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TMI 06/28/2024 – Coastal Flooding Risk Has Been Underestimated by IPCC Models, AI Data Centers’ Hidden Power Use is Being Paid For By Us, What Do We Do When Digital News Archives Like MTV News Vanish?, more

On this week’s episode, we look at a pair of new studies that have discovered a flaw in the UN’s IPCC models that predict how much sea levels will rise, and how horrific coastal flooding will get.

Next, we examine the surprise unilateral move by media conglomerate Paramount Global to pull all MTV News (and CMT News) content offline – over 20 years of music and cultural reporting and history gone in a flash – and how it spells trouble fast if action isn’t taken to stop this from happening again.

Finally, we take a deep look into the hidden costs of power and water that giant AI data centers charge all of us. All this and more on TMI for Friday, June 28, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media on 91.7FM WSUM in Madison, WI at 5:00pm Central (or live via or catch the podcast!

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TMI 03/08/2024 – WSJ Op-Ed Lies About Electric Cars Polluting Worse Than Gasoline-powered Cars, New Speed Record Broken in Glacial Fracturing in Antarctica, New Anthropocene Epoch Fails Vote and more

A recent Wall Street Journal op-ed falsely claims that electric cars pollute worse than their gasoline-powered counterparts, comparing incomparable metrics to come with their their supposed data. Meanwhile, amidst the frozen expanses of Antarctica, a chilling new speed record is set in glacial fracturing, highlighting the alarming pace of climate change. This harrowing event serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for global action to address environmental degradation and preserve our planet’s delicate ecosystems.

Keeping focus on the realm of geology and human impact, we return to the ambitious effort to classify a new Anthropocene Epoch, only to find unexpected obstacles when the initiative faces a vote. Despite mounting evidence of humanity’s profound influence on Earth’s geological processes, the classification effort stalls, thanks to the complexities of scientific consensus. Then, Mike McCabe provides insight into the contrasting displays of courage exhibited by political figures like Mitch McConnell and Alexei Navalny, underscoring the moral imperatives within political leadership.

Finally, we wrap up with a fascinating historical discovery, uncovering a thousand-year-old astrolabe that reveals evidence of knowledge exchange between Muslim and Jewish scientists, offering a glimpse into the enduring legacy of intellectual collaboration across cultural boundaries. All this and more on TMI for Friday, March 08, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!