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Can Technology Help Us Fight Climate Change?

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Climate change is undeniably real. Largely caused by human activity, it has resulted in disastrous weather events, threatened the survival of animal species across the globe and put human lives at risk. That's why it's never been more important for people to do their part to protect the planet.

The problem, however, is that it's hard to know what exactly constitutes our part in the fight against climate change. We can bring reusable shopping bags when we go grocery shopping or unplug unnecessary devices when we leave home for work, but how much are these actions doing towards solving the issue?

The answer: not enough — at least when you compare them to technological advancements and innovations. While companies such as Tesla have already started disrupting the transportation industry by introducing electric cars, there are other fields of technology where progress has been slow, at best. For example, renewable-energy sources continue to take a backseat to fossil fuels, which means while electric vehicles help reduce our dependence on gasoline, the rest of the world is still burning a lot of coal and oil to power their homes.

That's why we need more entrepreneurs working on innovative solutions that will allow us to shift our economy towards renewable-energy sources so that they can replace fossil fuels in all aspects of our day-to-day lives, from transportation to heating and cooking.

Related: Climate Change Stands to Displace 2 Billion People Worldwide

Aside from grabbing a reusable water bottle or turning off the lights when you leave a room, there aren't many simple actions we can........

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