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Climate change and the tech community

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February 20, 2020

Climate change and the tech community

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Callum Macrae

February 20, 2020
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  1. Climate change and the tech community @callumacrae

  2. IPCC report: https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/sites/2/2019/05/SR15_SPM_version_report_LR.pdf 3.2C rise on unconditional pledges: https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/cut-global-emissions-76-percent-every-year-next-decade-meet-15degc

  3. None
  4. Photo: Quarry Photography List of natural disasters made worse by

    climate change: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/sites/default/files/2019-12/Counting-the-cost-2019-report-embargoed-27Dec19.pdf
  5. CO2 emissions by year: https://www.iea.org/articles/global-co2-emissions-in-2019 40 year delay between emissions

    and warming: https://skepticalscience.com/Climate-Change-The-40-Year-Delay-Between-Cause-and-Effect.html
  6. 7.6% drop per year required: https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/cut-global-emissions-76-percent-every-year-next-decade-meet-15degc

  7. Photo @sophie.seydel

  8. Photo: Marcus Coblyn

  9. Photo: Lola Perrin

  10. https://www.climateemergency.uk/blog/map-of-local-council-declarations/

  11. What has this got to do with us?

  12. Photo: BalticServers.com GNU Data centre power usage: https://www.iea.org/reports/tracking-buildings/data-centres-and-data-transmission-networks Country power

    usage: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html More than aviation industry: http://smarter2030.gesi.org/downloads/Full_report.pdf
  13. The code we work on often has a higher carbon

    footprint than we do
  14. Make websites more green!

  15. Make pages smaller https://httparchive.org/reports/state-of-the-web?start=2015_10_01&end=latest&view=list

  16. Make your code more efficient (especially if you’re backend)

  17. Clean(er) energy

  18. Greener website = faster website

  19. Measure! https://www.websitecarbon.com/

  20. ClimateAction.tech

  21. We have influence.

  22. Make websites more green! Join ClimateAction.tech Use your influence.

  23. @climateActTech @techworkersco @Fridays4future @StrikeClimate @Strike4Youth @NLRebellion @MaryHeglar @JeromeFosterII @Tamaraity @bethsawin

    @BrownGirl_Green @AyishaSiddiqa12 Further reading: “How to choose a green web host”: https://www.wholegraindigital.com/blog/choose-a-green-web-host/ “17 ways to make your website more energy efficient”: https://www.wholegraindigital.com/blog/website-energy-efficiency/
  24. Let’s do better.