KOMPAS.com Earth rocked very hard. The shocks made the mountain fly like cotton blown by the wind and sea water rumbled to the ground. Without the rest, the universe was destroyed.
That is the story of the end of time depicted by scripture, which often even appears in Hollywood films. Planet earth destroyed, all inhabitants die.
Latest, the San Andreas movie released in 2015 frames the earth's tear asunder. Not once or twice, but almost every decade there is to predict the doomsday.
Regardless of the prophecy of the time and form of the apocalypse, today humans have actually been confronted with a great threat that could destroy the Earth. The threat is tangible global warming.
Launched Kompas.com, geothermal in 2014 has risen about 0.85 degrees Celsius since 1850. Rising earth temperatures triggered among others by the massive use of fossil energy, such as coal and petroleum.
These energy sources release carbon dioxide and other large amounts of gas emissions that are then retained in the atmosphere. The sediment traps heat from the sun, so that eventually the earth's temperature increases.
Global warming causes a variety of environmental damage, ranging from the melting of the Earth's polar ice caps, rising sea levels, changing precipitation patterns of water, to extreme weather changes. If it continues to be left, there is the possibility of the earth's temperature rises 4 degrees Celsius.
Nearest projection, the earth's temperature rises two degrees centigrade at 2100. If true, the sea level will rise and widen the land. Jakarta, New York, and Shanghai, are cities that are threatened to drown if the earth gets hotter. (Read: Global Warming, 3 Big World Cities Can Drown)
"Save" the world
Based on the above facts, natural recovery is an urgent need. The UN Summit on Climate Change in France in 2015 sets out recommendations for countries in the world to work to combat environmental degradation.
One of the main ways of implementing these recommendations is by reducing dependence on fossil energy and passing it on to sustainable energy sources. Simply put, vehicle propulsion is no longer from petroleum refineries but uses energy from natural cycles, such as hydro power, wind, ocean currents, and / or geothermal.The Thinkstock United Nations Summit on Climate Change in France in 2015 sets out recommendations for countries in the world to work to combat environmental damage.
Currently, of the many efforts to combat global warming, the world among others can reflect on the Grenoble and Lyon in France. Urban areas in both regions use smart grid systems from Schneider Electric.
The system utilizes information technology to regulate the electrical network between generating companies and users, both households and industries. At the household level, residents use an application called StruxureWare to understand and monitor their energy usage.
Information on the use of energy in each house and then collected using a tool called Wiser. When the highest peak usage of the utility transmits data to the central network allowing for more efficient energy output arrangements.
At the industry level, the same applications and tools are used. The system enables energy to be managed according to the supply and demand of the building without disrupting the productivity of the building user. Data reporting to the central network remains in use as well. Such data are also periodically analyzed, to see the possibility of excessive energy use and the solution.
The hope, the implementation of such a system can be a solution to the efficient use of energy as well as erode the resulting carbon emissions. The ultimate goal, of course, makes the earth comfortable inhabited, until doomsday really happened in time.