In the early, idealistic days of the open source software movement, few people would have believed you if you told them that Microsoft and Goldman Sachs would one day be taking up the cause. But here in 2021, this pipe dream has become a reality in the form of the Open Source Climate initiative (OS-Climate for short).
“Canada was at the top end of the group of countries we surveyed in terms of the recognition of the climate emergency,” said Steve Fisher, an Oxford University sociologist who helped run the survey on behalf of the United Nations Development Program. Canada also had the largest gap between men and women in their assessment of the importance of climate change. Canadian women and girls surveyed were 12 per cent more likely to rate it an emergency than men and boys. Globally, there wasn’t much difference.