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8 Energy and the Environment; Climate Action, (SDG-13)

oil crane to gas pump and coal to electricity; the solution is SDG-13

Intro to energy and the environment

This article is the first in a series on the environmental challenges that societies face today. It will do its best to explain to everyone interested in energy and the environment what we are facing? Why are we facing  an environmental crisis due to our environmental toxic fuel choices? What are we doing to improve our energy methods; therefore, the environment's health? And what will we do if we are to prevail and retrofit our environment and get rid of these ecological toxins & comply with SDG-13.

I have been writing scientific reports for the past 15 years as a water resources engineer and have put this aside. Still, the complexity of the readings I've done for the past five years involving energy and the environment, bother me enough to engage in this endeavor.

An easier reading experience

 Along these lines, you will find dynamic tooltips in green, curated pictures and diagrams. These drop from the sky above and explain every weird word or scary term that you may encounter. You don't have to pick up a dictionary, do a Google search, or type Wikipedia. I already did that for you so that you can concentrate and have as much fun as I am having now.  Every section ends with a bold explanation. So, buckle up, grab a mug of coffee because this is going to be instructional but entertaining nonetheless.

To easily keep track and follow along in a chronological manner. We will divide subject into a timeline. So, 

Timeline

  • WHAT DID HAPPEN TO THE ENVIRONMENT? -   BIG BANG! - 1760(INDUSTRIAL AGE) 
  • WHAT DID WE DO TO THE ENVIRONMENT? -1780 - 2015 (IPCC PARIS AGREEMENT) 
  • WHAT DID WE DO TO IMPROVE OUR ENERGY SOURCES AND THE ENVIRONMENT? 2015 - 2020 (PRESENT DAY)
  •  WHAT WILL WE DO TO IMPROVE OUR ENVIRONMENT! PRESENT DAY- FUTURE 

Is it cause and effect, or is it a by-product? Correlation or causation? One, or the other, the issue caught the attention of scholars and politicians at the same rate and deserved the attention of us all.

This and more is what we discuss every day. How we can implement difficult but prudent global environmental policy practices. In light of the economic and technical challenges that affect most countries.

What is a dogmatic belief is very seldom a pragmatic practice. And what is the fashion that sells well, but works, "sometimes" or "somewhere" is not good enough.

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