A United Nations report says the world needs a "quantum leap" in climate ambition to stave off devastating consequences. / Grist

A truly eco-friendly golf course in Burkina Faso is played on "browns." / France24

Unrelated/related: A profile of one of America's only airplane repo men. / The Hustle

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin begin a second day of meetings in Moscow, while Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida makes an unannounced visit to Ukraine. / The Guardian

Chinese investors and workers emerge as new sources of funding and labor for illegal marijuana production in the Western United States. / Politico 

Sally Rooney: The nice thing about being a landlord is that you never seem to run out of other people's money. / The Irish Times

Two arguments for slowing down AI development, from Sigai Samuel and Ezra Klein. / Vox, The New York Times

Chat GPT-3 and GPT-4 offer different takes on interpreting Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawings. / AmyGoodchild

Antisemitic tweets have more than doubled over the months since Elon Musk took charge of Twitter. / The Conversation

A website tracks legislation that seeks to "block trans people from receiving basic healthcare, education, legal recognition, and the right to publicly exist." / Trans Legislation Tracker

From January, was Louisa May Alcott a transgender man? / The New York Times

See also: "Yes, Ernest Hemingway was transgender." Also, Amélie was a Russian spy. / Crossdreamers, YouTube

Headline of the week: "A day in the life of an oak tree, from mistle thrush in the morning to mice at midnight." / Country Life