It can be difficult to figure out where the biggest marginal benefit will be, or even how to fully grok the landscape, when there’s already quite a lot happening in different domains. A few of us at CSER have been thinking of organising a workshop or hackathon bringing together climate researchers (science, policy, related tech) and leading EA thinkers to explore in more detail where the EA skillset, and interested individual EAs with a range of backgrounds, might best fit in and contribute most effectively. Would be interested in sounding out how much interest/value people would see in this.
I think personally, I’d expect that some marginal experiments could be pretty high-value for the information value (i.e. testing the waters). I’d be curious about OpenPhil’s investigations into the issue and what new information, if any, they would find most useful.
I think that sounds like a great idea. You could put forward a proposal on the EA forum, with a form for people to express interest, and share it to other places where the EA survey respondents expressed an interest. If the EA survey data is accurate, I’d expect you’d have a decent level of interest to get it running.