Collaboration opportunity: Internet research for climate impact

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Data apprentice sought.

I’m going to try an experiment, but I can’t do it alone. I believe this is a chance to have a horizon-expanding experience that makes a meaningful impact on climate change.  Maybe this is of interest to you – or maybe you know someone it would be a good fit for.

Goal: to help increase the capacity & impact of people working on climate change by building, sharing, and teaching how to use a collection of online research tools for ongoing learning and topic tracking. I believe that access to great streams of knowledge can help people make a bigger impact on the world. We’re going to build and share some streams regarding climate work.

What I’m looking for:


  • Want to make an impact on climate change
  • Can do 5-10 hours of work per week, for the next 3 months. Update: Originally I said this was unpaid, but I’m going to find a way to offer some payment for help with this. I got some good feedback that more people would be available to help if this wasn’t unpaid work. Let’s talk about it.
  • Want to expand your exposure to what people around the world are doing about climate change now
  • Want to learn how to use leading-edge systems for online research by helping assemble them for others
  • Love to learn how to do new things
  • Feel comfortable making judgement calls on the quality of information sources
  • Can help with organizing an online workshop

Work includes: