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Editor’s note: Today, Google GEO Sundar Pichai spoke at YouTube’s Dear Earthevent, sharing ways Google is working to solve climate change — and why he’s optimistic we can make meaningful progress. Below is a transcript of his remarks.
Hello fellow dear earthlings. Thanks for tuning in. I can’t think of another issue that would bring together former President Obama, Pope Francis and BLACKPINK. It’s more proof that climate change is the biggest challenge we face…and it’s one that will affect all of us in deeply personal ways.
You know, there was water scarcity when I was growing up and droughts were frequent events. Over time, the water table became really low and many homes didn’t have access to fresh water. We would have to wait for rationed water to be brought in on trucks, and then wait in long lines to carry water back home.
There were times when the trucks didn’t come at all — and it was all just part of normal life.
Fast forward to 2015, I woke up to the news that Chennai had a 1-in-100 year flood and saw pictures where the whole city was submerged in water. Over two million people were displaced. It really drove home for me, in a personal way, how climate change can impact communities, especially those already facing challenges.
A couple of years after that, I woke up to orange skies and smoke from nearby wildfires in California. It was another reminder how climate change is impacting so many of our communities.
Despite these challenges, I’m still optimistic about our future.
That’s because I believe in people. Throughout history, people have made the impossible, possible. We’ve developed life-saving vaccines, expanded opportunity through the internet and landed on the moon.
Solving climate change is humanity’s next big moonshot.
But unlike the moon landing — there is a clear deadline for action, and severe consequences if we fail.
Yet there’s good news, too: There are more people focused on solving climate change than ever before. From governments and academic researchers, to companies like ours, to people like you.
And your generation is rightfully demanding solutions and holding us to account.
The other bright spot is technology. A lot can change in ten years. Ten years ago most of Google’s energy consumption was from traditional sources. Today, we match 100 percent of our energy with renewable sources.
That shows you what is possible in a decade. And now, we’re focused on the next ten years.
Rather than tell you what we’re doing — let me show you. This is what it looks like inside one of Google’s data centers.
Data centers are what make the internet run. They power the games you stream and the YouTube videos you watch. And they run on about 1% of the world’s electricity, and so changing how that electricity is generated can make a big impact on the other 99%.
That’s why we want to run our data centers on carbon-free energy, 24/7. So, in the future, every search you do, every YouTube video you watch, every Gmail you send will be powered by clean energy — sources like wind, solar, and geothermal. And our goal is to do all this by 2030.
Right now, I’m standing inside our newest building at our headquarters in California. As you can see, it’s still under construction. It will take workspace design and sustainability to a new level. The lumber is all responsibly sourced. And when it rains, we collect the water, treat it and keep it in tanks for future use.
Maybe my favorite thing about this building is the roof. The outside is covered in solar panels that remind me of a dragon’s scales. And it will generate about 40% of the energy the building uses.
Sustainable operations and design can make a big difference. So can people.
Our goal is to find new ways that our products can help one billion people make more sustainable choices in their daily lives. Like choosing the most eco-friendly route home. Or finding the nearest bike share.
These small changes can add up to a big impact — and our planet and your future deserve nothing less.
There will be moments when it feels like progress isn’t fast enough. Or that action isn’t bold enough. So be impatient. That’s what will drive progress. It’s the only thing that ever does.
If you do that, together, we can make sure our planet’s best days are still ahead.
One billion people globally — including one in four people in the U.S. — are living with a disability, making it the largest minority group in the world. However, this diverse, vibrant and powerful community is often associated with pity and limitations. I have Cerebral Palsy, which, in my case, mainly affects my legs and motor skills. I still remember my elementary school classmate telling me his dad didn’t let him play with “weird” kids. Just last week, someone stopped me on the street asking if they could pray for me. These negative stereotypes can make entering the workforce challenging for many disabled people, who are unemployed at more than double the rate of nondisabled people.
How can we start to change these misconceptions? One word: entrepreneurship.
People with disabilities are innate problem solvers. From the moment we wake up, we have to figure out how to get dressed, how to drive, how to communicate, how to live in a world that is not built to fit our needs. In fact, people with disabilities are almost twice as likely compared to non-disabled individuals to start a business.
I founded 2Gether-International (2GI) to harness this entrepreneurial mindset. As the only startup accelerator run by and for entrepreneurs with disabilities, 2GI provides resources, training, opportunities and a community to help disabled founders create a pathway to funding and success. We envision a world in which disability is recognized as a source of innovation, strength and creativity.
This National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we teamed up with Google for Startups to launch our first-ever tech edition of the 2Gether-International Accelerator. This 10-week program is tailored to support early-stage tech startups around key areas of business growth, including market fit, management, sales, marketing and negotiations. The 16 selected founders work one-on-one with industry experts, accredited business coaches, and facilitators such as Bill Bellows, professor and co-director of the Entrepreneurship Incubator at American University, to leave the program with investor-ready pitches and a network of founders and Google experts.
