As of right now, Solar Energy powers a measly 5/10 of a percent of the United States. While this number is extremely small, it is likely a cause of insufficient research and lack of production. Because solar panel technology is relatively new, prices are still very high making it so only a select few actually harness the true power and savings that come with solar panels. Another reason why they are relatively underused is the fact that they are not that powerful, yet. According to an article posted by science daily posted yesterday, "In the future, solar cells can become twice as efficient by employing a few smart little nano-trick". What is so significant about this finding, is that humans can nearly double to productivity of solar panels, by just a little nit tricks. Imagine that power that we will be able to unlock as time continues to progress and science continues to advance. The trick is to combine to different solar panels in order to fully utilize the suns rays, furthermore, all resources required to build the solar panel are "readily available on earth" meaning that further deteriorating our natural nonrenewable resources will not be a problem. This is impactful because as time progresses, we get closer and closer to running out of fossil fuels making it so we need to be prepared for full self sufficiency.
As we near the 3rd month of Trumps Presidency, Trump attempts to get rid of all of our Environmental Laws, that the US has built up since Roosevelt's presidency back in the early 1900's. The first red flag was applying Pruitt to head the EPA, an agency he has attempted to destroy, and has sued over 14 times. Unfortunately, the carnage does not stop here, Trump has already signed/ begun voting on a number of executive orders/bills that will dismantle our environmental policies.NJ.com found that," First Trump signed an executive order to get rid of President Obama's Climate Action Plan. Then he threatened millions of acres of wetlands and streams by signing an executive order to eliminate the Waters of the United States rule. Congress even helped Trump sign a law to allow coal mine waste to be dumped directly into streams. Trump, Pruitt and a Republican controlled Congress is a triple threat for the environment. Congress could even pass legislation overturning the law that prevents toxic dumping in our waterways or increasing fracking and oil drilling on public lands and off our coasts. They have already voted to repeal the Antiquities Act that was passed by President Teddy Roosevelt to protect established national monuments". These acts of atrocity have to be stopped
Just 2 hours ago, the World Health Organization published an astonishing report that concluded 1 in 4 deaths of children 5 or below were a result of climate change. This is massive in the world of science, especially environmental science, for it demonstrates the effects that we are having on our earth. Just one example of the effect climate change is having, we can look to a rising level of pollen, leading to an increase of 11-14% increase of children who reported asthma before the age of 5. This is just one of the many examples, others including water pollution, air pollution, electronic and electrical waste. All of these are environmental harms that can be prevented. As matured humans, we might not feel the immediate effect of global warming because our bodies are so developed, however story is different for children, "A polluted environment is a deadly one – particularly for young children," says Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. "Their developing organs and immune systems, and smaller bodies and airways, make them especially vulnerable to dirty air and water." A number of people view climate change as just "the weather" when in reality it is a serious problem that is literally killing millions of children every year. Hopefully this report circulates through the government, because there are definitely some people who need to see this eye opening study.