Upgrade to Pro — share decks privately, control downloads, hide ads and more …

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
Tweet

More Decks by Daniel Lew

Other Decks in Technology

Transcript

  1. What Tech Can Do About
    Climate Change
    @danlew42

    View full-size slide

  2. Solar radiation
    in the form of lightwaves
    passes through the
    atmosphere

    View full-size slide

  3. Most of this radiation
    is absorbed by the
    Earth and warms it

    View full-size slide

  4. Some energy is radiated
    back into space by the
    earth in the form of
    infrared waves

    View full-size slide

  5. Some of this outgoing
    infrared radiation is
    trapped by the earth’s
    atmosphere and warms it

    View full-size slide

  6. As the CO2 concentration
    increases, more of the
    outgoing infrared radiation
    is trapped.

    View full-size slide

  7. Can You Make A Difference?
    • Every little bit, optimized over billions of people, helps!

    • Americans have big potential for improvement

    • Tech solutions provide leverage and scale

    View full-size slide

  8. Green Software

    View full-size slide

  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Data_Center.jpg

    View full-size slide

  10. https://www.deviantart.com/2bgr8stock/art/Money-Cash-113445826

    View full-size slide

  11. Invest or Donate

    View full-size slide

  12. https://davidmytton.blog/the-data-behind-49bn-of-cleantech-investment/

    View full-size slide

  13. https://www.flickr.com/photos/blakespot/4773693893

    View full-size slide

  14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ANA_777-300_Taking_off_from_JFK.jpg

    View full-size slide

  15. Write Climate Software
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Programmer_writing_code_with_Unit_Tests.jpg

    View full-size slide

  16. Get Political

    View full-size slide

  17. https://www.flickr.com/photos/pennstatelive/29567895480

    View full-size slide

  18. https://idlewords.com/2019/05/what_i_learned_trying_to_secure_congressional_campaigns.htm

    View full-size slide

  19. https://twitter.com/algore/status/1159925482969866241
    Connect With Others

    View full-size slide

  20. https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwward0/12182919023

    View full-size slide

  21. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Greta_Thunberg_4.jpg

    View full-size slide

  22. Thank You
    @danlew42

    View full-size slide