I would like to start by wishing everyone a happy Diwali. This Festival of Light symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. And this is the core thought area for my blog today. Where I would relate the significance of Diwali for fighting Climate Change.
One of the significant events happening alongside Diwali is COP26. This is by far one of the most ambitious and needful events of this era. Where world leaders have come together to discuss the right decisions to be taken on climate change. All global leaders have represented and submitted their approach and policies to reduce the carbon emissions of their respective countries. And as of today, i.e., the 3rd of October 2021, more than 190 countries have pledged towards this greater cause.
Leaders like Narendra Modi, Joe Biden, Xi Jin Ping, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Prince of Wales, Bill Gates, and all other big leaders, presidents, and prime ministers of the countries have come at once place to share their serious devotion for combatting this threat to humanity, which none other than the climate change.
Blockchain is a word that is widely understood as some sought of a digital payment mechanism. Because people tend to relate it with Bitcoin, they limit Blockchain potential to just money transfers. But Blockchain is way bigger than that and represents a technology in itself. Digital Currency usage, or for that matter, Bitcoin is one of the use cases of Blockchain, and climate change can be another use case.
The focus of this blog is to explain the use of the Blockchain for fighting against climate change. It will not help you to learn Blockchain as a subject. If you are reading this, then you probably have heard the buzzword blockchain and are willing to understand its use case alongside Climate Change.
Blockchain is a system that keeps information safe. It is like programmed storage that encrypts the data and then stores it in a distributed fashion. For example, you want to send unalterable sensitive data to someone with acknowledgment, you can use Blockchain for this.
Our planet is on a brink of an environmental disaster. Global temperatures are rising, with stark consequences for many of the things that we take for granted. Advanced technological innovations like drones, artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc. are crucial for climate change mitigation.
Fortunately, there is a technology that has emerged to gather data:
For conservation projects
To support the work of environmental researchers
Playing a key role in implementing sustainable solutions
Helping in the fight against the odds created by climate effects, and
To service renewable energy infrastructure.
And it can do all of those things in a way that’s better, easier, faster, cheaper, and safer than before. We are speaking about Drones for Climate Change! These flying robots are tackling climate change from multiple angles. Improving the efficiency of solar and wind farms, protecting endangered species, and supporting the work of scientists across the world.
Drones are powering Earth’s sustainable future, and by the end of this blog, you will agree with me.
The use of drones for filmmaking and military purposes is not the only use. They help combat climate change too. And it is a very crucial shift in our technological capability for combatting climate change. Information is key, and timely received information is gold, and that’s one of the primary use cases of Drones. Besides that, drones have bigger potential and can help fight severe climate change issues.
The cosmetics and chemicals in the cosmetics make their way through the drainage system into the soil, oceans, and other bodies of water after you wash your face. These chemicals never go through any filtration or cleaning process before they are disposed of in rivers and soil. Ultimately, these toxins are consumed in food and water as part of our daily lives. It is a serious threat, and yet, we are still unaware of it. It is called Forever Chemicals a.k.a PFAS. Today, these forever chemicals are contributing towards the adversity of climate change as well.
We say that diamonds are forever, we say some friendships are forever. Contrary to diamonds, friendship, and emotional bonds, chemical bonds are also forever, and they’re extremely dangerous. Moreover, they can reduce our responses to vaccines, limit our growth, increase cholesterol, and can lead to heart diseases. In short, these chemicals can shorten our life span, and ironically these chemicals are called Forever chemicals.
Greenhouse gasses are trapping heat and making this planet warmer, And the only major source that can significantly help on an immediate basis are Governments. If you don’t elect a right government today, your future generations may loose the reason to live a happy life.
“Carbon” is shorthand for greenhouse gas emissions, which includes CO2, methane, nitrous oxide and other man made gases. And These gases are released by many different types of activities – not just by burning fossil fuels, like farming, deforestation and even some industrial processes contributes to green house gas emissions. On a larger scale government plays important roles in policy making and sanctions, and tweaking the approach may can change everything.
On policy levels there are certain expectations that we as conscious citizens should have with governments. Please understand why this is so important, Globally, greenhouse gas emissions have grown by 50% from 1990 to date.
Turn off your room air conditioning and water heater if you aren’t using it, as just by saving on this electricity waste we can save thousands of lives every year.
This episode is the part second of the previous episode but you don’t need to necessarily listen to part 1 for catching up on this. This episode has its own independent pointers that will help us as individuals to understand the possible ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint. The overall idea is to help derive a mindset — so that the reduction happens by default and through our habits.
Almost everything in this world runs on the chain of demand and supply. The more you will demand, the more it will be produced. So the easiest way to minimise anything which is adversely affecting us is to reduce its demand.
In this episode of Conscious Citizens we will learn about four things that will help us fight the climate emergency:
The Habit of Recycling
Home Energy Usage
Exercising your Rights
Climate change is a complex problem in need and it demands a unified global response, but every individual effort towards building a safer future is valuable. And By making changes to our individual lifestyles based on environmental concern, we can help to influence the attitudes and behaviours of people around us in relation to addressing the climate crisis.
In this Podcast Episode of Conscious Citizens, we will learn about the contributions that we can make as individuals. Like, how our car, our usage of public transportation, our eating habits, impact the climate. This episode is targeted to give an introduction of being climate conscious citizen. Climate change is the biggest threat to mankind, and it is very important to consider that this is a matter of a huge concern. This second Episode is a Part 1 and a subsequent Part 2 completes this episode, do not forget to listen that as well.
In this Podcast Episode of Conscious Citizens, we will learn about the preface of the concerning matter of Climate Change. Climate change is the biggest threat to mankind, and it is very important to consider that this is a matter of huge concern. This first Episode is a baseline introduction, prefixed with an introductory prologue with COVID-19 and how the shift in mindset due to Novel Coronavirus can motivate us to take action for fighting this Climate Emergency.
Jira is a proprietary issue tracking product, developed by Atlassian. It provides bug tracking, issue tracking, and project management functions. It is used by over 25,000 customers in 122 countries around the globe. JIRA Workflow is one of the administrative utility for JIRA administrators for managing their task hierarchy.
This blog is to specifically help JIRA based organisations to manage their workflow mechanism to achieve a matured and structured project tracking and management system.
NOTE: If you are reading this blog, then it is assumed that you have knowledge about what JIRA does and why it is used. The context is to help the software development and quality analyst (QA) teams to start functioning on the core system rather than drawing their workflow which is sought of standardised across the companies.
There could be 10 different reasons to have a specific pattern of domain name considering brand value, technical architecture, personal liking, search engine optimizations, etc. And you might encounter a requirement of http redirections where you may need to do add/edit the htaccess of your webserver.
Understand, this blog is just to help you achieve the results and not about explaining each bit of code.
This tutorial assumes that you have enough technical knowledge about setting up a website on apache.
If you are using Linux make sure you have superuser privileges, i.e. sudo or root, on the server that is running Apache.
It is assumed that you have Apache installed.
You must be able to add records to the DNS that is managing your domain. If you do not already have a domain, you may purchase one from a domain registrar, and manage it with the registrar’s DNS.
Enable Rewrite Module: In order to perform the 301 redirect, we will use the Apache mod_rewrite, or Rewrite, module. Doing so will ensure that your users can access your site with or without the www. prefix, and be redirected to the domain that you prefer.
Created an .htaccess file on the web server root folder for http redirections.
Apache htaccess configurations for http redirections from www to non-www and vice-versa with https options on/off.
If you are reading this post, it means you are technical enough to understand about this topic. So let me quickly jump to specific solutions to different requirements: