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At Cool Green Tech we’re on a mission to shine a light on technological ingenuity and invention.

By this we mean all engineering and scientific endeavour contributing to the most urgent challenge facing humankind. Obviously, we’re big fans of technology, but we’re not holding our breath for that one single ingenious carbon-busting gizmo that will prevent global warming in the timeframe before we reach a terminal tipping point.

What will solve climate change are people just like you who are ready to seek out new ways of doing things. Technology is, after all, just a another toolset we can deploy to undo the harm we inflict on our planet just by going about our daily lives. That’s the harm caused by the steel and cement we use to build our homes and schools, the fuel we burn to live and travel, plus all the stuff we eat and wear.

A swift transition to renewable energy, and rehabilitation of the polluting production and waste systems that support our lifestyle are the only answer. Fortunately, there are many smart technologies being developed to ease this transition. And since we began covering the green innovation sector, we’ve unearthed eco-entrepreneurs the world over, working on incredible solutions to  the myriad challenges we face.  These present-day heroes are applying their expertise across the mechanical, chemical, biological, molecular and material sciences, dedicating their lives and careers to building the tools we’ll need to preserve our planet’s resources.

But for new technologies to make it all the way through the commercialisation and adoption funnel many things must go right. And those that do make it through must still run the gauntlet of funding challenges and hostile government policy. Take electric cars and renewable energy as two notable examples. Each has proved its worth in the real world and yet how many governments persist with policies to favour their carbon-emitting incumbents?

Here at Cool Green Tech we vow never to be a voice for those using corporate or political power to hold back planet-friendly innovations. And the same goes for those talking up unproven futuristic technologies as a tactic to delay the transition away from carbon-heavy industries. We’ll also be keeping a close eye on the ‘weaponisation’ of science and technology research deployed as misinformation to confuse us into inaction.

But most importantly we’ll be  keeping you updated about emerging technologies, big and small. This is what gets us out of bed each day, to connect with people like you, committed to learning more about solutions to safeguard our future. And it also helps to galvanise us against those darker moments spent pondering our planet’s future.

Thanks so much for showing up here today, and if you’d like to stay in regular contact, sign up for weekly news updates on the latest green tech  here. 💚

Lou

Louisa Hearn

visual editor

Louisa has been creating written and visual content  for a few decades spanning the worlds of business and consumer technology, science and engineering, plus a cheeky few years covering the lifestyle and fashion sectors.

Mandy

Amanda Bryan

content editor

Amanda has been writing about the technology, health, and food & beverage business sectors for newspapers and magazines since around the time the internet became an actual place where people read news.

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