Fighting Climate Change with Big Data
April 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Join Innovation Bay for an in-depth discussion with experts about how big data can be used to prevent and predict the effects of climate change.
For over four decades, scientists have estimated that a doubling in carbon dioxide levels from prehistoric times would result in temperature increases from a range between 1.5 and 4.5 degrees Celsius. Last year, a report published by Australian climate scientist, Dr Steven Sherwood and a team of global colleagues, increased the estimate for the increase in world temperatures over the next century to between 2.5 and 4 degrees celsius. This estimate is significantly above the 2-degree limit outlined in the Paris agreement.
Essentially, this research shows that the climate won’t warm as much as we feared, but it will warm more than we hoped. So what can be done about it?
Some experts say that one answer lies in the use of big data. Not only can big data help in measuring the pollutants and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, but it also has the potential to make our economy fundamentally greener.
Join Innovation Bay and the panel as we discuss:
- The importance of climate change
- How big data is helping to prevent and predict climate change
- Highlight amazing founders (including those on the panel) who are using big data to combat and predict climate change
- Identify impact investment opportunities
- The potential big and small data have to make our economy greener