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Most of the countries of the world including India have a long way to go in increasing the resources of solar energy use.

Atul Kanak

Most of the countries of the world including India have a long way to go in increasing the resources of solar energy use. Hydroelectric power stations and nuclear power stations can also be an option, but these too will require huge budgets for developing countries and poor countries.

The way natural upheaval has taken place all over the world in the last three decades, it has warned the intellectuals around the world that if we are still not careful about the emission of toxic gases in the atmosphere, then there will be danger to the entire humanity. The days ahead will be very difficult. Somewhere forests are burning, somewhere it is raining and flooding is happening, somewhere there is a disaster like landslide, and somewhere the sea level is seen rising in a dangerous way. The temperature is increasing surprisingly even in the regions considered very cold. Scientists attribute these events to the greenhouse effect. Green house effect means excessive emission of toxic gases into the atmosphere.

From the increasing use of fossil fuels to the overpopulation of appliances such as air conditioners, fridges and our increasing dependence on coal-generated electricity, there are major reasons for the emission of toxic gases. The deforestation of those forests, which used to absorb gases like carbon dioxide, made up for the loss. The condition is that scientists are now even imagining that if all this continues, then the future human will have to carry a cylinder of artificial oxygen with him! This idea cannot be called futile because the business of air purifiers has gained momentum.

The increasing pollution in the atmosphere has worried the world. For the past few years, there has been a lot of discussion around the world about how to save humanity from the ill effects of carbon emissions. Policy makers from all over the world seem to be mutually considering the issue of environmental protection on this or that forum. It is important that there are only two ways to save humanity from the ill effects of rising carbon emissions. One is to reduce dependence on conventional fuel sources and second is to protect forests that absorb carbon dioxide.

The conference was held in Paris in 2015 on the initiative of the United Nations, an organization active for the establishment and protection of peace and positivity in the world. In this conference, countries around the world had expressed their commitment to establish control on carbon emissions in such a way that gradually reducing carbon emissions to zero and the rising temperature of the earth could be controlled. But the discrepancy was that countries which could have been an example for other countries in this direction on the basis of their resources, many of them were also indifferent to their responsibilities.

Of course, for poor countries, abandoning conventional energy resources and establishing renewable energy resources can be a difficult task because they have their own economic limits. That is why about a decade ago, developed countries had promised about a decade ago that they would give a hundred billion dollars every year to deal with the effects of climate change. But developed countries have neither kept that promise during this period nor felt it necessary to reiterate that commitment at the recent climate summit in Glasgow.

If seen, the crisis did not deepen like this. Most countries have their own compulsions and national interests coming in the way. Surprisingly, many countries have not yet declared when they will try to achieve zero carbon emissions. Saudi Arabia’s economy is based on fossil fuels and therefore it is not showing enthusiasm to take necessary steps to tackle climate change. But the attitude of countries like Russia and Australia was also disappointing. Even some countries like China, Russia, Australia and India did not fully agree on the resolution signed at the Glasgow Conference to reduce methane emissions by at least thirty percent. India has also pulled out of countries that have signed agreements on policy curbs on deforestation.

But for the first time, India has demonstrated its commitment to zero carbon emissions. The ‘Panchamrit’ formula given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the world in his address to the summit has shown a way to the world that without maintaining a relationship with nature, we will not be able to enhance the happiness of humanity. To save humanity, we have to walk with the sun. Its simple meaning is that we have to increase our dependence on the energy of the sun. However, most of the countries of the world including India have a long way to go in increasing the resources of using solar energy. Hydroelectric power stations and nuclear power stations can also be an option, but these too will require huge budgets for developing countries and poor countries. It will not be possible for everyone to mobilize this budget immediately after the Corona epidemic.

It is not easy for a huge country like India to create a whole network of alternative means to get rid of traditional energy sources. For example, setting up adequate charging stations across the country for electric cars is a daunting task. But there is an old saying that where there is a will, there is a way. India has promised to bring its carbon emissions to zero level by 2070. It can be expected that the current government of India, which has been in the news for its tough decisions, will take some concrete steps in this direction as well. For example, by 2030, India will achieve the target of producing half of the electricity generation capacity from renewable sources such as solar energy, hydroelectricity etc.

However, the efforts of India alone will not ensure the protection of the whole earth. But India is showing a way to the world in this regard. Otherwise, the statement made by well-known environmental protection activist Greta Thunberg during the climate summit assumes significance that ‘this conference has become such a platform of hypocrisy for world leaders, where they show that they are fighting for climate change’. are sensitive.

In fact, we are far from the thinking that is required in this regard. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also said that the world is connected with the device of destruction at this time. While the President of the United Nations General Assembly Abdullah Shahid expressed concern that we have the capacity and resources to solve the crisis caused by climate change, but we are not taking enough steps. Hopefully, the call for an initiative to connect with nature can change this situation, underlining which UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in Glasgow itself – ‘We are busy digging our own graves. We’ll have to stop this.’

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Shivam Bangwal

Shivam Bangwal is a young entrepreneur who is professional full time tech, travel and coding enthusiast with a post graduation degree of Master's of Computer Applications. He is a founder of Youthistaan, People News Chronicle, Branding Panther and Digital Leader.

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