Energy Causes : The Impact Of Renewable Energy

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“As more greenhouse gas emissions are released into the air, causing air temperatures to increase, more moisture evaporates from land and lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water. Warmer temperatures also increase evaporation in plant soils, which affects plant life and can reduce rainfall even more. And when rainfall does come to drought-stricken areas, the drier soils it hits are less able to absorb the water, increasing the likelihood of flooding – a lose-lose situation” (The Facts About Climate Change and Drought).
Droughts also increase the risk for uncontrollable wildfires. These wildfires can leave governments with damages worth millions of dollars, not to mention the loss of plant, animal, and human life (The Facts About Climate Change and Drought). Collectively, these natural disasters tend to affect women more so than men. “Women commonly face higher risks and greater burdens from the impacts of climate change in situations of poverty, and the majority of the world’s poor are women” (United Nations on Climate Change). So, do we just let this continue? Do we just keep on living as this isn’t happening? What could we do to fix this? Renewable energy is the answer. Renewable energy can be just as effective as fossil fuels and combat our changing climate. The prices for these options are declining swiftly. In some places, renewable energy such as wind and solar energy, are already cheaper than continuing to use fossil fuel or nuclear power

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