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I wrote a few words about AI and climate action for 𝘉𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘩, a new magazine written by and for people who dream of a sustainable and just internet. The first issue is curated by Michelle Thorne, Chris Adams and Laurence Bascle. Branch is kidly supported by EIT Climate KIC, Mozilla Foundation, Climate Action Tech, and the Green Web Foundation.

A global pandemic has shocked the world, leading to thousands of deaths, economic hardship and profound social disruption. While we worry about our immediate needs, we should remember that another crisis is looming: climate change. The lockdown made it clear that staying at home and slowing down the economy is far from enough to solve the climate crisis. We’re still emitting more than 80% as much CO2 as normal, despite having 17% fewer emissions compared to 2019 — which is one of the most significant drops in recent years (1). …

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