Can smart cities fuel UK's net-zero mission?
In recent years, as the world’s attention has turned to sustainability, the concept of a smart city has positioned itself as a very plausible, fitting solution. As Forbes journalist Francois Laborie wrote in 2021: “technology enables the development of new products and services that use less energy, chemicals and water, and reduce waste from operations.”
Saudi Arabia leads smart city development by building the world’s largest ‘floating’ business city
Smart cities mega-projects have been floating around for a long time and have promised to improve and transform the way we live, work and interact with the environment. They have been often applauded as the integrated way to address innovation, sustainability and social good. However, very few have become a reality as these visionary projects are cash intensive and they have yet to prove their financial, environmental, and human returns. One of them, Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, which is a subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company has been celebrated internationally as a pioneer project that takes cutting edge technologies and the Net-Zdro carbon emission agenda to a new level.
Control of Lithium will guarantee exponential growth and market leadership
On April 20th, during the quarter investment call Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk made clear that the Lithium price has reached insane price levels. Regardless of this, he clarified that Tesla was able to secure lower prices for lithium thanks to the locked-in long term contracts. Once again, Tesla beat market expectations and delivered a record 184,800 vehicles globally in the 2022 January to March quarter, beating market expectations on strong demand from China. But amid a record-high demand for the material, can supply keep up?
Recycling is good for the environment. Why do we recycle? I know I recycle because I heard it was good for the environment. I heard there is a huge hold in the ozone. Also, the trash is building up so much and making a hole in our OZONE layer.
My Quasi Eco-Friendly-ism
In case you haven't seen anything, over the last few months, TV commercials, ads on social media, and so on have been pushing for products to be sustainable and eco-friendly.
Urbrand,M.(2022)2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance. Car and Driver. If we do not cut global carbon emissions in half or more with the peak and stopping date at 2025 we will face extinction level events(Garza,2022). Catastrophic changes within the earth's system will be inevitable(EPA,2022). Gas powered vehicles produce 29% of these emissions, with industry leading a close second at 26%(EPA,2022). Hence I am presenting the argument that the transition to electric cars should be prioritized at all levels. It is imperative to not only pave the way for transition to electric cars, providing incentives, but also to incorporate the facts into action that the change is necessary as it affects our ultimate survival.
Can Fashion Industry Prevent Climate Disaster?
The recent IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is projecting a code red for humanity. This edit is to see some of the facts from the report. In addition, take a look at what actions can we take to prevent climate disaster. The week of September 20-26 was Climate week and is a great reminder for us to reflect on where we stand and what next.
Away from the world
The universe is all of space and time[a] and their contents, including planets, stars, galaxies, and all other forms of matter and energy. The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological description of the development of the universe. According to this theory, space and time emerged together 13.787.020 billion years ago, and the universe has been expanding ever since. While the spatial size of the entire universe is unknown, the cosmic inflation equation indicates that it must have a minimum diameter of 23 trillion light years, and it is possible to measure the size of the observable universe, which is approximately 93 billion light-years in diameter at the present day.
Rewilding the West Sussex Serengeti
At the end of a warm day in June, in sticky-sweet air laced with threats of thunderstorms, a bone-rattling safari drive in the back of an Austrian Pinzgauer troop carrier comes to a halt under a twilight sky, turning inky blue. By the bank of a hammer pond, where smoke and the clamour of a 17th-century iron furnace would once have filled the senses, rare bats now fly and a nightingale sings, unseen, from an unruly thicket.
Top 5 Eco-Friendly Promotional Items Ideas for Business
"Going Green" may seem to be started as the new trend which every brand is following and inclining towards making their brand fully planet conscious. Sustainability may be a consumer trend, but now this is the least we can expect from the big brands or businesses to
What’s Worse than Weaponized Incompetence ?
The viral discussion on weaponized incompetence illuminates the inconsistencies between capability and execution. America’s greatest social experiment, TikTok, houses these theories on why simple activities like washing the dishes or folding the bed’s fitted sheet are not done well by individuals who simply do not want to. While most examples are of men who weaponize their incompetence in an effort to abstain from stereotypically “feminine” household duties, I would like to turn our attention to another elite player in this game, politicians. Political leaders on all levels historically embody weaponized incompetence in a nefarious manner. Today, we Strategic Cognitive Dissonance as an intentional will to misunderstand a tangible connection, involvement or implication between two entities while promoting a presence of inculpability. As a nation, we have watched officials of congress publicly belittle Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Kentaji Brown Jackson, based on assumptions of race and gender rather than engage with her prodigious professional qualifications. A congressional culture rooted in strategic cognitive dissonance breeds this behavior on both a small and a large scale.
Pesticides have been shown to kill up to 93% of endangered plant and animal species
Each year, the meat industry in the United States uses more than 100,000 tonnes of pesticides. According to new research, the chemicals in herbicides and insecticides pose a significant threat to the majority of endangered plant and animal species.