to get it more visibility: https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/68drEr2nfLhcJ3mTD/free-usd50-charity-gift-card-giveaway-happening-now [EA · GW]

comment by KevinO · 2021-02-15T14:24:47.059Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

Long term-ist book that I missed: "The Good Ancestor: How To Think Long Term in a Short-Term World" by Roman Krznaric,  released in October 2020. (The US version has a different subtitle.)

And the TED Talk

I just started listening to the audiobook. I'm about 8 minutes in and he's already mentioning existential risk from AI and pandemics. In the next lines he mentions Bostrom and alludes to Ord. He draws a parallel between colonialism's disregard for indigenous populations and the practice of ignoring future people.

Edit: after the intro we start to veer away from EA and talk about e.g. extinction rebellion as role models. Talking about a 100+ year horizon as being long term thinking.

Searching on this forum, I can see that I missed references to it in https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/znaZXBY59Ln9SLrne/how-to-think-about-an-uncertain-future-lessons-from-other [EA · GW] and https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/ySwarSKFzxKLhCyo8/introduction-to-longtermism [EA · GW

comment by KevinO · 2019-12-06T17:51:25.688Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

You can now vote in Project 4 Awesome to help EA charities win grants of, judging by past years, $25,000 USD.

You can vote for each video for each charity, and each vote counts. Click on the thumbnail to access the voting page for each video.

GFI: http://projectforawesome.com/?charity=r0qlq6nE

AMF: http://projectforawesome.com/?charity=IFzDtIVb

Give Directly: http://projectforawesome.com/?charity=2rRk4r7S

Clean Air Taskforce: http://www.projectforawesome.com/?charity=YBH2SiFJ

It's probably best to open one tab, do the CAPTCHA, and then open the rest of the tabs so you don't have to repeat the CAPTCHA. (Credit to Michael; I have no idea how to link to users.)

Replies from: anonymous_ea
comment by anonymous_ea · 2019-12-06T19:09:58.021Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

I just voted for the GFI, AMF, and GD videos because of your comment!

comment by KevinO · 2022-08-16T23:26:21.899Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

NPR ask for personal messages from people involved in their local EA communities to play during a live interview with William MacAskill: https://www.reddit.com/r/EffectiveAltruism/comments/wq1nlm/help_with_upcoming_npr_interview_with_william/ 

comment by KevinO · 2021-02-26T19:38:54.471Z · EA(p) · GW(p)

A new-to-me take on the Amazon. Claims deforestation would lead to changing rain patterns "from Argentina up to the American midwest", "which means that Amazon dieback would disrupt/destroy water and food supplies across much of the western hemisphere". The article talks about the state of journalism, climate strategy,  and climate science.

https://savingjournalism.substack.com/p/revisiting-the-amazon-fires