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Energy Saving Challenge in the 21st Century by Indrani Bhattacherjee
In the 21st century all of us face the big challenge of energy conservation or preservation to deal with our ever increasing need for electricity. Now we are all concerned about climate change, pollution and obviously the future of our children yet the world appears to be walking onwards with little if any real reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Whereas renewable energy sources do seem to be making inroads into the energy segment, it is not keeping pace with our rising need for electricity.
Change of Climate
At the same time as stripping the planet of its natural resources, our energy consumption is also extensively having an effect on its climate patterns. Every time fossil fuel is burned, CO2 is released in this procedure into the atmosphere, changing the Earth's natural climate and weather systems. Certainly as long hot summers and the heat effect change the usual wet weather in the world and flooding, shrinking ice caps, droughts and extreme weather conditions around the world are also serious.
A shocking forecast of what climate change could cause, and how we'll be effected
1. Global sea levels could rise by almost a metre by 21st century.
2. Climate change may drive more of a quarter of land animals and plant species to extinction.
3. Heavy floods may now occur more frequently.
4. Exposure to higher levels of UV light could result in a further 5,000 deaths a year from skin cancer.
5. London and parts of the South East will be at greater risk of flooding.
A Sustainable Energy Prospect
By following the proper techniques of saving energy we should be able to noticeably reduce the amount of fossil fuel that we use and make it possible for the rest of the world to develop without the dependence on fossil fuels that our own industrial revolution required. We have already affected our climate and will have to become accustomed to the estimated changes but by executing a sustainable energy future.
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