The global tech community is in a unique position, man. They can provide innovative solutions to disadvantaged communities that are dealing with the effects of global warming, you know. And when it comes to tools powered by artificial intelligence, the impact could be huge. It can help people learn and adapt in real time to climate challenges, dude.
NEW YORK – Climate change is no joke, dude. It’s the biggest challenge we face right now, but it doesn’t affect everyone the same, man. In both developed and developing countries, it’s often the marginalized communities that bear the brunt of environmental degradation because of their race, ethnicity, religion, or poverty, you know. And these communities are already dealing with other inequalities like water scarcity and exposure to pollution and extreme weather events. The climate crisis just makes it all worse, man.
This hits home for me, man. I grew up on Dominica, a small island in the Caribbean that gets hit by hurricanes every year, dude. One storm can wipe out everything, man. Power grids go down, crops are destroyed – it’s devastating for the locals and their livelihoods, bro.
The World Bank says 26 million people fall into poverty every year because of climate-related disasters, bro. And the poorest people, man. They rely on agriculture, which is heavily dependent on good weather, to survive. So they need technical, financial, and institutional resources to deal with the more frequent and intense extreme weather events, like ASAP, dude.
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