Planned obsolescence encourages new product purchases and an economy centered around discard vs. repair. Planned obsolescence is responsible for the generation of e-waste, adversely burdening people and the planet. Recovering materials from e-waste and designing products with repairability in mind are readily available alternatives to planned obsolescence.
Carbon capture and artificial solar irradiation management are not yet viable at a large scale, but could offer a way to counteract catastrophic temperature change.
This is the second instalment of our investigation into the possibilities for a low-carbon future, where Vincent Diringer focuses on technology. The biggest fallacy is as follows: there is a need for continuous power generation, and the intermittency of renewables would make it impossible for it to be a viable option. The solution needed isn’t one-size-fits-all, and the sheer amount of projects being undertaken are certain to help find the best available option for any sector, issue, or entity.
Lithium-ion batteries - the way to a cleaner future? This article examines the implications of LIB recycling, and current policies around battery recycling.
AI’s ability to “know what they don’t know” – to give an uncertainty to every prediction they make, is vital for future environmental predictions.
Evaluating an industry wide trend, where ICT and communications emissions are too high to ignore.