Hi there, I'm Keith Axline and I've been a relatively quiet member of the community since before the public launch. For most of this year I've also been a regular contributor on the development of the dapp and website.
I'm also the founder of another project called Re-Public (@republicdao), which gives people open source tools to collect and control their data. Also run as a DAO.
Re-Public recently re-positioned itself towards more #ReFi and #DeSci use cases:
I'd like to propose here some sort of partnership or exploratory discussion around ways that consumer's personal data can help the Klima mission. I'm also volunteering to champion the effort if the community thinks it's a good idea.
The overlap of personal data and climate science/climate action became clearer to me after the Planet of the Klimates episode with Linwood Pendleton:
The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that carbon offsets and validation will rely on consumer/citizen data to some degree as scientists and governments try to get an accurate measurement of the entire planet in real-time. How will we know what's working and what isn't if we're only looking at bits and pieces of the environment, climate, and global ecosystem. Lots of places for counterintuitive or contradictory data to hide.
And then I saw this recent tweet thread from Adrian and Senken:
I'm not sure if D-MRV is a known term or one that he made up, but I think it puts a label on something that Klima should be investigating.
If there is interest and support here, I can come up with a more formal proposal. I'm not currently looking for funds or DAO resources, but just to raise the idea and see if the community would like me to do some work in this direction to find some next steps.