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Green Technologies That Could Help the Planet

Written on May 18, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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If you could snap your fingers and invent something that would solve the pressing global problem, what would it be?

With the arising issue of Global Warming, inventions that could save the world are everywhere. However, these technologies – although promising – is not as efficient as it’s supposed to be. Whether these inventions can give a long-term solution in the pressing situation, that is yet to be known.

An example of this is the process of making seawater potable or . According to DHI Water Group, an individual has 4,000 cubic meters of water yearly during the mid-20th century. But nowadays, it’s been estimated that each person only have a scarce 1,000 cubic meters annually. Since 97% of the planet’s water can be found in the ocean, is a probable solution.

However, big industrial plants that could desalinate millions of liters of seawater would consume too much energy. Hence, if an individual can invent a machine that can cheaply produce clean electricity, it can solve both energy and water problems.

But when it comes to inexpensive and ubiquitous power, can be the answer. Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories have created a system of 192 high-powered lasers aimed at a breath mint-sized chamber. When everything works out, lasers fused with a hydrogen atom will release a tremendous amount of energy. But here is the catch: No one knows if this system will work. Albeit initial testing looks promising, it may take more than a decade for a full demonstration to take place.

Another green idea is the Meatless Meat. Production of meat per pound takes 31.5 kilowatt hours and 2,500 gallons of water, while grains consume less than a kilowatt-hour and 25 gallons. Therefore, instead of turning to cattle to produce beef, a meatless meat can be solution. But the question is: Will people eat it?

What other green technologies do you know? Share it here at All We Like by leaving a comment.

  • Robert Victor Kniesteadt

    Perpetual motion is becoming a reality.  Oil refinery’s can be converted to desalination plants. And a mechanical cow stomach may be able to produce the same taste we all love.

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