One clear strategy would be acting via OpenPhil, which can put a lot of money into policy advocacy.
I really like the writing and material in this post. :) Have you considered the possibility that global warming may introduce instability that could exacerbate other potential conflicts, leading to potential existential crises from nuclear war? Perhaps this is too indirect and unlikely, but my understanding is that EAs that worry about climate change as an x-risk envision this kind of two-step x-risk scenario.
Thanks for putting this together. If this analysis is true (though I’m skeptical), then pescatarian → vegetarian advocacy could be beneficial. I definitely do agree that not including carbon cost in the existing calculations has long been a mistake… there are likely other considerations that are yet still missing.
Having ~1 human welfare day lost per 5kg of carbon seems high to me… and in the long run scenario close to 9 human welfare days per kg. Both of these calculations would require more defense in my opinion.
There’s a fair amount of work being done on animal welfare policy.
1.) How do you think the EA Hotel compares in impact to giving out direct £6,000 grants to individuals selected for impact, to work wherever they are, without having to relocate to a hotel? I imagine the hotel may have some economies of scale but may also be limited to only those who can relocate?
2.) How hard is it for people to relocate to Blackpool?
3.) How many EAs apply for EA Hotel residency but don’t get in? What is the “selecting for impact” process actually like? Who does the selecting?
4.) How long do people stay?
5.) Are there concrete results from past EA Hotel residents yet? Or would it be too soon for that still? It would be great to see the actual testimonials here.
6.) How easy is it to “host events and retreats that help EA’s get more socially involved” from Blackpool?
I am interested in Lewis Bollard’s open philanthropy newsletter which seems to have some ideas about this sort of stuff but I can’t find back issues.
Back issues are available here: https://us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=66df320da8400b581cbc1b539&id=de632a3c62
Also, is there going to be support for linked endnotes?
Can you implement co-authorship? I think I saw it on the Alignment Forum.
What are your thoughts on funding smaller “start-up” organizations (e.g., Ozzie’s project) versus larger “established” organizations (e.g., MIRI)?
What generally is your criteria for evaluating opportunities?
What new research would be helpful to finding and/or evaluating opportunities?
Do you plan to continue soliciting projects via application? How else do you plan to source projects? What do you think distinguishes you from EA Grants?
What are your thoughts on funding smaller “start-up” organizations (e.g., LetsFund) versus larger “established” organizations (e.g., 80K)?
What do you consider to be “meta”? What do you consider to not be “meta”?
What generally is your plan to find good funding opportunities?
While the new editor is nicer in many ways, there appears to be no way to format the size of images or insert tables. This makes the new forum noticeably weaker than the old forum, where we at least had an HTML editor to allow us to fine-tune these things. It would be great to bring back an HTML editor, or at least be able to create tables and format the size and position of images.