Crunching the Climate Numbers: Public and Private Data

We hear about “big data” being used to anticipate what we are going to buy next as consumers but “big data” is also being used to anticipate how the globe’s climate will continue to change. From farmers to government, that big data is being used to form agricultural strategy and determine climate policy. How much of that data is open data and are governments keeping up to ensure that policy is proactive and not reactive? Are the public and private sectors competing or are they working together and is there an agreed upon methodology of data-driven analysis when it comes to the pressing issue of climate change?

Festival: 2014

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