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What Tech Can Do About Climate Change

Daniel Lew
November 20, 2019

What Tech Can Do About Climate Change

Climate change is here and we need to do something about it. Perhaps you’ve heard of actions you can take to help, but as a person in the tech industry, you want to know how to best apply your unique skills and position to the problem. In this talk, I’ll go over specific steps that people and companies in tech can do to help the climate change cause.

You can watch a recording of the talk here: https://youtu.be/rypzipErlcU?t=1392

Daniel Lew

November 20, 2019

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  5. Some energy is radiated back into space by the earth

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  7. As the CO2 concentration increases, more of the outgoing infrared

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