Chris & Max on Digital Sustainability
By Max Schulze
Chris & Max on Digital SustainabilityApr 14, 2022
Chris & Max on the IPCC Report, Energy Reduction & Efficiency, Doughnut Economies, Open Data, What to do about the Climate Crisis
The first episode of our new podcast. A bi-weekly conversation between Chris Adams, founder of the Green Web Foundation and Max Schulze, Founder of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, both non-profit organizations working towards a sustainable internet and digital economy and inventors of the new field 'Digital Sustainability' (as decided in this episode).
In this week's episode, we focus on the IPCC report, energy, open data and what to do about the climate crisis when you are working in IT. We'll also touch on the similarities between energy & digital infrastructure, as well as 'doughnut economics.
Enjoy the show, and if you have feedback do not hesitate to email us (Chris, Max) or send us a message on Twitter & LinkedIn.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Shownotes & useful link:0h 0m 0s: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg3/ 0h 2m 31s: As a result, quantitative estimates vary widely, with literature values suggesting that consumer devices, data centres, and data networks account for anywhere from 6% to 12% of global electricity use . For example, within the literature on data centres, top-down models that project energy use on the basis of increasing demand for internet services tend to predict rapid global energy use growth, whereas bottom-up models that consider data center technology stocks and their energy efficiency trends tend to predict slower but still positive growth . 0h 11m 16s: https://www.thegreenwebfoundation.org/news/three-levers-for-change-as-a-technologist-consumption-intensity-and-direction 0h 16m 10s: https://www.kateraworth.com/doughnut/ 0h 16m 29s: https://doughnuteconomics.org/about-doughnut-economics 0h 22m 50s: https://www.thegreenwebfoundation.org/news/a-demand-curve-for-compute/ 0h 28m 10s: https://blog.sdialliance.org/sdia-webinar-the-utility-of-the-future-recording-now-available 0h 36m 8s: https://github.com/thegreenwebfoundation/co2.js 0h 37m 38s: https://branch.climateaction.tech/request-for-contributions/ 0h 39m 53s: https://openmod-initiative.org/ 0h 40m 10s: https://www.iea.org/ 0h 40m 16s: https://forum.openmod.org/t/open-letter-to-iea-and-member-countries-requesting-open-data/2949/ 0h 41m 9s: https://ember-climate.org/ 0h 43m 34s: https://www.leahstokes.com/