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How efficient the water uses was. And then the tool then made recommendations on what they could do differently much like Howard talking about we're gonna share the climate data and a future. What we did. With that tool is we then made available to the public as well. It's actually a maintained by third party now, but it's acceptable to anybody and everybody to use who has facilities. Yeah. A lot of people very interested in. That's an interesting topic. Let me go to John in New Hampshire. Hi, john. I go ahead. Hey, so this is a policy question. It's great that come AT, and T and other companies are planning on dealing with climate change. I'm volunteer citizens climate lobby and we've got a bipartisan Bill in congress called the energy innovation act to greatly reduce being has gas emissions worldwide. And I was wondering if AT and T is doing anything to help congress address the cause of climate change. So when I can say that again, I'm not a policy person. So I do apologize. But I will kind of talk about largely what we're doing in that area. So, you know, sounds like what you're talking about is mitigation. Right. So how to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that are that are going into the air. And we take that very seriously that AT and T and to that point last year in two thousand eighteen we were the second largest corporate buyers of renewable energy in the United States. We now eight hundred twenty megawatts worth of deals, so we are committed definitely to reduce our own carbon footprint, and we often encourage others to do the same row. Let me ask you something. I've asked for I'm going to say forty five. Going back to the energy crisis or the seventies Three Mile Island, all kinds of all kinds of I guess infrastructure are in short and insurance companies have a lot to say about the future of an industry about whether they're going to ensure they ensure your nuclear power plant or not, right? They very interested in your climate modeling. Yes. Dare interested in our product and similar product similar kind of research that is going on that the challenge for a company like insurance company depends on the scale they're operating somebody who's just selling a car insurance as a. Glenn is outlook is their outlook is about five years. So they really are not worried about climate change. But the ones that are actually ensure infrastructure and big houses and things like they're actually started thinking about it. And the the the great thing with AT and T that happened the conversation we need to have insurance companies that they Dan did fuss three four weeks. We just kind of figured out what they think climate change is. And what we think they need, and it was actually took a lot of discussion to come to a common ground that. Okay. What you guys are talking about is how will the water depth change in my in some grits. So I think that kind of conversation has not happened at least for me with the insurance companies. I talked to a lot of them, and they are still at this. Phase. They're trying to find out how they managed is risk and how the because red stables they use are based on historical climate change, Cl climate data. So how do I act act today? And what is the competent advantage in in? In in that for me, if I increase my rates because climate is changing and nobody else is doing so. A new tool that that they can use it. They didn't have for. All right. I think of this as a product innovation somewhat. So we've run out of time. Oh, great topic of discussion. Thank you. Both. Route kind of Marta is chief scientist at the environmental science division at Argonne, National Laboratory, and then Lemont, Illinois, Shannon. Carol director of environmental say sustainability island get that word right at AT and T based in Dallas. Thank you both for this. Great discussion. Thank you. Thank you. Facebook may not be attracting new members like at once did, but it's still the largest social networking site. With over two billion users think about how much time you have spent carefully creating your digital self on the site..

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