Horse Poop And Climate Change
Technology and the Battle Against Climate Change; Technology will play a significant role in taming the climate crisis.
Matthew Brennan, September 3, 2017 (The Good Men Project)
“…[An estimated 150,000 horses living and working within New York City in 1880 pulled street cars and] transported an increasing amount of goods…The average horse pooped 22 pounds in a day…[and dropped roughly] 3.3 million pounds of manure across the city streets each and every day…It was predicted that by the 1930s the manure in the streets would reach the third story of the city’s buildings…[But] odors slowly dissipated as horse drawn transportation gave way to the automobile. An environmental crisis of a different order was averted…Technology is already having an impact on other environmental issues…The combustion of fossil fuels in automobiles was the second leading source of CO2 emissions in 2015…[but self-driving electric vehicles have the ability within a few years to reduce emissions and] traffic…Smart appliances can help keep] energy use in check…[A smarter energy grid will accelerate usage of wind and solar power…Meats grown in a lab and growing plants in vertically stacked containers] could also help…[Technology companies can open source their research to elevate the entire effort]…” click here for more