While technologies such as deep learning are being leveraged to tackle climate change, the carbon footprint of such technologies themselves have come under investigation by companies and researchers. In order to ensure sustainable development going forward, it is crucial that the climate impacts of such technological solutions are equally addressed.
If the global temperature increases above 1.5°C, catastrophic weather events will be experienced by everyone across the globe. We are collectively facing a global disaster, but there are many ways in which people can contribute to reducing the severity of climate change. Whether you are an investor, an individual, or a researcher, we all have a role to play in making a difference. If we each pledge to contribute by playing a role in science, AI, or tackling climate change, there is still hope for the future.
We can advance our AI technology through collective thinking and collaborative decision-making through data sharing, whether in the oceans or on the land. By co-funding radical innovations through crowdfunding and scaling opportunities, there is a possibility to make a real impact on reducing the effects of climate change. All we need to do is work together.