Our planet is facing a global crisis: climate change. While many of the climate problems facing our society were caused by human innovation, our collaborative innovation can also provide a solution and help us fight climate change in unexpected ways. Look no further than Topher White and the Rainforest Connection, who use upcycled Huawei phones and AI to protect the rainforest by detecting illegal logging. Topher’s work has proven that we already have a lot of the technology and intelligence we need for the fight against climate change. It is now a matter of developing the – sometimes unconventional – solutions that will make a difference in this challenging and crucial fight.
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