From crude stone tools to artificial intelligence, technology has been the key to our survival. It is also agnostic and can be a blessing or a curse. Here's how Big Data and machine learning can serve as a blessing, helping humanity mitigate the impacts of climate change.
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Already, nearly a billion people live with daily water stress. For the rest of us it is too easy to take access to clean water for granted. That's a bad idea in the best of circumstances, but the knock-on impacts of climate change throughout the global environment portend a world of water shortages for all of us - unless we do something now to head off a growing crisis.
Climate change, as we now experience it, isn't just about belching smokestacks and tailpipes on the highway. One of the leading sources of anthropogenic carbon emissions is from industrial farming. Fortunately, sustainable agriculture will not only reduce emissions, but ultimately increase yields in a changing climate.