Humanity’s energy needs have been increasing on a global level, more than doubling in the past three and a half decades. The major energy sources that we have rashly harnessed to support this increase are fossil fuels. During the past two decades, it has become increasingly evident that relying on fossil fuels for most of our energy needs continues to contribute massively to global climate change. The excess heat trapped in our world due to the runaway increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels is destabilising our world at an unprecedented scale. This threatens the safety and well-being of humanity, as well as the biodiversity around us that we take for granted. In this difficult situation, can humanity come up with creative solutions that balance our requirement for energy with survival?
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Found among the top three ranks in WHO’s priority list for pathogens, Klebsiella pneumoniae is one of those bacteria against which medical and scientific institutions around the world have struggled over the last few decades. In that time, it has evolved into some of the most virulent and antibiotic resistant microbes that infect humans. Some of these versions of K.pneumoniae, also called strains or genotypes, have been responsible for multinational disease outbreaks across the globe. Scientists and doctors around the world are also worried that microbes like K.pneumoniae might pose a greater risk to human health, after our struggles against COVID-19.
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