By 2020, NOAA, NASA, other governmental agencies, will collect and publish over an Exabyte of climate data each year, confronting scientists, economists, policy makers, and businesses with enormous challenges in analyzing this data and relating it to everyday decisions. Climate Change hurts the weak and poor exponentially harder than the strong and rich. That's true for nations, communities, and families. The accumulation of Climate Data will increasingly allow Data Scientists to discover early warning signs of climate changes that will effect vulnerable populations.
This Meetup Group is established to develop the methodologies, skills, and capabilities to discover leading data indicators of social impacts of climate change and their tertiary consequences for communities, governments, and businesses. The goal is to pro-actively identify risks and mitigate before exposure become too large to control.
The geographical scope of this group is global. You can join no matter where you live and you can become a co-organizer and organize meetups and other activities wherever your community is located.