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Can Big Tech's layoffs help mitigate climate change?

By Pranshu Verma

19 Nov 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Silicon Valley titans like Amazon and Facebook are laying off workers, but there may be a plus side. The Washington Post shows how an influx of new talent could benefit climate technology firms.

Layoffs are ravaging Silicon Valley. Tech titans such as Twitter, Amazon and Facebook are shedding thousands of workers, as job cuts and hiring freezes plague the industry.

Many software engineers, programmers and data scientists are out of work, mulling what comes next. But climate technology firms have a tantalizing message: Come work for us.

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