Changes in climate and Earth’s behavior have been anticipated. However, scientists did not expect for it to be as incredibly fast and huge as what is currently happening on different parts of the globe. Evidences show that humanity is a step closer to a catastrophic climate apocalypse. What’s even worse, there is no going back. All that can be done for now is to prolong the world’s life through many environmental activities.
But in case that we failed to extend the life of our beloved Earth, everyone should prepare for the upcoming whipping from Mother Nature. There are some technologies that exist nowadays which can help us survive the spine-chilling mishap that may happen in the near future. Before we tackle each breakthrough, you may want to think first of the possible apocalyptic scenarios, so that you can think of the best defense to use and eventually be one of those who will live to tell the tale.
Super materials that reduce heat
If you claim to have air conditioner and refrigerator at your home, those are not enough. Even the latest cooling technologies in the consumer market won’t be able protect you and even itself from a sudden heatwave. Nest Thermostat and spray foam insulation are some small inventions that were produced. In the succeeding years, no life-changing cooling technology and we managed to live on for some time.
But now that the Earth’s heat is constantly increasing, humankind needs tremendous help especially for the years to come. Fortunately, two new technologies are coming in to the rescue. One is the magnetocaloric refrigeration which can reduce heat of water-based fluid for about 80°F with the use of developed magnets that were made from nickel-manganese alloy. On the other hand, use of Polythene nanomaterials can deflect light away from establishments, vehicles and other things that you want to keep cool. It contains special qualities to reflect the sun’s heat. Once it has been mass produced and sold to the market, buildings can be easily kept cool without too much energy use and reflect the sun’s heat and UV to the space.
Environmental sensors have hit big in the consumer market. As more and more catastrophes are arising from different parts of the world, humanity may rely heavily on such devices. These sensors can receive real-time updates, track air pollution, determine the amount of radiation and even measure the amount of water degradation. Most popular sensors that you can purchase are Tzoa, iGeige and Lapka Environmental Monitor.
Another innovation that can be of great benefits to man is climate-controlled clothing. As not everyone can afford air conditioning, developing countries such as India and Brazil can make use of this technology. Dharma Innovations from Hyderabad, India produces jackets and vests with lithium polymer battery system and embedded electrical circuits. This allows the wearer to adjust the temperature from 77 to 113°F.
Smart Green Houses
Safeguarding food supply apart from protecting the human body is also crucial. As such, humans also require the technology that can protect different resources from primary damages. Smart Green Houses is a very sensible solution to this problem. It can shelter a garden full of crops and vegetation from disasters such as drought, typhoon, flooding and heat wave.
One of the most difficult challenges during climate change and catastrophe is its effect on health of living things on earth specially humans. Increased levels of radiation, pollution, ultra violet light and many more are set to launch more cancer cases. Luckily, science and information technology was able to come up with a very effective solution to this kind of disease – synthetic biology. This is a controversial and fascinating breakthrough that manipulates the DNA to create new bacteria that detects and eliminates cancer within the body. In the case of vegetation, genetic modification can help its produce to endure harsh climate conditions that may soon become a necessity than being a luxury.
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Jensen Carlyle is a freelance business and technology writer currently working on JobTraQ, a business management solution used in the pharmaceutical and energy industries.