Over the last 10 years, renewable energies have really taken off. Only in Europe, clean energy has stepped up from providing an 8% of the energy consumed in 2009, to 18% in 2018. In the midst of the climate emergency, the European Commission has set an ambitious objective through its Green Deal: to achieve a carbon-neutral Europe by 2050.
Climate change influences our day to day lives: from direct consecuences, like crops affected by increasing heat waves, to unexpected effects like the diminishing productivity of food security inspectors. Over the last decades, this situation has created a strong need for reliable climate services: tools that facilitate the access to climate information.
From Ubuntu and Inkscape, to more specific tools related to Big Data and climate, at Predictia we rely on Open Source projects to our day to day. Why? There are several reasons:
Coinciding with the the draft of the Spanish National Plan for Climate Change Adaptation going public, it was time for us to update the Climate Change Scenario Viewer we developed for AdapteCCa. This new version brings two major novelties: incorporating bias-adjusted data into the viewer and making a new variable available.
A few days ago, the draft of the Spanish National Plan for Climate Change Adaptation: the fundamental instrument for planification that will, for the next 10 years, promote the coordinated action against climate change effects in Spain. We were very proud to see the Climate Change Scenario Viewer we developed for Adaptecca highlighted among the figures of the Plan.