Describe an invention changed the people’s life.
-What it is
-Who invent it
-When it was invented
-And explain how it changed people’s life.
You have one to two minute to talk about this topic. Before that, you have one minute to think about what you’re going to say.
Necessity is the mother of invention. Rightly so, as a plethora of new inventions have sprung up today to bridge a gap in processes or to improve on an already existing process. From machines to technology, from biotechnology to engineering, all fields have made tremendous advances in innovation. We will talk about one such invention that has changed lives for the better.
Day-after-day, we complain about climate change and how disgruntled it has made us. Yet, we sit in the comfort of the four walls of our homes and rarely do anything to change that. Ladakh, India has been a victim to this menace for several years. Glaciers have shrunk, rainfall and temperature patterns have become unpredictable, thereby causing a scarcity of water in the area. Farmers in the arid region have to wait until summer to irrigate their fields replete with apples, barley and more. More often than not, the farmers face a barren yield.
To battle this problem, Engineer and Entrepreneur have devised an ingenious way to bring the glaciers back to the high desert of the Himalayas. Project Ice Stupa began in January 2014 but it wasn’t until 2016 that it was implemented. A symbiotic combination of pipes, night temperatures, and gravity transforms the arid landscape into an oasis. The pipe spouts water like a geyser, followed by the water freezing into a cone of ice, resembling a Buddhist shrine. The latter remains frozen until the sun melts the ice in the spring time, this providing water the fields.
Water scarcity has plagued this Himalayan desert for a very long time. This invention has helped combat the same, thus ensuring that the people in the Himalayan foothills do not go a year without their crops. Wangchuk has done his part by contributing to his community in hopes that the locals’ descendants do not become climate refugees.