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Solar & Renewable Energy forges ahead in India by City Tech Blogger Branden Harris

India is moving swiftly in the direction of a greener future and is on track to exceed expectations towards achieving their goals on renewable energy. According to a Climate Central article, India is the world’s third largest carbon polluter and the country has pledged to dramatically increase its renewable energy capacity and limit catastrophic temperature increases. The price of solar energy gas already dropped due to the falling of cost in borrowing money aiding in the record low prices this year. By 2022, India aims to have the capacity to generate 175 gigawatts of power from solar, biomass and wind energy.

 
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Increasing Sahel storms in West Africa by City-Tech Blogger Mariano Huaman

A new study has found that in West Africa Sahel climate change is making a difference in the storms. This area is between the Atlantic and the Red Sea. Climate change impacts has upset rainfall patterns making storms three times stronger than in the previous years. Sahel storms are considered among the most powerful around the world. In 2009, they caused flooding in Burkina Faso forcing 150,000 families to leave their homes. Scientists predict that in three decades, global warming will cause extreme events such as droughts, floods, heat waves and tropical cyclones.

 
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OUR TAKE: Solar is here, and it’s inexpensive

Solar plus storage changes everything, and it’s here now, cheaper than ever, and getting even cheaper. Utilities are in big trouble. If the world can generate and store energy from the sun for less than the cost of fossil fuels, it literally changes everything about the energy industry. The dream of using the sun’s abundant energy is becoming a reality.
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It’s Getting Hotter in Rio Grande by City-Tech Blogger Branden Harris

Rio Grande New Mexico has been affected by global warming lately, according to an article on Climate Central. Temperatures have risen at the Upper Rio Grande by approximately 2°F since the 1980s. This rapid rise was caused by natural weather variation and global warming. Scientists have discovered that the low efficiency with which Upper Rio Grande snowpacks have been turning into river water since then was unprecedented for at least 445 years. Fossil fuel pollution and deforestation have led to record breaking heat worldwide for 3 years straight, as well as intensifying droughts. Global warming is happening right now, it’s real and must be taken more seriously.

 
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Warmer Weather benefits some Americans by Mariano Huaman- City-Tech Blogger

In this year global warming has caused a drastic increase in temperatures, which made this winter season much hotter than years before. Some studies have found that this increase in temperatures can have small benefits in America. According to an article by the Associated Press, the benefits can be related to the increase in physical activity by people who would be more inclined to leave their houses and enjoy the warmer weather outdoors. However, this global warming side effect will not be beneficial for everybody. In some states such California, Nevada, and Arizona these high temperatures will keep people inside their houses.  

  

 
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