The world must reach “net-zero emissions” by mid-century if we are to avoid the most dangerous climate change impacts. But what does “net zero” actually mean, and how do we decipher who is taking credible action? General LLMs, such as ChatGPT, are not attune to the nuances of net-zero targets. They often fabricate false, but generally convincing statements when queried for specific details regarding an entity’s decarbonization efforts.
In an era where the integrity of net-zero targets is translating into legal liability, consumer confidence, and our ability to meet collective climate goals, accurate and timely information is essential.