Three Green Technologies: The Fight Against Climate Change

 

The fact of the matter is, the threat of climate change is very real, now more than ever. Carbon Dioxide levels rose steadily during the last century and exponentially over the past few decades, with the advancements in technology and systems. The danger which climate change poses is greater than it’s ever been and evidence shows that our activities are having more adverse effects on the planet.

The challenge for today’s scientists, businesses and nations, is to implement everything we have learnt about renewables and to preserve the precious resources found on earth. Research and governing bodies are positive this can be achieved through the use of preventative emissions technologies.

Across the board, organisations are working to ‘greenify’ not only their products, but entire functions across their businesses. We can see groundbreaking work is being done by scientists (and Elon Musk) across the eco-friendly technologies marketplace, mainly through electric / hybrid cars. Research institutions are also hard at work developing cutting edge solutions to combat the rising carbon emissions on a day-to-day basis. We have identified three areas which these advancements have been taking place most.

Carbon Storage

A significant amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere comes from electricity generation, too much of which gets trapped in the atmosphere and therefore heating the atmosphere surrounding our planet. Creating clean energy is an utmost priority, and it’s essentially a matter of creating energy that doesn’t emit an excessive amount of carbon dioxide.

Carbon storage is a solution to such a problem. The process separates and captures CO2 from the emissions and then transfers it to underground geological formations, where it remains permanently. Right now, there are plenty of promising carbon storage technologies in the testing phase, including carbonate fuel cells being developed by ExxonMobil.

Wind, Hydro & Solar Power

Wind, Hydro & Solar Power are arguable the most widespread renewable energy sources currently being used around the globe. Wind and solar energy are much cleaner than fossil fuels, so they’re equipped to help reduce the effects of climate change, especially if they are implemented more mainstream. It’s also important to note that these resources are renewable, for the time being. Clean energy demolishes fossil fuels in the CO2 department, with wind alone cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 9% in 2016. As these technologies become more widespread and affordable, they’re replacing non-renewable sources of energy at a rapid rate.

Nanotechnology

This uses nanomaterials - small particles that can pull and employ carbon dioxide from the air - to reduce toxic pollutants that contribute to climate change. As far as the advancements that can reverse rather than prolong global warming, this is the most promising. These miniature materials could rid dispersed carbon from the air, effectively “scrubbing” the atmosphere. The harvested carbon dioxide could then be repurposed into other materials entirely, for example alcohol and other useful products. Nanotechnology can also replace bulky coatings and materials, making automobiles and airplanes lighter and thus more efficient.

At Green Recruitment Solutions, we have a vast breadth of experience which allows us to provide an unparalleled level of service on a national and global level. This means our recruitment solutions range vastly across the green technology industry.

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