A very daring campaign by Coca-Cola in 2019 indicates that they thought they have found the answer to battle plastic pollution. They challenged their customers to recycle with the unusual slogan: "Don’t buy Coca-Cola if you don’t help us recycle" The hypocrisy of that statement will be further explained in this blog.
There is a virus, unlike Covid-19, that focuses on slowly attacking and deteriorating the surrounding ecosystems of all human beings. Its secondary effect is already catching up to people in many parts of the world, but it will eventually affect everyone if we don’t do anything to stop it. The “CC virus” or most commonly known as "Climate Change” has been around for more than 3 decades, but why are we not doing anything to stop it?
Recently the world seems to move a whole lot faster than it usually does. But, at the same time, we seem to be standing completely still. This is a sensation experienced in shared fashion across the globe right now in the shadow of the infamous coronavirus (COVID-19), which suddenly and shockingly gripped our usual way of life and picked it apart. Everyone was impacted, and straying away from frequent news broadcasts and conversations about the virus proved to be an impossible task, often driving us up the wall in despair and confusion. There is a current day phenomenon that shares similar traits with the coronavirus, albeit a much slower process: climate change.
If humanity wants to avoid permanent climatic changes one step is a radical rethink of the current electrical grid. This is what I discovered in the research for my internship advisory report on energy storage options.
Imagine you have the ability to be a mayor and change a whole city towards a more sustainable place, how would you balance pollution, energetic productivity and happiness of the population? Travel back in time and picture yourself as a superhero with super powers that can save the planet from total destruction. How would it feel to be in control of human decisions and forces of nature that lead to carbon pollution and other impacts on the environment?