Our world and planet earth is deteriorating. Global warming and climate change are the processes causing us to heat up our earth due to human activities, we are the main contributor of this environmental catastrophe. Humans are increasingly influencing climate change by burning fossil fuels, cutting down rainforests and farming livestock are few of the hundreds of activities humans have created which in turn fuels the process of global warming. Global warming affects our oceans, our atmosphere, and our daily lives. Not only are we negatively affected by the effects today, but we fail to understand the significance our actions will have in 20 years.
So what are we doing? The main cause of this threat known as global warming is greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). We release these emissions in countless ways, driving cars, turning on our lights, as well as using our heaters. The usages of microplastics are another harmful human activity because the using of this product most often ends up in our oceans if not recycled properly. Even so the amount of Co2 emissions caused to create a single micro plastic is astounding. Microplastics include but are not limited to microbeads found in personal care products, plastic pellets, and sythethetic plastic fibers used in textiles. Micro plastics are any form of plastic less than 5 mm in length. One of the most common microplastics used by humans are; plastic straws.
Plastic straws, the product that kills. Every year 100 million marine animals die from plastic waste alone. 80% of the plastic we humans use end up in our oceans. 267 species are affected by this selfish manner. One in three leatherback turtles are found with plastic in themselves. The United states alone discards 500 million plastic straws a day, that’s 1.4 million plastic straws sent into our landfills and oceans everyday! Not only that but the production ratio of carbon emissions to plastic is a whopping 5:1.
Knowing this information you may feel inflicted, do you enjoy your beverage comfortably with a straw or let your teeth become numb from the lack of one.
“The alternative I represent with you today are metal straws. “
Metal straws are an alternative to this life threatening product. Like the product name they are straws made from metal, meaning they are reusable and eco friendly! A few benefits of using metal straws include their durability, safety, portability, reusability, and cost. Metal straws are an easy thing the average person can switch to and use, you don’t have to be a full time activist to help. You can simply carry around a stainless steel and aesthetically pleasing straw when you wish to enjoy your cool beverage of choice. Help save our ocean friends and be a part of the change. At the end of the day We need to change, We need you.
Robo-taxis are autonomous vehicle(s) otherwise referred to as a “driverless taxi” or a “driverless car”. Fully Self – Driving Taxis will be Level 5 autonomous vehicles initially* sold in fleets to businesses & Ride sharing companies.
These self driving vehicles or driverless cars have been hypothesized to completely revolutionize the auto industry and Elon Musk leads the pack in this.- This is an article for another time 🙂
Other manufacturers are playing keep-up but we are looking at a carbon tax paying future – so electricity ultimately makes sense (especially with the green energy initiative in Canada) but it’s easier to talk the good talk, but much harder to walk the good walk. if you understand what I am trying to say 😉
The normal result of this cycle = (the yin) transportation service revolution + Reduce Carbon Emission Problem and (the yang) to follow: job destruction.
Legacy Systems = C02 Problem
This advanced form of technology will have most services be electrically powered or be in use by electric cars. Considering the deficient in gasoline this positively affects our carbon footprints. Gasoline is a type of fossil fuel/energy source, when fossil fuels are burned they release Co2 emissions up and into our atmosphere. Co2(carbon dioxide) is something all living organisms need to function for example; respiration. Co2 traps the heat in our atmosphere as a natural way the earth heats itself up. The ignorant release of fossil fuel emissions causes excessive amounts of Co2 to become trapped in our atmosphere without enough living organisms to recycle it, which leads us to global warming and climate change issues. “Robo-taxi” is an electrically powered vehicle. Cars cause humans to release a lot of Co2 emissions, in 2018 28.2% of Co2 emissions released by humans were because of gasoline powered cars.
Electric powered vehicles can easily break down one of the largest human carbon contributor and help our planet <3 .
The Future is Robo-Taxis
The future is Autonomous vehicle transportation whether you like it or not.
This form of transport will prove to be a more cost effective solution in the near future. Revolutionizing the way we receive goods and services all while reducing cost of transportation for consumers but also killing jobs for many? It’s packed up – yep. But what Uber/Ride Share Companies did to Taxi Companies changed the game.
and companies, and is an environmentally friendly alternative. It is greatly expected to see the majority of drivers and transportations become electric powered as well as the possibility of Robotaxi hybrids by the year 2030. Over 81% of people in China, 52% of americans, and 60% of residents in france have reported an interest or willingness in using and purchasing an electric vehicle and robotaxi. What was once seen as a commercial reality will become the future of transportation in a way that will forever advance our ability to thrive better as a species.
The term climate change and global warming are commonly used to define or describe the abnormal changes seen in weather, climate, and temperature patterns on earth.
Although you could argue these two altercations are similar in numerous ways it is important to take notice of the key definitions and differences each seems to occupy.
Climate change is a long-term change in the average weather patterns that defines Earth’s local, regional and global climates.
Global warming is used to refer to the long-term heating of earth’s climate system due to human activities such as fossil fuel burning. Fossil fuels are a highly effective (for now) and environmentally damaging power source we use to heat our cars, run our factories, and supply the electricity in our homes.
The simple switch from using a non renewable energy source to a renewable energy source can resolve our climate issues while also ensuring us a healthy planet for years to come!
Oil, Coal & Gas
Oil accounts for 39% of the worlds global energy, coal a fast growing fossil fuel source due to china comes in at 28% of the world’s energy, furthermore natural gas comes in at number three with 22% of the globes energy being primarily linked to temperature variations.
Oil, Coal, and gas are the top three most commonly used energy sources worldwide. Fossil fuels such as Oil ,coal ,and natural gas are examples of Non renewable energy sources.
The reason why Non renewable energy sources are so bad is because they produce carbon dioxide as a byproduct, CO2 then gets trapped into the atmosphere and is the main cause of climate change.
Fossil fuels are more commonly used instead of a renewable energy source such as electric solar panels because of their efficiency and convenience. Electric solar panels are 2% of the world’s energy source, they produce between 3-25 times less emissions than fossil fuels using the same amount of energy making them extremely beneficial for our earth’s atmosphere and climate issues.
The Bottom Line
if we continue with fossil fuel energy as our main source, if we switch to renewable energy sources such as solar energy we can expect to see Regions recovering from devastating climate impacts while having the support and funding they need in a short 11 years.
The bottom line is humanity will not survive without restrictive supply strategies that would directly cut off new fossil fuel expansion.
In conclusion I believe a renewable energy source such as solar power will certainly be costly but effective in tackling climate change, issues such as weather dependency could ultimately be eliminated overtime while this technology is still developing and advancing. We are still in the infancy stages and don’t forget about the carbon tax launching in 2023 in Canada. The Green Initiative is a real thing. What is that? Click me to learn more..
Thus we will be able to create a future in which we will proudly state we took down the 21st century’s greatest threat to global health!
Hope you enjoyed the read. Stay Tuned for more disruptive tech news!
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