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Critical Global Warming threats to Renewable Energy
« on: November 05, 2018, 11:44:55 PM »
It very much comes across that climate scientists are not disaster planners and haven't fully thought out their demand for renewable energy.  Below is a list of what I see as threats to solar, wind, and even the dangers of hydro-electricity:

1) We are seeing extreme winters as the cold arctic air is flushed south resulting in Extreme snow.  For what it's worth, extreme snow may yet be one of the worse/unsustainable aspects of global warming we're just starting to see this past couple years.  Not only can it BURRY solar panels in feet of snow lasting six months, one might argue that a mere 7' in certain/unprepared regions would be enough to fully collapse a region itself.

2) Extreme Ice which we've not seen as dramatically--which severly impacted Canada a few years back--is another danger that can not only cut off solar power put STOP wind turbines and down an entire regions GRID.

3) With CAPE atmospheric readings in the central US and sometimes even in Europe hitting over 7,000 and who knows how bad that'll be in 20-40 years (10,000?), it also seems we need to worry a great deal more about Extreme Hail.  We are seeing hail into Saudi Arabia and here too... get a storm big enough and entire regions of not only cars, but homes and buildings can be essentially wiped out with just a single storm.  Hail the size of softballs??  Think we already past that.

4) Any grid or electrical device is at danger to 1859 level Solar storms which threw sparks from ordinary metal objects that weren't even electrified.  Although this has nothing to do with global warming, it still is a danger regardless!  The military way to counter EMP/Solar storms is by encasing electronics in Copper and double-braided wire.

5) Solar/Wind FARMS are the worst idea possible as it does not take advantage of solar/wind energy to produce power 'right at the location needed' and instead puts all its eggs in one basket and as we see in every disaster the GRID itself is as vulnerable and can go down for months as we've seen twice in the US this past year. 

6) Solar farms and wind turbines are themselves vulnerable to Tornados and Super storms, not to mention often being built in areas easily flooded. 

7) we are all anticipating drastic changes to the Jet stream and thus what happens in high wind energy areas if we lose the Jet stream or it radically shifts causing relatively stable air over most land masses? 

8) This past year we've seen week long wildfire BLACKOUTS from all the smoke and indeed this forest fire effect is largely expected to get far worse.

9) Three times in the 1800s we've had VEI6-7 volcanic events that also caused reduced solar energy such as the year without summer.  Some particular events can cover entire regions in concrete like ash and burry poorly located solar collectors.

10) Dams are a single kill point for an entire region if they happen to be damaged/overtopped/cause reservoir tsunamis or be attacked.  Dams should never be as large as they are... perhaps building 5 smaller ones in a row so as not to risk so much???  The overtopping and washing out of dams in these heavy rain conditions seems to be one of the largest most deadly problems we face as if flash flooding isn't bad enough on its own!

11) I was shocked to learn Geo-thermal energy is HARDLY the Green energy it claims... pumping what... acid into the ground?  Kinda coincidence that the recent Kilawaea volcanic event in Hawaii happened to rupture all around the Geo thermal plant... Perhaps by drilling or even FRACKING the ground they broke some internal magma dam that caused the whole event???

12) You also need to worry about the longevity of anything you build... Since collapse of one kind or another is possible if not likely even under ideal situations, we have to build things that last so that we can count on them in times of months/years-long power outages.  Wind Turbines I was shocked to learn only last like five years??

I'm not at all a fan of nuclear energy, but I see no way to get around the need for a backup to these green energy systems that are so volnerable.  I hope one day we can develope Micro reactors even smaller than that on Submarines that are so small they can be 'TRUCKED AWAY' if anything every happens to them. Recently the military started to develop micro reactors for small bases!

« Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 03:33:24 PM by Eco-Author »
Self-sufficiency and Durability to disasters are the absolute keys to nearly any disaster you can think of such as War, economic collapse, pandemics, Global warming, quakes, volcanoes, Hurricanes... all of which put solar farms etc. and power grids at risk!

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Re: Critical Global Warming threats to Renewable Energy
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2018, 09:32:45 AM »
Massive dust storms are also on the rise effecting solar!
Self-sufficiency and Durability to disasters are the absolute keys to nearly any disaster you can think of such as War, economic collapse, pandemics, Global warming, quakes, volcanoes, Hurricanes... all of which put solar farms etc. and power grids at risk!