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Beyond Fiction: The Relevance of "Black Knight" in Today's World

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What’s in the Series?

Enter into the aftermath of the apocalypse in 2071, when humanity is dealing with harmful air pollution and a tight social structure. "Black Knight" takes viewers on an exciting journey over a desolate Korean Peninsula, showing a terrible reality shaped by air pollution. In the ruins of a once-vibrant world, residents wear gas masks. The series revolves on the knights, who carry essential supplies and guard civilians from thieves, shining light on the terrible reality faced by people in the face of resource shortages and the fragile balance between survival and chaos.


In the aftermath of the apocalypse, Knight 5-8 (Kim Woo-Bin) embodies resilience against the corrupt Cheonmyeong Group, while Yoon Sa-Wol (Kang You-Seok) aspires to be a knight under Knight 5-8's guidance. Seol-Ah (Esom) stands as a pillar of strength, forming a protective bond with Yoon Sa-Wol amidst the struggle for survival in a pollution-ravaged world.



 

Environmental Insights from "Black Knight": Shedding Light on Air Quality

"Black Knight" offers a poignant reflection on the state of air quality that holds particular relevance in present-day Indonesia. According to the World Air Quality (IQAir) report of 2022, Indonesia ranks first among Southeast Asian countries in terms of the highest pollution levels. The average PM2.5 concentration in Indonesia surpasses the WHO's annual air quality guideline value by more than sixfold [1].


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The desolate landscapes depicted in "Black Knight," born out of rampant air pollution, mirror the harsh reality that could happen, where vibrant regions are transformed into hazardous wastelands due to polluted air.


Source: IMDB [2]


 

Essential Tips to Reduce Air Pollution

In light of these reflections, here are four essential tips for viewers to actively contribute to minimizing air pollution:


1. Embrace sustainable transportation:

Opt for eco-friendly modes of transportation such as cycling, walking, or using public transport whenever possible. This reduces vehicle emissions and promotes cleaner air quality.


2. Reduce energy consumption:

Conserve energy by turning off lights and appliances when not in use. Additionally, consider switching to energy-efficient appliances and use renewable energy sources whenever feasible.


3. Support green initiatives:

Get involved in local environmental organizations or initiatives that promote clean air and advocate for sustainable practices. By actively participating, you can make a tangible difference in your community.


4. Practice responsible waste management:

Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Minimize waste generation by choosing reusable items over single-use alternatives. Properly dispose of waste and support recycling programs to minimize pollution caused by improper waste disposal.


Together, let's combat air pollution and preserve clean air for a healthier future. Our actions today can make a lasting impact on the quality of the air we breathe tomorrow.

 


Source:

[1] https://www.iqair.com/indonesia

[2] https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17013106/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk


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