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And here is this week’s Green numbers:
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Like all good ideas, this one is very simple –
The Clear Climate Code project writes and maintains software for climate modelling and analysis, with an emphasis on clarity and correctness.
The results of some climate-related software are used as the basis for important public policy decisions. If the software is not clearly correct, decision-making will be obscured by debates about it. The project goals are to clear away that obscurity, to increase the clarity and correctness of climate science software.
Ticks two of my favourite boxes straight away – open source and the climate!
The guys in Ravenbrook, who are coordinating this project took this task on themselves and they have decided to seek a little outside help in the process.
If you can program in Python and would like to help out, you can get in touch with Ravenbrook by email here
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The post was about how we realised in RedMonk that there was a flaw in the way we licence our content as Open Source, something we had criticised other companies for. We addressed this flaw by hiring another company to write an Open Source WordPress plugin called Progressive Licence so that our content is now truly Open Source.
In a similar vein, we here in GreenMonk have criticised other companies efforts to be carbon neutral without having any concerted effort to become carbon neutral ourselves.
So we have decided to try to make RedMonk a carbon neutral company
This won’t be easy, we are a company of 5 people split across 3 countries (US, UK and Spain) with varying office set-ups and all doing crazy amounts of travel. I know that in my own case, my travel footprint will likely far exceed all my other activities and unfortunately, this is not travel which can be avoided.
It will be further complicated by the lack of standards in this area. Still we are determined to do it and we will post progress updates on this site.
As a first step, I’d like to enrol the help of the readers of this blog – what are your top tips for helping us become carbon neutral?