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One of the main goals of the latest technological advancements is to save and harness energy to make the earth safe and reduce the depletion of the ozone layer. Green energy networks are at the forefront of making research to achieve this goal but to what end?
Here are some impacts of technology on the environment.
1. Renewable Energy:
Renewable energy is a natural source of energy that can be converted to generate other forms of energy. Examples of renewable energy include wind, sunlight, waves, rain, and so on. Technology has enabled us to harness renewable energy and convert it into electricity or heat energy using specific devices like solar panels. Renewable energy has become one of the largest means of generating electricity and helps to achieve a green environment. The cost of converting renewable energy is gradually becoming affordable making it accessible for people in developing and underdeveloped countries.
2. Depletion of Natural Resources:
Unfortunately, this is a negative impact of technology on the environment. It is the usage of natural resources in such a way that the resources are exhausted before nature makes new ones available. A typical example of this is the issue of lumbering. Trees are lumbered illegally and these lumbermen fell more trees than they should which can cause severe problems like aquifer depletion, soil erosion, deforestation, etc. Other ways in which natural resources are exploited are mining, usage of water and fossil fuels, and so on.
3. Smart Technology:
Smart technology allows you as the owner of a piece of technology to monitor and control your equipment remotely by linking devices together on the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT allows devices to connect and interact with each other using sensors. Some smart technology includes the intelligent illumination system that only comes on when there is no light in a particular location or the smart thermostat that helps to regulate the temperature of a building.
Pollution as we all know it is the release of harmful substances into the atmosphere. Examples of these substances include carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane, etc. When traced, these substances are found to be by-products of technological equipment like power plants, vehicles, factories, etc. Pollution, air and water alike, is harmful to the health of the world and us as its inhabitants.
5. Electric Vehicles:
In a bid to reduce the issue of air pollution and save the earth, efforts have been channeled into the production of vehicles that use rechargeable batteries. This advancement in technology has the potential to significantly reduce air pollution by taking away the smoke produced from exhaust fumes after combustion.
6. DAC Technology:
Direct Air Capture (DAC) is an idea that has been in existence for years but only came into reality recently. It focuses on removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere reducing pollution caused by emissions. This technology can extract the emission of over 250,000 cars annually, however, the cost of implementing this technology is on the high side and while people agree that the technology will help to reduce emission, some fear that the masses will be more careless about their rate of emission because they know that the carbon dioxide will be captured.
Technology is advancing at a fast pace and the more solutions that are more, the more problems that are created. This means that while we enjoy the benefits of technology, we also have to stay abreast of the consequences.