strangeattractors OP t1_j13maxy wrote

“In August 2022, China faced a crippling heat wave that disrupted factories and threatened crop yields — the worst since 1961. Global manufacturers, including Volkswagen and Toyota, were among the companies that suspended operations because of power shortfalls. And some drought-stricken parts of the country are still engulfed by the scorching heat.”

Drought also left the Mississippi River so low near Memphis in the fall that barges couldn’t get through without additional dredging and upstream water releases. That snarled grain shipping during the critical harvest period. Colorado River officials discussed even tighter water use restrictions as water levels neared dangerously low levels in the major reservoirs.

In Europe, heat waves set record temperatures in Britain and other parts of the continent, leading to severe droughts, low river flow to the River Rhine threatened 30% of shipping, and wildfires in many parts of the continent.

This is affecting crops all over the world, and there is a threshold at which the Colorado river won’t have enough water to supply California, where most of America’s crops are grown, as well as other states:

So yea, it is happening in our lifetime.


strangeattractors OP t1_j127y9o wrote

Greenland's glaciers are melting 100 times faster than previously calculated, according to a new model that takes into account the unique interaction between ice and water at the island’s fjords. 

The new mathematical representation of glacial melt factors in the latest observations of how ice gets eaten away from the stark vertical faces at the ends of glaciers in GGreenland. Previously, scientists used models developed in Antarctica, where glacial tongues float on top of seawater — a very different arrangement. 

"For years, people took the melt rate model for Antarctic floating glaciers and applied it to Greenland's vertical glacier fronts," lead author Kirstin Schulz, a research associate in the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at University of Texas at Austin, said in a statement. "But there is more and more evidence that the traditional approach produces too low melt rates at Greenland's vertical glacier fronts."


strangeattractors t1_iywqsco wrote

PS I looked at Neorhythm and it looks ok, but it's very limited, as it only records EEG on one area of the brain, similar to the Muse device. Unlike the Muse, since the Neorhythm isn't on Amazon, it doesn't have any reviews. In neurofeedback, the goal is to look at 19 channels of EEG to see which area of your brain is imbalanced, and then train that area of the brain accordingly. In ADD/ADHD, it is often corrected at the top of the head using a point called Cz, but it could be due to other reasons, such as too much slow wave activity at the front left of the head and not enough fast wave (required for activation/focus). The point is without a scan of the whole brain you won't know.

If you want to read a good book on the topic, check out Symphony in the Brain.