It’s not a secret that within a bit more than a century, the world science has hame a quantum leap that led to numerous technical and technological inventions in various fields and industries. Today, we can hardly imagine our life without Internet, mobile telecommunications, wireless connections, and a whole variety of gadgets and items that make our life easier, work more efficient, and leisure more enjoyable. However, the biggest paradox about this vigorous technological breakthrough is that technologization and industrialization severely impact the environment and exhaust natural resources. In fact, we are slowly “killing” the Earth, which is our common home, with our own hands.
Initially aimed at life improvement, today, the technological progress might lead to a global disaster. Greenhouse effect, freshwater and food shortage as well as the lack of other vital resources are not a myth anymore but rather a frightening reality.For this reason, the world leading scientists and inventors join their efforts to stop this and make technologies work for the humanity and help solve our environmental problems.
Solar water heaters, solar chargers, and solar powered outdoor lights as well as other major and minor heating and lighting solutions based on the solar energy are already common things for many households and even enterprises all over the world. With the energy and fuel being the biggest issues, modern technologies are being maximized and optimized to efficiently turn the power of wind, sun, and water into energy to replace traditional energy sources.
Let’s Drive Electric Cars
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions destroying the ozone layer are the biggest hazard for the atmosphere. Industrial plants powered by natural gas, coal and other types of fuel as well as ordinary vehicles, quickly growing in numbers, are the major CO2 generators. While it is still pretty hard to find a truly functional technological solution for factories and large-scale plants, today, we can easily replace a gasoline powered vehicle by an electric car to cut at least some part of harmful CO2 emissions.Recently, scientists have also introduced a device that can recycle CO2 emissions to obtain a hydrocarbon fuel.
Living in Smarter Homes
There has been developed great many technologies to set up a so-called smart and environmentally friendly home. These are mostly intended to reduce energy loss and, as a result, energy consumption by controlling heating, air conditioning, lighting, and ventilation systems operation.
Growing population needs more food while growing cities leave less land for traditional agriculture. Vertical farms that can be arranged in urban skyscrapers will help produce crops all year round even in non-agricultural areas. Meanwhile, robots designed specifically for farming, can handle anything from simple planting to complex monitoring that will let greatly optimise basic processes.
Though many environmental technological inventions still require optimisation, improvement, and enhancement to become viable and fully functional, great chances are that in a decade or so, they will become mainstream and will seem the only correct solutions.