The world is facing climate change as one of the greatest challenges at the current time. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are aligning with the issue. They have several impacts on greenhouse gas emissions in the world.
The angle of my article would be to explore what are the impacts artificial intelligence and machine learning have on climate change. Their impacts are categorized into three major impacts and they are direct impacts, immediate impacts of applying machine learning and system-level impacts. The direct impacts include the emissions of carbon from the end-user devices’ operations, servers and data centres for developing AI. Immediate impacts include the emissions of greenhouse gas from the use of AI applications in the economy and daily lives of people. System-level impacts of AI include structural change through, for example, an increase in demand and supply for specific products and a change of lifestyle. These impacts have both positive and negative outcomes in changing climates.
Why should I be the one writing this article?
I am concerned about the climate change issues faced by the world. I want an end to it by any means and to make the world know about the impacts of artificial intelligence and machine learning in changing the world’s climate and become aware of it.
Environmental and climate issues are hurting the whole world, especially the countries of the Asia-pacific where there are many underdeveloped and developing countries with low lands, natural calamities, poverty, diseases and so on. No doubt, if we do not take any necessary steps right now, it will lead to a disaster in no time.
The angle of my article would be to explore how the negative climate change in the region is making people’s lives miserable by increasing heat, pollution, natural calamities etc. Physical, psychological and sexual hostility toward women, ethnic minorities, disabled people and so on are increasing. The environment is getting contaminated and unworthy to live day by day. Various diseases are spreading all over the region among humans and animals as well as creating infection loops between them. Large icebergs located in the region are melting due to extreme heat and low lands are being flooded. Besides, the other natural calamities such as cyclones, tornados, earthquakes etc. are occurring frequently which are hampering the normal lives of people and causing poverty, hunger, pollution, diseases and so on. Bio-diversity is also affected in a bad way as a consequence.
It is high time to reduce the severity of the negative impacts of climate change in Asia-pacific by setting sustainable development goals nationally and also internationally. Both national and international communities have to work together to make people and organizations aware of their activities through seminars and field works for ensuring less methane, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and other harmful gas emissions. Carbon trading among countries can also be a great option to save the region.
Why should I be the one to write about the issue?
As an aware citizen of the Asia-pacific, I must make the world know about the current condition of our region and seek for their cooperation to fight environmental issues and climate change. Besides, my writing can make the local readers of the region aware too. Moreover, I tried to provide some solutions to this alarming condition.