Are Global Changes Being Taken Seriously?
Al Gore's documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, debuted 12 years ago this year. Let us see what's being done in the technology world this year to prevent the detrimental effects of global change. It started with the industrial revolution. Carbon Dioxide levels are higher currently than they have been in the past 650,000 years. West Antarctic continent and major ice sheets in Greenland DO have the potential of melting, raising the water level by twenty legs and inflicting one hundred million refugees.
What has been done about renewable Energy?
Is there a plausible human-made solution, despite the technology, the world has taken a stand since Gore's film debuted back in 2006. Last November at the climate change summit in Paris, Bill Gate's debuted his coalition of 28 high net-worth investors, all being billionaire philanthropists. The goal is to lower the costs of the implementation of clean energy plans around the globe. This past Earth Day, 195 nations came together under the UN to sign the Paris Agreement. It had been the very first time in history that a global pact was made about global climate change.
Among the main goals of the agreement is to stop the temperature from rising above two degrees centigrade to what the temperature patterns were at the pre-industrial revolution. On the technology side of things, the agreement makes all the participating nations accountable for making financial decisions in government consistent with resilient climate development. Collectively, the group has pledged a collective $100 billion a year to supply preventive global climate change technology to underdeveloped nations worldwide.
Eighty percent of global energy consumption comes from fossil fuels. Since 2006, renewable energy has fully grown to be cheaper than fossil fuel-based electricity in many areas of the world. There are now 7,260 megawatts of direct current from solar power in the U.S, 6800 megawatts more than ten years ago, which is due to the fast expansion of clean energy corporations and enterprises. Today, 2.5 million folks work in clean energy technology jobs over the United States of America, and new jobs are created daily.
Renewable Energy and Electric Cars
While this dynamic appears to be at the cusp of everything future related, one could say that its most significant contribution to climate change currently is the Tesla company innovations. These days, there are more than one million plug-in electric vehicles are on the road across the world, and lots of this could be attributed to Tesla's CEO Elon Musk's vow for planetary health over capital gain. A couple of years back, he made the patents for his electric vehicles open source, creating it fair for alternative automotive firms to develop fuelless car models. Musk's self-driving vehicles also work against the detriment of global warming, because it is a reduction of gas emissions. His other initiatives such as Hyperloop and SpaceX work in ways to decrease our carbon footprint.
New Technology using clean and renewable energy: the water salt lamp project
The salt water lamp was an original Philippine initiative that dazzled and illuminated the scientific world. The Filipinos Rafael and Aisa Mijeno are the creators of this incredible idea. They have devised a vital accessory: a lamp that works with salt and water.
The idea came up in response to a problem that afflicts 7,000 islands in the Philippines, who had to use kerosene lamps, which would have a negative impact on the environment, that without mentioning the danger that kerosene lamps represent.
The device known as SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) was proposed to reach areas where access to electricity is complicated. In addition, the ecological qualities of the salt lamp are also unrivaled.
The salt water lamp that has an autonomy of 8 hours and only needs a glass of water and 2 tablespoons of table salt to operate. The lamp uses a galvanic cell technology, but instead of using electrolytes, it employs sodium chloride.
Another novelty is that the artifact could also work with seawater, which facilitates and its quite accessible. Surprisingly, their lamp is able to function as a USB port for charging mobile devices as well. SALt was released to the market in 2016. Both creators have deployed more than 600 units in different Philippine islands to measure its quality and functionality.