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Protecting Science from Politics

Union of Concerned Scientists

And Latinos and Black Americans continue to bear the brunt of the burden when science is sidelined for political or financial gain. Take Covid-19. State officials withheld information about the effectiveness of mask mandates and even pressured researchers to destroy data.

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HotSpots H2O: In Afghanistan, Political Upheaval Aggravates Drought-Fueled Famine

Circle of Blue

Drought, a financial crisis, and political collapse are accelerating the country’s decline into all-out famine. This summer’s political upheaval has kneecapped response efforts, pushing the country into famine. Well before Afghanistan’s political upheaval this summer, drought was pushing the country to the brink of a food crisis.

Politics 279
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Shifting Political Winds Threaten Progress on Europe’s Green Goals

Yale E360

Shaken by global instability and a populist backlash, European nations are retreating from plans to reduce greenhouse gases, promote sustainable farming practices, and boost biodiversity. Green advocates fear the EU will fail to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement. Read more on E360 →

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Top Political Scientists Release Dire Warning: Our Entire Democracy Is at Risk

Union of Concerned Scientists

Radical changes to core electoral procedures are transforming several states into political systems that no longer meet the minimum conditions for free and fair elections.

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ChatGPT can tailor political ads to match users' personalities

New Scientist

Generative AI can rewrite political adverts on social media to target users with different personality types, making it easier to manipulate elections using personal data on a large scale

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Delayed harm and the politics of climate change, reconsidered

Legal Planet

What are the political implications of the fact that climate change will continue after emissions cease, or even potentially grow worse? Does this mean that we don’t need to worry about political backlash? Those kinds of impacts could provoke real political backlash. Some models show a potential for a rise of up to 0.3

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FRESH, October 4, 2022: Carbon Dioxide Storage and Transport Emerges as Political Flashpoint

Circle of Blue

The post FRESH, October 4, 2022: Carbon Dioxide Storage and Transport Emerges as Political Flashpoint appeared first on Circle of Blue. An ongoing lawsuit against Wisconsin’s PFAS rules threatens to interfere with a bottled water distribution program.