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Unheard climate change problems


"Climate is what you expect; the weather is what you get.”

The world as we know today, the air we inhale, the food we eat and cars we drive all have implications one or another way on us or this planet virtually everything equates to energy. We need gas to cook food, fuel to drive our cars, and move muscles to eat food. Einstien once formulated this famous equation of 

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 which holds for our present condition on our planet.

Energy is directly proportional to mass and vice versa.

To understand above let me put this into an example, I had an argument with a friend lately about his car, i was trying to tell him, that he should take care of his vehicle and was trying to explain to him that this car is nothing but the natural resources which came out from the planet. So in a nutshell, its energy transformed into Metal and engines(mass) and it will be good for the earth if you will preserve it. Instead, most of us have this theory So? We can buy a new car or get it repaired, but we will not think about preservation.

The energy in and out all day. Have you ever observed how many times in a day you eat where do you eat? And what do you eat? Is the energy equal to the mass you are outputting on this planet in the form of carbon offset? Have you ever asked yourself? Its a big machine in terms of consumption and output and amazingly it runs 365 days non-stop. Did the rapid industrial growth in our civilization create new social and environmental problems?


Most spend their lives in preserving material things for themselves and their family. Everything comes from inside this planet, the shoes you wear the house you live in, the source of life which provides us natural resources Question is What are we doing to preserve it? We have exploited our planet unconsciously.

We are aware of what is happening inside our houses. Confined in our living areas we are living a beautiful life, Aware, knowing of climate changes talking endlessly(flying through planes for conferences) but not doing anything.

Global warming usually attributes to the observed warming of the planet due to human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change commonly indicates to all of the various long-term changes in our climate, including sea level rise, extreme weather, and ocean acidification, CO2 levels rise in the air, shrinking of 90% of glaciers, earth temperature rising to 1.3 Degrees F in the last 100 years, shifts precipitation patterns, causing semi-arid regions to become parched.
Climate change.

Russia was hit by the most lethal heat wave in human history, killing at least 55,000 people. They lost 40% of its wheat crop and banned grain exports for 18 months, which contributed to soaring food prices globally, and followed a cascading effect in the Middle East and around the world.

Pakistan was hit by the costliest natural disaster in its history, a deluge that put more than one-fifth of the country underwater, affecting some 20 million people.

Amazon experienced its second 100-year drought in 5 years, killing a large number of rain forest trees and causing tremendous emissions of carbon dioxide.

Greenland saw “the most active ridge of high pressure ever recorded at middle levels of the atmosphere, anywhere on the globe.

Our incompetence of recording climate data puts the existence of homo sapiens under threat since we don't know what we are dealing with or instead we don't want to know. Data gaps in weather network station reported in artic and when filled with satellite warming trend is doubled that explains "warming pause."

We are pushing ourselves to dangerous tipping points committing ourselves and the next generation to irreparable damages that cannot stand ignored. All of us know that global warming poses a clear and present danger to civilization and very likely due to human activities. Global temperature is changing 50 times faster from the last two decades.

We need alternative solutions for the problem, the way we look at our transportation, how we eat our food, what kind of houses we live in, what kind of carbon footprint we leave behind.

What kind of choices today we make from clothes to an air conditioner, we need to be accountable for all of our actions and record these actions on a ledger, later we can trade our efforts to those who can balance it out for us.

For, e.g., If you are sitting in London, and you want to contribute to climate change, you buy two pairs of carbon credit from a person in India. It can be tricky to understand at first, but it's possible.

Like for instance, Graviky pioneered the idea of recycling air pollution in 2013. By capturing air pollution and turning it into ink. KAALINK, a retrofit technology which captures carbon emissions from vehicles and chimneys before it enters the atmosphere then recycled into inks, which they call AIR-INK.

Graviky face a severe problem of mass productization of KAALINK, there is no incentive to this product and why would consumer wish to buy something at their own expense to produce ink, they can instead purchase alternative pens and ink made of a sustainable product.

I want to address in the next post how using blockchain we can reduce the data gaps and provide security and inter-personal support across the community without trusting each other but instead only relying on data. Blockchain’s highly flexible architecture and distributed nature make it an exciting platform to deliver this as a nervous system for society.


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