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Movie review: Don't Look Up

I loved the movie and can't wait to rewatch it! They made a serious topic entertaining and popular. Maybe many critics are Trump supporters?

I don't understand the problem with linking the movie with Trump's denial of climate change—"Don't look up". Asteroid risk is highly improbable but visible, and by linking the movie to climate change denial, the movie's message enlarges to all other types of extinction risks: climate change, AI, engineered pandemics, etc.

It's just a matter of time before AI-risk gets politicised as climate change!

Short List of Cause Areas?

Thank you so much for the well-thought answer! 

Charter cities excite me as well: Shenzen in 1980 had 50,000 inhabitants when it became a special economic zone. Today, Shenzen is a global tech powerhouse with 20 million citizens.

As for land use policy,  I feel the cost of the problem myself by living in Paris, one of the most expensive cities in the world. A denser Paris would lower my rent and spare me a 1-hour bus ride every time I go out for a drink ;)

What is the most effective intensive farming video to convert meat eaters?

Thanks for your reply!

I agree that sometimes it's just better to lead by example, but I just needed a go-to video that I could share when needed. What Cody Saw is a great candidate, I found it on Facebook:

I agree that eggs and poultry are the best things to remove from a diet from an ethical perspective, I just thought that promoting veganism isn't a good idea. Most people won't go vegan anyways, and it's overall better if we get everyone to go flexitarian rather than a small minority going vegan.

Where is it most effective to found a charity?

It’s not strictly relevant, but the Word Bank publishes the Doing Business Report, ranking countries based on how easy it is to do business. Some indicators might be useful to charities, too, like enforcing contracts. Maybe, on average, countries with higher ease of doing business have also higher ease of doing charity.