20 Apr '11, 2pm

Climate Risk: Yet Another Reason to Choose Renewable Energy

Climate Risk: Yet Another Reason to Choose Renewable Energy

A new report from National Wildlife Federation does just that by looking at how our energy infrastructure is threatened by changing climate. The serious impacts are yet another reason why renewable energy is in our national interest. The scientific data show that climate change is already bringing more weather and climate extremes. For example: For the continental United States, the most intense precipitation events have seen an increase in total rainfall of about 20 percent over the last 100 years. The fraction of land area considered dry has increased from 15 percent to 25 percent of the globe over the last few decades. The destructive potential of tropical storms in the North Atlantic has increased by about 50 percent since the 1970s. These and other climate trends are projected to continue over the next century, especially if we continue the business-as-usual approach ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011...

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