The Effects Of Climate Change In The Sea Level

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Climate change poses an issue for many regions. This is true especially for coastal regions below sea level. The logistics of trying to counteract the effects of climate change are seemingly ridiculous. For regions like Southern Florida, the effects of climate change are severe to the point that they cannot be mitigated with tradition methods of dealing with a rise in sea level. Some short term solutions involve creating bigger and bigger pumps to transport the water away from important areas, but as the sea continues to rise pumps cannot realistically keep up. Not to mention how much energy these massive pumps consume moving the water away [2]. So given the massive rise in sea level due to climate change, perhaps we can just leave those old …show more content…
What is efficient, is moving to low-carbon power sources. Low-carbon energy sources are just power sources that produce energy with substantially lower amounts of carbon dioxide emissions [3].Examples would be renewables like windmills or solar panels. Their carbon dioxide emissions only come manufacturing, and they are remarkably lower than burning fossil fuels all while not producing carbon dioxide while in operation [3]. By reducing our output of greenhouse gases we can prevent all these issues from occurring, and lower their current impact. Implementing solar and wind power would cut the current output of greenhouse gases by a significant margin [1, 3, …show more content…
Because their research and development covers so many fields, there technologies pay tribute to projects and technologies involving those fields. Innovations that can be used for mechanical parts in cars, electrical power delivery systems, and efficient structural design are all being complimented by wind technology [3]. Wind is also versatile. Some designs have solar cells which allows turbines to gather a large amount of power with a very small footprint, by gathering both wind and solar energy. There are other big innovations like smoke stack turbines which are turned from the smoke coming from power plants. They act much like a turbo charge in a car, relying on pressurized combustion exhaust. They are helping with the transition to wind by improving the current efficiently of some power plants [3]. Wind is not the only player however. Solar cells have been taking large strides and advancing as well. The very first solar cells where only about 2% efficient. This improved, and in 1961 a series of solar cells were designed to provide electricity to 256 lighthouses off the coast of Japan. The very first implementation was on the Ogami Island Lighthouse in 1966 [4]. The cells were designed to provide constant operation regardless of the harsh conditions present, like the large waves and gusts of wind. They completely replaced the diesel generators that were previously used. Keep in mind that this is 54

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