Guys! I just found out something so cool! An engineer invented a type of billboard that uses resin filled with minerals to convert common pollutants into oxygen! His name is Daan Roosegaarde, and he partnered with Monterey University to set up all those billboards around their area.
It uses a type of resin with minerals that collect air pollution and convert it into oxygen. According to his study, in a day it can transform smog as much as 120 trees would in the same amount of time!
The technology has even been used in curtains and buildings. One of the towers can produce 30,000 meters of filtered air in just one hour! I'm really looking forward to what we can do to create a cleaner planet. Just combine new innovations like this with growing more plants and reducing our carbon footprint all over the planet, and we might just be able to save the earth.
Zoinks, imagine if all the countries directed their funds away from artilleries and focused more on things to help humanity and the world we live in. We'd be able to make so much progress!
There's something that I've noticed in my twelve years of life. There's a reoccurring pattern that I've found sprouting up whenever there is an issue to be fixed. It's like an innate habit that humans have. I've done it too, and many other people I know have done it as well.
The issue starts when we see a problem. Of course, many people will step in and support, but there tends to be more that would not. The majority might think the rest of the people will do it, and there will be enough supporters to help solve the problem.
Too many people turn a blind eye on the pending topics that need attention. Some wish to spend the rest of their days having fun, with the mentality of "Another person will settle the problems of the world."
This mindset makes sense in the short term until you realize that that is not how the world works. To solve a problem, many people need to step in and help. A single man can't stop a house from burning alone, with all the other people saying to each other, "It'll be fine. Of course, another person will step in and fix it!" and walking past.
We desperately need to change this. With all these horrible, rampant problems, we need to take a stand and help in any way we can.
We should stop and realize that a single stone can't stop a rushing river. As many rocks as possible must stand together, each holding each other up to stop the flood.
Let's all start here, everyone. All of us should try and help if we can. The smallest speck of silt in a beach is still something! Nobody can start an entire foundation in a day. Nobody can re-forest a whole country in a week. We start small and go up from there. So, let's join up with those who are already working for the good of planet earth and its inhabitants. Let's support them in any way we can, and fix these problems!
I'm Iris, a kid who has lots of reflections and views on life as I experience it. I love to read topics about the world around us, other people's ideas and opinions, and just about anything that I'm curious about and interested in.