Climate change and concern for the environment has been a topic ever since the Industrial Age began with massive coal fueled factories used to create large quantities of goods for a growing global population. It was obvious as technology progressed that a balance needed to be found. This has been expressed in literature and film starting with early thinkers like Jules Verne and more recently with writers like Dr. Seuss and Star Trek episode writers to name just a few. Regardless of what side of the fence one sits upon in regards to whether global warming is a reality or not – it still makes sense to not pollute or destroy the environment.
A couple of days ago various news sources addressed the topic of US climate change and they gave examples of situations throughout the US where changes in the weather has had a profound affect upon the population. I found one of these articles and have included the link from the New York Times here.
So what efforts have been made to curb the damage that is being done? Reclamation laws for the mining industry, scrubbers for factory emissions, and recycle programs for residential waste to name a few, but obviously these efforts have not been enough. I think reducing pollution is like losing weight – one has to change their habits and make wiser choices and cut down on excesses. So what super awesome technology has come out that is assisting Humanity to change their habits and realize their goals of saving the environment and still being able to feed, clothe, house, and move the global community?
This is where you come into the story – do you know of someone or a company that is making super awesome contributions to the technological world that is helping preserve or even repair the environment? Wind Power? Solar? Clean Fuel? We want to hear from you. We are preparing to launch our User Friendly Radio Show and are looking for technology to share and talk about. Just contact us via the Ask Your Question bar on the right side of the WeAreTechnology.com website. Give us a brief description of what you’d like to share and a link to a blog or website that discusses your project.
The world is waiting know more about technology.
Gretchen Winkler (c) 2014
Technology Artist for Cumulus Technology