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AI is humanity’s best chance to even the climate playing field
By Maxwell Gomera  |  Oct 02, 2023
AI is humanity’s best chance to even the climate playing field
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The world is likely to miss its target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures, with potentially serious consequences. Business as usual is not an option, which means that AI must play a big role for humanity to avoid the worst of climate change.

CAMBRIDGE, UK - With the world on track to exceed 1.5° Celsius of warming in the next decade, one should expect climate hazards to intensify, driving millions more into famine, causing trillions of dollars in damage, and disproportionately harming the countries that contributed the least to the problem. Worse, a global biodiversity crisis is also at hand: Ecosystems are being eroded to the point of collapse, and the extinctions of species are accelerating at a frightening pace. Here, too, the poor are disproportionately affected.

To address this dual crisis at the pace and scale needed, the international community must change its approach. Historically, global agreements to address climate change and biodiversity loss have been negotiated separately, even though the two issues are closely interlinked. Moreover, the process has been marred by structural disparities, power imbalances, and prioritization of national and commercial interests over the global common good

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