AI and Climate Change: How they’re connected, and what we can do about it

The Climate Cost of Global Computation

AI Makes Tech Dirtier

AI and The Fossil Fuel Industry

Opacity and Obfuscation

Policy Considerations

1. Mandate transparency

2. Account for the “full-stack supply chain”

3. Don’t settle for efficiency, and be wary of rebound effects

4. Make “non-energy policy” analysis standard practice

5. Integrate tech regulation and green new deal policy making

6. Curb the use of AI to accelerate fossil fuel extraction

7. Address the use of AI to harm and exclude climate refugees

A call to action

References

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