How Global Warming and Climate Change Affect Renewable Energy Sources

Global warming and climate change are used interchangeably, but the term climate change is broader and more comprehensive, as it includes both global warming and its effects, such as changes in precipitation and impacts that vary by region.
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Global warming and climate change highlighted renewable energy challenges

How Global Warming and Climate Change Affect Renewable Energy Sources

Global Warming and Climate Change

Global warming is a long-term rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system.
Global warming is an aspect of climate change that is demonstrated by temperature measurements and the multiple effects of warming.

The term usually refers to observed warming mainly by humans from pre-industrial time and its expected continuity, although there are signs of global warming in earlier periods.

Global warming and climate change are one of the most important challenges facing the world in the 21st century. The global average air temperature at the Earth's surface increased by 1.9 ° C during the 100 years ending in 2009.

Impacts of Global Warming and Climate Change on Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable energy includes all forms of energy produced from renewable sources in a sustainable manner, particularly wind and solar energy, wave and tidal power, geothermal energy, biomass energy Hydropower, and other emerging forms of renewable energy.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), "global average temperatures have increased significantly since the mid-20th century, due to an increase in greenhouse gases emitted by human activities."

Scientists and experts warn of the increasing and continuing deterioration of the situation on the planet and the risks of increasing this phenomenon, especially on the ice stock on the planet.

Whereas the rate of melting of the Arctic and Antarctic ice continues to increase, which will inevitably lead to their disappearance at the end of this century due to the steady annual increase in greenhouse gas emissions, and consequently the gradual and continuous rise in global temperature.

They believe the world is experiencing signs of climate change and dangerous global warming, and their devastating impact is multiplying year after year across the globe. 

The persistence of climate change, rising air temperature and an increasing global warming problem are causing the spread of the “greenhouse” phenomenon in various continents of the world.

These effects have been evident in increasing the amount and type of annual natural disasters around the globe, such as severe flooding in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, as well as the number and severity of serious hurricanes and forest fires around the world.

The renewable energy sector actively contributes to reducing these negative phenomena by providing practical solutions that can reduce harmful emissions or the negative effects of traditional industries on the environment.

The renewable energy sector is working to create new sources of energy at a low cost, either through new sources based on modern technology capable of providing energy sources to consumers at low cost, or through energy derived from natural renewable sources (wind, water, sun, biofuels, etc.).

Most of the renewable energy production methods have become low cost with the help of modern technology and scientific development in this field.

Experts say that for the cost of continuity of production, renewable energy will become the optimal energy option in terms of final costs for governments or individuals alike.

In addition to the superiority of renewable sources in terms of their direct environmental impacts over their conventional counterparts such as coal. 

The start-up costs are somewhat comparable to conventional sources, especially hydrocarbon energy, especially at current energy commodity prices.

However, as commodity prices continue to rise to record levels as expected in the medium and long term in light of declining supply and scarcity of resources, even with the current cost option of exploiting renewable energy sources, it remains economically feasible in addition to other strategic benefits such as sustainable energy security.

Some countries are contributing to efforts to reduce climate change, recognizing the risks involved in not taking the necessary action and present important opportunities such as new clean energy technologies that will play an important role in economic growth in the coming decades.

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