Have you ever seen a flower grow so elegantly in the middle of winter? With the use of a greenhouse, that is possible due to the warmth that is contained inside of the building. The real question that needs to be asked is what is a greenhouse? A greenhouse is a building that uses the suns incoming short-wave energy to warm up the building. As the building warms up, the heat that is absorbed is then released as greenhouse gasses or long-wave energy which is then released back into the atmosphere and absorbed by the glass roof providing all of the warmth the plants need to grow. After moving from the flower portion, it was then discovered that there were tropical fruit trees and berry bushes and even a desert biome. Every section of the greenhouse incorporated different types of plants from many regions across the world.
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Greenhouses provide a means of clean energy that can help to mitigate climate change in the long term. Another type of technology that can have a lasting positive impact would be Hydro power. Water is one of the strongest forces that mother nature has to offer and using it to harvest energy would be one of the ways that is neither human or animal driven. It uses a generator and the movement of water to make the power that is then used for many different purposes. It was first designed as a watermill to extract the energy that the water has stored. Using water as a source of energy therefore decreases the carbon footprint that the world uses and therefore reduces the amount of carbon gases that are released back into the atmosphere.
Another type of clean energy that reduces the carbon footprint would be sustainability projects like white roads and green buildings. Painting the asphalt white decreases the amount of heat that is absorbed into the road. With not as much heat being absorbed into the road, it decreases the temperature that the road is and it also lowers the amount of energy that is released back into the atmosphere. In addition to white roads comes green buildings, whether they’re made out of renewable materials or have plants growing on top or around them they also decrease the carbon footprint by having more plants absorb those incoming short waves instead of buildings and asphalt which can therefore make the planet greener.
The last type of clean energy that would reduce the carbon footprint and slow down climate change would be wind energy. Using wind turbines to generate energy is also a clean way to produce electricity for people to use and it would also be a cleaner way to extract energy from the atmosphere instead of burning fossil fuels. Additionally, the wind is another strong force that the earth has to offer and by capturing that energy, the carbon footprint is decreased and the earth is healthier and the air is cleaner as well. The winds will always be in motion and by using that energy, it would be efficient for humans providing that the wind will never stop.
In conclusion, having greenhouses or any other type of renewable energy source would decrease the amount of greenhouse gases that are released into the atmosphere, make the planet greener and also allow people with better means of a cleaner energy source to use. Using these different techniques would make the earth happier and healthier and start the repairing process of the ozone layer. However, if actions are not taken very soon, the world will continue to be dirty and both animals and humans will suffer from the mistakes of individuals not believing in climate change.