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Michael Nobel Suggests Using Technology To Help Save Energy!
Taipei, May 13 (CNA) Dr. Michael Nobel, a great grand nephew of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize awards, urged Taiwan Tuesday to use modern technology to help conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions.
Nobel, who has expertise in diverse areas such as medicine, satellite communications, Internet service provision and management consulting, urged immediate action and listed possible threats that people may face in the future if global temperatures continue to rise.
Not only will many species disappear, but human beings will lack potable water and food will live under climatic threats, Nobel warned.
"As China is constructing 50 coal-fired power plants, Taiwan will also be exposed to pollution from the mainland," Nobel said, adding that the state of the environment is a universal topic.
Nobel suggested that technology could be applied to build efficient energy management platforms as one of the solutions to help slow the earth's temperature rise.
He cited the "Intelligent Environment"
The "Intelligent Environment"
Nobel, however, questioned whether people are ready to make lifestyle changes, and suggested that it will take a bigger hit on consumers' pockets to spur change.
"Oil now costs US$4 a gallon. When it reaches US$8 a gallon, people will start changing," he said.