Science, technology, and environment can and must be big allies in humankind development. These three elements, working together, are essential for the modern life.
When it comes to science, we have never had such an important and massive demonstration of its power than during the Covid-19 pandemic. Scientists around the world united to create strategies to stop the spread and cure Covid-19, among them vaccines and medicines produced in record time.
At the same time, if technology was not as advanced as it is, we would not have had such fast solutions, as communication between scientists and the public would have been much slower. The tragedy could have been much worse.
The importance of the environment is obvious for many. Yet, a big part of the public has not understood that not caring for climate change and nature in general could bring harmful consequences in the short and long term.
Here we will showcase the part technology plays in reducing environmental impacts and how governments, companies and people can do their part.
Solar and wind energies
Photovoltaic energy and energy through wind turbines are the technological innovations with the most growth potential. They are both 100% renewables and use inexhaustible natural resources to work. The price of the equipment needed, however, is a negative factor.
Solar energy is expected to be more adopted in the next few years, for obvious reasons: easy installation, low maintenance costs, low noise pollution and enrichment homes’ value.
The most commented green technology now are electric cars, but many countries lack government incentives to encourage both electric cars production and adoption. Nonetheless, in Europe and the US, adoption is much more expressive.
The benefits of electric vehicles for the environment include decrease of sound noise, atmospheric pollution, and maintenance needs, using less pieces and needing less environment-harmful oils.
Biofuels are the most viable alternative at the moment, as they emit less carbonic gases into the atmosphere and, consequently, help reducing the greenhouse effect and global warming.
Among the most sustainable fuel options are biogas, bio ether, bio ethanol, bio diesel, ethanol, and vegetal oil.
However, it is important to notice that, while electric cars are not more viable in underdeveloped countries, this could be a temporary alternative. This is because biofuels also have environmental impacts, such as the massive use of water in agriculture, source of the grains used to produce them.
Environmental monitoring satellites and drones
One of the main environmental issues faced currently worldwide is logging. Thankfully, satellites and drones are a great way to prevent it from spreading even more.
The activities that require the most monitoring are civil construction, utilities services, farming and other activities of extraction and usage of natural resources.
Environmental technology is developing super-fast in the latest years, but its application at a large scale is still walking slowly. Our job is to change this scenario, starting from preferring biodegradable materials over regular ones.
These materials use elements that can quickly decompose in nature, not causing the environmental impact regular materials usually do.
At Madiff we support and develop tech projects that aim at resolving future environmental issues and optimizing que adoption of such innovations. Talk to one of our business managers and see how we can work together on your next project!