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Has the climate change penny dropped for Big Tech?

Eleven thousand scientists last week signed a letter declaring a climate emergency – and many tech giants took notice, albeit because it suits them to do so

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

10th November, 2019

Will the voices of the 11,000 scientists who declared a climate emergency last week turn out to be cries in the dark? Adrian Steckel doesn’t think so.

Speaking at Web Summit in Lisbon last week, the chief executive of OneWeb was fully aware of the ecological responsibility facing his company.

OneWeb is in the process of putting thousands of satellites into the Earth’s orbit in order to provide global internet coverage. Each of those...

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