What Can a Technologist Do About Climate Change
From an essay by Bret Victor (@worrydream), on how the tech community "can contribute to tech and/or policy solutions," and why this is important —
You cannot calibrate your sense of what’s valuable and necessary to the current fashions in your field.
Climate change is the problem of our time. It’s everyone’s problem, but it’s our responsibility — as people with the incomparable leverage of being able to work magic through technology.
Read the full essay here. It's excellent. I don't mean to say that there aren't other problems worth your time, but the general state of the tech community suggests we don't value our time or energy highly enough.