As we ride to reduce emissions and improve the quality of our life and the lives of others too, it helps to see pollution as a holistic or sustainable cycle while we push through millions of circular pedal strokes.
In this regard fossil fuel extraction needs to be improved as more people catch on and reject its harmful nature. Well-to-air crude oil production and consumption worldwide causes more than half of toxic carbon emissions and as a result there is much more room for improvement.
WTO tariffs should be imposed on goods that exceed carbon-footprint limitations that are more easily calculated than whining politicians let on. This would force countries to clean up fossil fuel extractions using updated GAAP principles that more fairly and thoroughly account for pollution.
Even though worldwide solar has passed natural gas as the number two source of energy, it has not come close to meeting its potential as a limitless, clean source of energy.
More resources should be awarded to worthy research projects that focus more on where it would most efficient to build solar parks or farms as well as improving the efficiency of photosynthesis production of solar energy with better materials.
As the amount of roads built worldwide more than doubles by 2050, spurred on by the Belts and Road Initiative, roads will continue to cut like a dirty knife into the flesh and bone infecting and killing fragile habitats.
Most deforestation and polluting extractions occur near newly built roads in places that have weak, precarious governments too weak to properly regulate development in the spirit of biodiversity and holistic, healthy ecology.
To be a true gift to the world, BRI roads and corridors should be developed well with nature’s best interests and our happiness and prosperity at heart.
The UN through its sustainable development structure as well as the General Assembly and Security Council should be more actively involved in regulating this uncontrolled road development to protect habitat and ensure sound eco-development standards for all people.
BRI in its current unregulated form would push to the brink of extinction over ⅓ of the current list of over 13,000 endangered species worldwide, including tigers, antelopes and apes. Although in the case of apes this may be a fairer fate for taking up too much space and resources per capita.
Recent studies on volcanic eruptions earlier this century show that nature through eruptions of ash and lava into the atmosphere shields itself from harmful direct sunlight and cools Earth’s temperature by up to 0.5 celsius.
Much more can be done to improve battery technology by focusing instruments on more research to develop batteries that can be charged using solar energy for example.
Current technologies being employed and tested in Europe and China for example are showing that new electric buses are less efficient in terms of time due to recharging throughout the day.
As a result, cities should be more cautious and hold on to catenary overhead cables that charge more efficient trolleybuses that at present can cover routes far more quickly and efficiently with fewer buses than new electrobuses.
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