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CLIMATE CHANGE AND WHY ARE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES NECESSARY

WHAT IS CLIMATE?

Climate refers to the weather pattern of a particular area. Weather is very different from climate. It refers to the changes that happen in the atmosphere on a daily basis. These changes can be in humidity, rainfall, atmospheric pressure, wind, temperature, etc. It can change from one minute to the next, from hour to hour and even from day to day.

This weather pattern of a specific region refers to its climate which can be observed in different seasons. Thus, climate is the specific conditions of the weather that occurs in a predictable manner in a particular region. When we put together all of the different climates of the different regions of the world, we get the Earth’s climate.

Weather can change in a matter of minutes or hours of a region whereas, the climate of a particular place can take hundreds or even millions of years to change. Climate is the average of weather over time and place.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change is the average long-term change in the Earth’s climate. It refers to the changes in the weather of a particular region over long periods of time like temperature, rainfall or snow. The climate of the Earth has been changing constantly since its existence. Any change in the climate of the Earth can have drastic effects on the planet’s health, including plants and animals. A slight drop in temperature will result in melting ice-caps and glaciers which results in rising oceans.

Studies have shown that the Earth has grown warmer by one degree Fahrenheit in the past 100 years and it will continue to increase in the future, which is much more than expected. Human activity plays a huge role in climate change and is the reason why Earth has been getting warmer in the last 50 – 100 years.

BAMBOO RENEWABLE ENERGY

What makes bamboo an ideal choice for a sustainable energy source is that it is different from other trees, which when cut from the bark, seize to grow. Whereas, a bamboo plant continuously produces new perennial culms from its underground root system year after year.In addition to this, Its growth rate is very fast, upto 1 metre a day.

Another reason bamboo energy makes an ideal choice as an alternative biomass energy source is because of its rapid growth rate. Production and harvesting of bamboo can help curb deforestation and reduce the pressure on existing forests. When compared to petroleum and other sources of energy, bamboo renewable energy produces and emits much fewer pollutants which makes it even more eco-friendly.

Utilizing bamboo as a renewable energy source is a good option as it is a fast-growing and extremely versatile crop. Bamboo holds significant potential to be a power generator for powering communities. This is because It renews itself rapidly and grows much faster than any other crop, which makes it sustainable as well.

One billion people still live without access to electricity, worldwide. Bamboo as alternative energy has immense potential to be used for electricity generation and powering those communities. A single bamboo pole has the ability to provide enough electricity to a household to last one whole month.

Bamboo is also the answer to fighting climate change as it produces 30% more oxygen when compared to trees spanning across an equal area of land.

ABOUT AAKASH

AAKASH is among those visionaries who have taken early steps towards a sustainable ecosystem. Bamboo plantation is encouraged for not just the energy requirements fulfilled by Bamboo Biomass but also for the environmental benefits.

AAKASH advocates the use of Bamboo Biomass to meet the energy requirements in a clean and renewable manner. AAKASH has identified that Bamboo can provide as much energy as the conventional source with lesser environmental impact and carbon footprint.

AAKASH works with the collaborators involved in bringing about a constant business model on all aspects of Bamboo cultivation. Farming the plantation to mitigate climate change, would enhance the investors with power generation, infrastructure or the productive business style. AAKASH involves various stakeholders aiming at forming a business based on Bamboo and Bamboo biomass, ensuring an effective ecosystem.

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