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Climate, Carbon, and Computer Science

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  • UserProfessor Keshav - Robert Sansom Professor, Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge
  • ClockWednesday 12 February 2020, 15:05-15:55
  • HouseLecture Theatre 2, Computer Laboratory.

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The climate crisis is perhaps one of the most significant crises to face humanity, underlined by recent events in Australia, California, and elsewhere. There is an urgent need to address this by decarbonizing every aspect of industrial society. In this talk, I will first examine the sources of anthropogenic carbon. Drawing on examples from my own research, I will then discuss how tools and techniques from computer science can be used to reduce the carbon footprint of building heating and cooling, residential electricity use, and transportation. I will end with some ideas on accelerating reforestation for carbon sequestration.

This talk is part of the Wednesday Seminars - Department of Computer Science and Technology series.

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