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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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Barnes Ice Cap shrinking more and more by City Tech Blogger Kristina Colon

The Barnes Ice Cap, considered the last remaining piece of the major glacier Laurentide Ice Sheet that once blanketed Canada and much of the northern United States  is being threatened by global warming a new study says. In a recent article by Brian Kahn at ClimateCentral.org, he wrote “Humans are in the process of changing the planet in a way that hasn’t happened in 2.6 million years.”

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The ice cap reached stability on Baffin Island 2,000 years ago. But rising temperatures has made the island stable no longer, and as a result, the bowling pin shaped Barnes Ice Cap is becoming smaller and smaller. The ice cap started getting smaller at a steady pace around the 1990’s and as of now, is only the size of the state of Delaware. The blame is attributed to human carbon pollution which has driven up global temperatures. Scientists say if rising temperatures keep up at the same pace, the Banes Ice Cap will be gone in 300 years.

 
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Climate Change & the future of Africa by City Tech Blogger Thierno Ibrahima Diallo

Africa is the continent which is facing terrible consequences due to the climate change. According to the article written by Claudia ten Have of United Nations University, published in July 06th 2008, titled “Africa and Climate Change”, many deleterious changes from climate change is to be expected for the future. According to Claudia, “Africa is set to experience:

  • Significant increases in temperature by 2010, particularly in the Sahel and part of southern Africa;
  • Dramatic decreases in precipitation, declining by more than 20% compared to levels 20 years ago; and
  • More frequent and intense tropical storms—parts of the continent will see a 20% increase in cyclone activity.”

It is urgent that the leaders from each part of the world contribute in the amelioration of greenhouse gases.

 

 
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