I love my home and neighborhood! Unfortunatley, because I live close to the city, the air around me is polluted. I can't do anything about it!
Its hopeless! There are so many environmental problems without any sollutions!
What are you doing in my house and why are you talking?
I'm Henry the hedgehog, and I'm here to show you a few things people are trying to do to reduce air pollution!
Climate change is defined as "a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels." Fossil fuels are non renewable resources that pollute our atmosphere when humans use them. Climate change and the Earth being polluted is becoming more and more noticeable. Although humans caused climate change to begin with, they are also speeding up the process.
Did you know scientists are working on converting polluted fog into drinking water?
Many humans are aware and concerned by climate change, but they don't know what they or others can do to slow it down.
There's also other scientists that are converting greenhouse gasses into plastic!
Thankfully, these many problems are being figured out by scientists.
Thank you for giving me hope!
You can already see improvement in the environment!
The CloudFisher is a machine that collects drinking water from fog without requiring energy. It is also extremely low-maintenance, and all used materials are food safe. The process starts out by placing nets in convenient places, so they can collect the fog when wind pushes it into the net. Water droplets collected on the nets then fall into water troughs below that lead to water treatment areas. However, because high winds are needed to collect the fog, the nets get damaged easily. It is important for the nets to be made out of materials that anyone can use or access. This is because CloudFisher is used in mostly less developed countries.
A quote from the official website states that AirCarbon is a ¨naturally-occurring bio-polymer made by combining air with methane-based or carbon dioxide-based greenhouse gas emissions–carbon that would otherwise become part of the air we breathe¨. It is used to make cell phone cases, plastic chairs, water bottles, and bags. It is the most sustainable plastic in the 21st century.
Although these air pollution solutions are helping the Earth, the changes will not be seen immeadiatley. However, over time these innovations will make the Earth a better, cleaner place.