The environment is a disaster due to pollution, unchecked wildfires, deforestation, and coral reef damage. Can technology help undo the effects of climate change as well as the harm our forefathers caused to the environment? Contrary to the industrial revolution, steam, iron, and coal mining are no longer the primary sources of energy for technological growth. Instead, new technology has sparked the development of more environmentally friendly practices, better management of our environmental assets, and the switch to solar or renewable sources of energy. These have also been demonstrated to have a hugely good effect on the environment.
The vision of a cleaner future made possible through innovative activity gives us optimism at a time when global warming, population growth, and depleting resources are hotly debated issues. As technology advances, its negative effects on the environment lessen and its potential for good impact grows. We are better able to change the course of our world thanks to this win-win situation. The world is evolving. We are changing as a result of the warming climate. To lower the amount of carbon in the atmosphere of the world and stop a rapid climate change that could ultimately endanger the existence of Earth as a habitable planet, we must modify our lifestyles and habits.
In this section, we examine a few of the ways that technology aids in our capacity for adaptation. It is challenging for us to make those changes required to aid the planet in regaining health because of our high resource consumption habits and global economic structure. Thankfully, technology is evolving quickly, and we are making the decision to accept it.
We Use Less Energy To Do Things
Our electrical equipment has steadily improved in efficiency ever since we started using electricity to run our cities. Over time, these small adjustments to the way we live our daily lives have a significant domino impact. But by upgrading an old washing machine or changing a single light bulb, we can lessen the
For instance, a contemporary LED light has a lifespan that is 50 times longer and is around 60% better efficient than a standard incandescent light. We no longer have to continually produce and discard new lights. LED lights are a small but crucial element in solving our environmental problems since they use less energy, fewer resources, and less trash. On the other side, 13% of residential energy use is due to appliances. The majority of individuals equip their houses with anything from robotic vacuum cleaners to smart doorbells. Despite the fact that we use more appliances today than ever before, we use less electricity than homes from decades before.
Climate change is one of the largest problems the planet will face in our lifetimes. Although studies suggest that anthropogenic activities have caused the planet’s temperature to rise since industrialization in the 1800s, the planet’s climate is known to fluctuate dramatically over a period of time.
The survival of the planet as a place where humans may live and thrive is threatened by this increase in temperature. The finest example is Mars, an earth-like world that experienced rising temperatures before a rapid change in its environment. There is no turning back after a certain point has been reached.
Because of this, even though current issues are largely the fault of our predecessors, it is crucial for us, the younger ones, to solve them and fight for the future. There is great news if this all seems a little bleak. Technology is constantly improving and is here to assist. Now that renewable energy has made great strides, more individuals may utilize it in private homes more affordably. Industries, one of the primary contributors to environmental pollution, are currently using more solar panels or other renewable energy sources (including geothermal and hydroelectricity).
Even if we are now aware of the issues and difficulties associated with climate change, the situation is complicated and could use the most recent technological advances. The subject of global warming is not limited to one person or one nation. Instead, it has an equal impact on everyone, but we still have to identify the biggest polluters & hold them accountable. There is no doubt that these technologies are essential to the sustainability of our world. There is no doubt that certain rogue elements still remain and must be closely monitored and held accountable, even if the majority of people now understand what is at stake and are pushing in the same direction.