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What is a Low Carbon Transformation? Basic Concepts Part I

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The urgency of addressing the climate crisis has been widely recognized by world governments, international organizations, various corporations, and the broader civil society. The Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in December 2015 was a significant...
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What is our Plan B for Climate Change?

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The world's first trillionaire will be someone who will help solve climate change. In this article, we will touch on solutions to climate change that are not discussed in the mainstream media around climate...
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Act Local

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How climate risk intelligence can enable sustainable action at the local level As discussed in our last post, climate risk intelligence is what makes, through data transformations, frontier climate science and the massive amounts of geospatial data,...
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Is Our House On Fire?

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Exploring Future Scenarios with the Changing Climate The growing number of high-intensity acute physical hazards like wildfires and floods have been a source of increasing alarm and concern for public and commercial interests alike.  Right...
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Facts Denialism – The human ability to dismiss facts and truth that hurts

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As human beings, we tend to dismiss facts that obstruct our underpinnings. We keep finding innovative ways to conceal how we truly feel or think. For instance, we’re aware of the lockdown being lifted...
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Catastrophe Bonds

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In 1992, Hurricane Andrew struck Florida and inflicted 27 billion dollars worth in damage. As a result of the destruction, numerous insurance companies dissolved and went bankrupt after having to pay out an unanticipated...
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Why is international cooperation so hard?

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Remember climate change? On June 20, the high temperature in Verkhoyansk, a town in northeast Russia about 260 miles south of the Arctic coast and about 6 miles north of the Arctic Circle, topped out...
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The Next Era of Tech

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Quantum Computing. It seems like that is the BIGGEST buzzword after artificial intelligence. However, a lot of the resources I used to try to understand the concepts of quantum computing were difficult to understand quickly....
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5 Potential Blockchain Use-cases that can save the environment

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Blockchain technology has become synonymous with innovation and disruption. While several sectors like healthcare, education, and finance have significantly benefited from blockchain-integration, one of the more promising use-cases may catch you completely by surprise....
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Science and Money in the Climate Change Debate

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… if we had one There is no public debate about climate change. On Medium, where I post my texts, there are thousands of articles about climate change. I read many of them and wrote...
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15 Years Of Trying To Be Carbon-Neutral: Practical Uses Of Technology For Individuals

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I am the product of both developing and developed countries -- my adult career in Silicon Valley has shaped a fundamental belief that tech can do tremendous good if we apply it correctly. I...
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Predicting Weather and Restoring Maps Using Deep Learning

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Predicting the weather is a difficult task that involves statistics and data processing. Nowadays, in weather forecast, Machine Learning plays a crucial role. However, it is in numerical models where ML is more used. This...
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Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Environmentally Dangerous & Economically Counterproductive!

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The recent wildfires in the Amazon are not only a burning injustice with long-term socio-economic and ecological implications, it marks a lack of urgency in addressing the anthropogenic causes of climate change despite several...
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Is Climate Change Earth’s Way of Resetting its Internal Thermostat?

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Past Periods of Climate Change Were Caused by Life Too Climate change skeptics like to point out that over its long history, the Earth has experienced previous temperature shifts — the irony of accepting the science behind that...