Congratulations to the founders and startups selected for the inaugural 2Gether International tech class:
As 2GI looks to involve corporate partners to help us expand our offerings, it is critical we work with leaders who actually understand the impact people with disabilities have on the world. Whether it is by developing accessible products, partnering with community organizations, or hiring more people with disabilities, Google has continuously supported the disability community. I trust that Google's commitment to founders with disabilities will set a precedent for greater inclusion in the startup world.
Learn more about 2GI and Google for Startups on disability rights activist Judy Heumann’s podcast The Heumann Perspective, and stay tuned for updates from our group of founders over the next three months as they build and grow not only their companies, but also the perception of disabled founders around the world.
We know diverse security teams are more innovative, produce better products and enhance an organization's ability to defend against cyber threats.
Today, cybersecurity practitioners across Google and industry are elevating the voices and expertise of Black security practitioners as part of #ShareTheMicInCyber’s public and private partnerships campaign.
Amid increasingly sophisticated and dangerous ransomware and supply chain attacks on critical infrastructure and private sector entities, cybersecurity is a global imperative that requires new ways of thinking and partnering across government, industry and academia.
In the spirit of allyship, I’m honored to #ShareTheMicinCyber with a few of the Black security practitioners I work with everyday at Google. These practitioners have worked across sectors and offer a unique perspective on public-private partnerships and how critical they are to solving the threats we face.
Jordyn Cosme, Senior Security Advisor, Google Products
“Security is a team sport that requires trust and collaboration. While business objectives or the mission of organizations may vary, we all share the goal of protecting sensitive information and data for our customers, our people, and our communities. Prior to joining Google, I advised government executive leaders on their toughest security challenges, like designing, building and maturing security programs. It was during this period that I gained a tremendous understanding for the role public-private partnership plays in helping us achieve our common goals. Much like assembling an all star team, partnerships can bring our strengths and differences together leveraging diversity of experience to achieve better outcomes.
This month’s #ShareTheMicInCyber moment will highlight the true collaboration that currently exists between the public and private sectors, but it will also provide us with clarity on the things we need to continue to work towards, like building more diverse security teams.”
Lindsay Nuon, Senior Security Advisor, Privacy Safety and Security
“I began my security career in the US Military working at the intersection of Cybersecurity and Intelligence with government agencies including NCIS, the FBI, and HHS. Now, in my role as an Advisor at Google, I’m able to draw from an intimate understanding of the unique risks and challenges that each community faces as well as the special capabilities and immense value that diversity of thought can lend to protecting our users and defending our networks. These experiences taught me first hand that effective collaboration across the public/private sector is an imperative we must wholeheartedly support in order to secure our organizations and realize our shared vision of keeping our people, assets and infrastructure safe online. Without the collective intelligence of professionals on both sides, our blindspots grow larger, our adversaries grow more sophisticated, and as a result we will fail to keep-pace with the threat landscape as it evolves. That is why it has been so cool, over the course of my career, to witness the shift from security by obscurity to a more collaborative and community driven security approach.
I’m looking forward to continuing the conversation during the public-private partnership #ShareTheMicInCyber installment.”
John Davis, Privacy Engineer, Data Protection Office
“I serve as a Staff Privacy Engineer at Google where I focus on designing privacy-protecting features into Google's products and services, and making privacy easier for users to control.
My data stewardship and cyber attribution work prior to joining Google helped me recognize the importance of public-private partnerships. Technology intersects at so many different points in our lives and it requires collaboration to work effectively and safely for everyone. This was realized for me over the past year, as I worked with Google’s anonymization team to make important COVID insights available to the public while respecting user privacy. The COVID mobility reports project was designed to help health officials and other public and private entities make critical decisions to combat COVID-19.
We all have a responsibility to work together to solve the toughest challenges we face. I look forward to engaging in meaningful discussions on this and more during #ShareTheMicInCyber.”
Yousef Saed, Technical Program Manager, Vulnerability Management
“I believe knowledge sharing within the security industry is important regardless of being in the private or public sector considering that security professionals are often working towards the same goals of protecting data, minimizing risk, and eliminating attack surfaces.
Since public and private sector organizations often have different threat models and focus areas, being able to collaborate well allows for a wider perspective and unique approaches to solving security challenges. Security is improved by collaboration rather than siloed knowledge.”
I encourage you to follow, share, retweet, and act in support of #ShareTheMicInCyber on Twitter and LinkedIn, today, October 22. By strengthening our commitment to racial equity and inclusion we can build safer and more secure products for everyone.
If you are interested in participating or learning more about #ShareTheMicInCyber, click here.