Risk of Climate Change and What Tech Can Do

The presentation updates what we know as the science of abrupt climate change continues unraveling the details of humanity's collision with nature. After scaring the hell out of the audience with the burden of awareness, several bold visions are very briefly shared, visions to slow down the pace of climate change to buy time and save lives.

The second half of the presentation looks at some of the business risks of climate change and how that affects the world of technology and cloud, and how the major cloud vendors are reacting to climate change and what that means for you, your code and your business. You will learn about how important industry decisions are compared to personal decisions, and how your business decisions about where to run your applications affects the climate, and the questions that you should be asking of your cloud vendors and suppliers regarding where their energy comes from.

It is possible for the tech world to have a positive impact on climate change and mitigate their business risk at the same time. Come and find out how.


Jason Box

Climatologist & Professor in Glaciology at The Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

Professor in Glaciology at The Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) with over 70 journal articles at GEUS since 2013 Greenland ice climatologist with more than 20 lead and more than 110 co-authored journal articles 30 expeditions to Greenland since 1994, more than 1 year...

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Paul Johnston

CEO @roundaboutlabs

Paul Johnston is an interim CTO, CTO and strategist who has particular interests in serverless, cloud, startups and climate change. Formerly Senior Developer Advocate at AWS for Serverless and CTO of multiple startups including one of the world’s first serverless startups. Paul is also an...

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