Society + Culture

My Epiphanies at a Climate Innovation Breakfast

As the internet industry implodes, a session helped me realize that a newly-forming climate industry will replace it. Climate tech and climate-conscious companies will become the leading force in business and markets, a new force...

Can the U.S. and Europe Agree on Rules for AI?

As EU and U.S. leaders meet in Washington at a joint Trade and Technology Council, there is great need for a proposed “transatlantic accord on artificial intelligence.” But the two sides have differing agendas, and...

Metaverse Hype Befuddles Everyone–Even Techonomists

Ask 10 people to define the metaverse and you’ll get 15 different answers. The recent conference served to highlight the metaversal concerns of digital sophisticates.

Climate Tech, Compassion, and the Innovation Crucible: Highlights of TE22

Our recent three-day excursion into the future of innovation at TE22 brought together concerns about democracy, a semi-obsession with global warming, confusion about the metaverse, and predictions of an AI/robotic society. But we found general...

Larry Brilliant at TE22: Global Warming Drives Health Threats

At Techonomy 22, noted philanthropist and public health expert pulled no punches as he weighed in on the Covid-19 response, the dangers of global warming, and more.

EU Proposes Immediate Loss and Damage Fund, Emissions Peak Before 2025

A dramatic new offer from the plenary floor at COP 27, in which rich countries would immediately set up a loss and damage fund in exchange for a pledge to peak greenhouse gas emissions before...

‘Explosion’ in Number of Fossil Fuel Lobbyists at Cop27 Climate Summit

Oil and gas industries have 636 representatives at Egypt conference – a rise of more than 25% on previous year.

UN Experts Demand Crackdown on Greenwashing of Net Zero Pledges

High level group releases report at Cop27 saying policies should be ‘about cutting emissions, not corners’.

10 Science Insights for COP27

As nations convene in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, leading climate scientists share a new report to support more effective policy.

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