Google cloud has tools to help people better understand their environmental impact as part of the broader efforts of the to combat climate change. Then the carbon footprint resource reveals the carbon emissions associated with electricity consumption from using the Cloud Platform, where it displays emissions over time and can break down the data by project, product and region.

As such, companies will be able to include the information in their own emissions data for internal audits and carbon disclosure. Google emphasized that the numbers relate to a user's gross carbon emissions, since the company has been neutral for more than a decade.

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In addition, Google is bringing Earth Engine to the Cloud platform to select users through images from satellite, data sets and other tools to “track, monitor and predict changes in the Earth's surface” caused by extreme weather events or some human activity. 

According to platform, will allow companies to reduce and mitigate risks, “become more resilient to the threats of climate change” and save money.

Last week, Google showed a series of means that highlight the environmental impact of consumer choices. With this, the results of purchases can promote more sustainable options, while the company started to show carbon emission estimates for almost all trips.

In addition, Google hopes to use AI to improve traffic light efficiency and reduce pollution from idle cars.

Source: Engadget

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