FAQs about Air Pollution
10. What is the solution to air pollution?
The main objective of the Paris Agreement is to limit the increase in global temperature to no more than 2 ° C, from its pre-industrial level, by the end of this century. To achieve this key objective, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced until they are completely eradicated. Through the premise “Zero fossil fuels” is intended to replace oil, coal, natural gas and diesel oil by renewable and clean energy, such as electric cars, wind energy, solar energy and green cities, four of the most effective weapons to eradicate air pollution.
Electromobility is based on the drastic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the substitution of clean energy. The silent and decarbonized electric car is the hope of cities without smog and a world without pollution, noise or gases that increase global warming and air pollution. China is the country with the largest number and variety of electric cars that are already circulating on its roads. Norway announced that it will ban the circulation of internal combustion cars from 2025. The European Parliament announced in September 2018 to raise to 45% the target of reducing CO2 emissions by 2030. France foresees the replacement for 2040 and the UN worldwide by 2050. Almost all the car factories are working to increase the production lines of electric cars and have ambitious goals for the coming years.
Solar energy is a clean energy that is captured by solar panels, which transform it into electricity. Therefore, solar energy is clean and an important weapon to eradicate air pollution and fight against climate change.
Wind energy is another source of inexhaustible, clean, efficient and non-polluting energy. It does not produce smog or emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. In addition, it contributes to sustainable development and is one of the cheapest and cleanest sources that exist. It generates five times more jobs than the oil industry and creates many indirect jobs.
The green cities are not only buildings with balconies full of plants or walls covered with vines, species of hanging gardens of Babylon version 21st century. What we call a green city is a concept to approach the definition of sustainable development. Sustainability is based on a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the capacity of future generations, guaranteeing the balance between economic growth, care for the environment and social welfare.
To the extent that a greater number of electric cars, wind energy, solar energy are used and sustainable development is achieved, greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced and therefore the use of dirty fuels such as coal, natural gas will decrease. and gasoline, with the hope of a world without pollution or unexpected events due to global warming and climate change.