Invest in Networks for Exponential Climate Wins


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Philanthropy is all about making the world a better place, and one way to do that is to invest in networks, writes Ann Coulter in the Washington Post.

"Instead of billions of data points, we are dealing with billions of emissions sources and billions of humans impacted by climate change," she writes.

"And networks are particularly suited for addressing 'complex, unpredictable, large-scale problems like climate change,' as long-standing social impact experts John Cleveland, Madeleine Taylor, and Peterrik observe in Connecting to Change the World."

Coulter points to the example of Google: "Google solved the problem with networks," she writes, by engineering connections among hundreds of thousands of computers.

"In my more than 20 years in philanthropy, I've observed five essential network features that drive exponential climate solutions."

Among them: networks of like-minded people who can work together to solve problems, and networks of policy experts who can inform the rest of the world about best practices.

"If countries are left to tackle clean energy transition policies in isolation, there is a real risk of having to reinvent the wheel multiple times, dramatically slowing down the world," she writes.

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