Although I certainly believe that renewable energy is preferable to fossil fuel burning, I’ve been thinking, is it not possible that these options will cause their own forms of climate change? For example, wind turbines should cause a small decrease in wind speed, and as climate is a chaotic system who knows what the end result could be due to the “butterfly effect.”
Likewise, hydroelectricity should cause a change in surface heat retention (due to the fact that water retains heat longer than solid ground), whilst solar power will increase the reflective properties of the ground possibly reducing surface heat take-up.
What are your opinions on this?
Also, what options do you think we have instead? Do we have ANY?
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