Essay about The Sun Is Responsible For Earth 's Climate And Weather

1166 Words Dec 1st, 2016 5 Pages
At a whopping 15 million degrees C, the 4.6 billion year old sun is responsible for Earth 's climate and weather. We rely so much on the sun without even realizing it—it 's the reason we even exist. Dennis Cui from Young Scientists Journal says that "The Sun has been, and always will be, the Earth 's largest energy reservoir-it powers every living system, from plant photosynthesis to every node of the food web. Humans, like all other organisms, depend on sunlight" (6-10). Why not use the sun even more? Taking the sun 's energy to create a harmless, clean source of power is better than most of our current means of power. Solar power is already implemented in everyday things. For example, ever notice new street lights or new crosswalk traffic signs? Notice the small black panels on the tops of those? That 's solar power, and it 's in places you wouldn 't even think. Some franchises, like Target, have some of their buildings powered with solar power, by having dozens of solar panels on their roofs! Solar power is a form of energy that is better for the environment and is an expensive but efficient upgrade.
The power we currently use, aside from fossil fuels, is hydropower and wind power. Hydropower is the conversion of fast flowing water through turbines to produce power. As an author for the National Geographic says, the energy has been around for centuries. "Hydroelectric power provides almost one-fifth of the world 's electricity. China, Canada, Brazil, the United States,…

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