What was once simple called climate, “change” has now turned its phase into climate, “crisis” and rightly so, because of the pollution around the globe contributes to almost 9 million deaths annually, that is roughly estimated for 1 in 6 people. The drastic pace at this rate will lead the human race to a climatic catastrophe. Even the best case scenarios predicted by the UN, demands for aggressive and swift actions to be taken on the global carbon emissions, which means the current pollution level should fall by 40-70% to achieve the desired climatic conditions on the globe.
One essential way to keep things under control is by using the technique of environmental monitoring. Environmental monitoring is a tool used to collect the data from the air, water, soil, and other environmental conditions and eliminate the sources hampering their sanity. The environmental monitoring efforts in today’s world, is highly disparate and inconsistent. The system has been implemented in a handful of countries including a few in Central Asia and Europe, even then with the lack of sufficient data and often inconsistent.
- Time consuming process
- Red tape due to loss of paperwork
Environmental Monitoring with the Internet of Things
The hardships faced while employing the steps for environmental monitoring can be reduced by a substantial amount by employing the new technologies in the market. One among them is the Internet of Things that has proved its advantage in reducing the climatic crisis on the globe. Some methods by which it could do so, are mentioned below:
- Better carbon monitoring techniques: Sensors used in the IoT can help the government of a country to monitor the carbon emissions and taxation as only 15% of the emissions are taxed today. The tampering of the air quality measurement sensors can predict better when connected to IOT serves, whilst having a list of the activists and data.
- Smart forestry and agriculture: The world its turning towards being, “smart” and the smart agriculture is a massive contribution as it is estimated to reduce 3% of the climatic pollution. Agriculture not only emphasizes on the illegal logging activities to prevent deforestation, but also emphasizes on the livestock monitoring based on the animals’ movements and their behavior.
- Closely monitoring cities: The development of smart cities through connected devices can help the government better in understanding the needs, and the downturns of the waste management strategies and take other friendly environment-related steps to prevent further climatic crisis.
Smart climate change
The kitchen, house, city, the country and ultimately the entire globe is turning smart with the implementation of technologies like the IOT. Through a well-planned and a considerable approach towards, today’s climatic crisis, the current rate of emission can be cut down drastically and also aid in a positive climatic change in the environment. With the aid of hardware sensors, the environmental monitoring steps and achievements becomes all the more simpler and easier in the long run, thus solving climatic crisis- one step at a time.