The Pollution and Waste Industry

The Pollution and Waste Industry

American ecologist David Tilman forecasts that by 2050, the demand for food for a larger, wealthier global population will require an area of natural environment bigger than the United States to be transformed for agriculture to feed all of us. Despite the exponentially increasing demand for products and energy, We are currently only utilizing 20% of the energy the Earth can supply for us. This needs to change. Right now, our demand is way to high for the costs and we are only continuing to destroy what's already deteriorating. We need to begin to focus on  minimizing pollution production and finding new ways to minimize our carbon footprint. This can be done. Companies have already begun to shift their focus to create products that include sustainability in their design. 3-D printing, carbon capture and even asteroid mining are industries that can be taken advantage of to help find innovative new ways to lessen the damage and help us towards a better green future.

Recyclable material collectors have a 93% of having their jobs taken over by AI and robots. Programmers and inventors have begun to recognize that humans cannot simply keep up with the amounts of waste they are producing and thus need robots and AI to help lower the damage. Companies such as The Ocean Cleanup currently have plans to create autonomous technologies to result in plastic free oceans by 2050, but what are we going to do until then? At the same time, environmental engineers only have a 1.8% of their jobs being taken over by AI and robots. This shows how necessary this industry is because when it comes down to it, AI and robots can't save the planet, it has to be us. Click below to discover how you can do your part.

 

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