What ML practitioners are doing about climate change

This week without question it’s the smoke that’s hung over the western United States and the underlying issue of climate change. In the Bay Area Wednesday, the density of the smoke effectively blocked out the sun and cast a deep, dark orange or red light. The eerie scenery drew comparisons to Blade Runner 2049, among other sci-fi scenarios.

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We can solve the climate crisis by tracing pollution back to its sources.

We can solve the climate crisis by tracing pollution back to its sources.

Climate TRACE — which stands for Tracking Real-time Atmospheric Carbon Emissions — comprises organizations from the tech sector that have pioneered some of the most-powerful software-based emissions-monitoring solutions in the world, in part using artificial intelligence (AI) and remote sensing. As the climate crisis deepens and our technology advances, we felt the time was ripe to join together and put these resources to work in powerful new ways.

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