It’s a hot debate and has been for quite a long time – the issue of climate change.
On one side we have people discussing how it’s a very real thing, and how our behaviour as humans is having a detrimental effect on the well-being of the planet. On the other hand, we have those who say it’s simply not a thing.
Although there are two-sides to the argument, science backs the theory that it is in-fact a very real, and potentially dangerous threat to us. But how do they do this? Well there is some technology behind proving the science of climate change.
Although there are quite a few ways that assist scientists in their quest to completely prove climate change, an RTU is one of them. These are Remote Telemetry Units, which are used to enable those using them to collect and communicate data from remote assets, which can be placed in some of the world’s harshest environments.
This means, they can place these everywhere and retrieve the data from the deepest depths to places like the arctic, in order to help bring the reality of climate change to life.
Of course, there are also very good assets used by the US and global space agencies in space, the air and on the ground to really help them get an overall picture of just what’s happening. In fact, because of this data, NASA says that the current warming trend is probably due to human activity since the mid-20th century, with a more than 95% probability.
Can Technology Help?
Of course, another big question is whether technology can help us with the reduction of climate change, as well as if it can help us prove it?
In the USA alone, more than 1.4 billion metric tons of colourless, odourless greenhouse gas is poured into the atmosphere annually. This will obviously have a significant impact on the earth according to scientists. It’s also expected to rise year-on-year.
While entrepreneurs work endlessly to make clean energy like solar and wind, both cheaper and more appealing, the growth rate is much slower than the world of fossil fuels.
Even with the adoption of green schemes by many, it looks like that although the technology does exist, the relatively slow roll out in comparison, is making it extremely difficult for the technological world to save us from climate change. Which makes us ask the question – is it too late? That’ll be for the scientists and technology to discover.