With global warming on a rampage creating havoc all over the world, the world leaders are mulling on how to plug the ever increasing green house gases. For our first time readers, Green house gases are those gases which traps the sunlight and do not let it refract from the others in atmosphere and in the process heat up the biosphere. This leads to a rise in temperature of air and oceanic water causing cyclones, hurricanes, floods etc.
Various technologies have been floated around to stop this menace. But here come a master of all the dooms day predictor, it may be dubbed as “CHANGER” a calculator, to measure the green house gases designed and developed by Switzerland based IRF (International Road Federation), will be made public at the capital on 15 February.
The calculator is capable of assisting in estimating the emission levels of greenhouse gases at the stages of road construction procedure. Methane, carbon-di-oxide and some other gases comprises the majority of green house gases.
The calculator is the flagship venture of the IRF and it stands for “Calculator for Harmonized Assessment and Normalization of Greenhouse Gas Emissions” and match up to a hoary need on the part of specialist in the industry for a reliable and comprehensive instrument for appraising unswerving greenhouse gas emanation which are created during the procedure of building roads, with a vision to curtail the gas emanations.
Chairman of IRF, Mr. K.K.Kapila was quoted as saying, albeit easy and simple in usage and affordably priced, CHANGER bears incredible guarantee with respect of its prospective to rally a global quarter round efforts to accomplish cumulative diminution in greenhouse gases on a level, proportionate with the echelon and exigency of the confrontation our planet is facing.
Budding nation states counting India have to erect a colossal system of infrastructure in the next 10 to 20 years to trim down the voyage distance and time for moving products, people and other materials from one place to another . Nevertheless, for each kilo meter of this new-fangled but conventionally assembled roads, thousands of pounds of resources such as amassed steel, bitumen, concrete and stone, are needed, shunning all of the diesel energy vital to power the equipment and to transfer resources, to and from the development site. This releases tonnes of greenhouse gases and swallows valuable natural assets.