The key objective of tech-giants in the next 10 years is to "disrupt" critical urban infrastructure globally. For fully privatised post-national "public" service providers (Google, Amazon & co), dominating Water, Electricity, Food, Transportation, Logistic, Health, Money, Housing, etc. systems is the missing piece for end-2-end society management. In this context, "AI for Climate Change" is simply a useful Trojan PR horse.
Microsoft wants to unleash its AI expertise on climate change: https://www.fastcompany.com/90334623/microsoft-wants-to-unleash-its-ai-expertise-on-climate-change
What’s critical about critical infrastructure?: