• Question: What do you think could change life expectancy and what would you use to power it? E.G. A solar generator.

    Asked by SMG_SM_SCIENTIST to Andy, Chris, Harriet, Jess, Nikki on 17 Mar 2016.
    • Photo: andy chapman

      andy chapman answered on 17 Mar 2016:

      I think the easiest thing to do is eat well, not get too big or too small. Try to minims exposure to carcinogens. The worst of these is tobacco smoke that is horrendously toxic and deliberately inhaled into our poor lungs. This doesn’t need any power…maybe will power.

    • Photo: Christopher Blanford

      Christopher Blanford answered on 17 Mar 2016:

      Hey again, SMG_SM_SCIENTIST (I feel like I’m YELLING)

      Clean water and education.

      For the first, we could use portable generation (like solar panels), but sometimes you just need a well, a hand pump, and proper sanitation.

      Education, especially of women, always makes a difference. No electricity required, but it needs dedicated people.


    • Photo: Harriet Reid

      Harriet Reid answered on 17 Mar 2016:

      Increasing life expectancy comes from better heath care and living conditions. As we live longer we use more energy per lifetime, as a whole population we need to invest in a mix of renewable green energy solutions to protect our planet and ourselves for the long term.