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Discussion on: How is the tech industry contributing to global warming and what can we do to reduce the impact?

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petercour • Edited

Source of the problem

Lets find the source of the problem. Grab the world co2 emission data.
If you look at the co2 emission rate, there are some countries that stand out:

Problems have to be solved at their source. It's clear this cannot be solved in a little country like Liechtenstein, Netherlands or Denmark.

So if you want to solve this problem, you have to find a technological solution to reduce emissions in China and others.

This is a challenge, because it's not only a technological problem but also a social, economical and political problem.

Current trend

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The GDP of China is rising, and as a result will create more pollution

This is not just a problem for us, but also for the Chinese.


To summarize, create technological products for the Chinese market will have most impact. Current trend shows increase in co2 pollution.

As a country with 1,420,135,488 people, it's in their best interest to solve this problem. I'm sure they can come up with more ideas than me, I can't save the world

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Deepu K Sasidharan

Not Just China, every country, especially the top 10 must act. But its unfortunate that none of them do :(

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Deepu K Sasidharan

I also like to point out that half of the emmissions from developing countries are due to demand for stuff from the developed countries. Its more like outsourcing of carbon emmisions as well so the responsibility is on everyone. I'm not even going into case of historical emmissions as it will be another hot topic.