Global warming doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, writes Andrew Leech. We can all make it work to our advantage even if that simply means saving energy and reducing our home running costs.
But really, climate change is fostering a new age of invention and a good many individuals and companies around the world are already taking up the challenge. For instance, car manufacturers are all seeking new, environmentally friendly ways to propel their new models. So they are busy trying out revolutionary motors that may soon put the oil sheiks and barons out of business - and not before time.
Only the other day I had an enquiry from some one with a relative in India. He’s a man of modest means but feels he can make his contribution to reducing global warming by providing energy via photovoltaic solar cells for friends and neighbours in his neck of the Indian woods.
So he is aiming to establish contact with solar cell manufacturers and start up a local business based on this technology which could very well make him a wealthy man.
That’s just one area of opportunity.
There’s thousands of others just waiting to be discovered and developed. For instance the British government has issued a heatwave warning booklet and from this alone there could be thousands of spin offs for people who can turn a concept into concrete a proposition.
Such as mini, solar-powered cooling fans for mothers with babies and for the frail and elderly. Then there’s effective shutters and blinds to keep the sun’s hot rays out and the cooler, pleasant air in.
Wind power is taking off. Yet there is only a handful of UK manufacturers to meet a domestic demand that could be quite staggering as time goes by. Then there is the need for efficient and effective retro water recycling systems. The sort that a householder just needs to “plug in and go”.
So where are the Trevor Baylis’s of climate change? Quite honestly the opportunities are endless. So why make a meal out of global warming when you could make a furtune and all in a very good cause.
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