Hydropower and climate change

hydroelectric power

El climate change It is causing environmental, economic and social consequences in various areas of the planet, negatively affecting millions of people and it is expected that this situation will continue to worsen.

One aspect to keep in mind is that most countries have areas or regions that are supplied with hydroelectric power that may be affected. Due to climate change, it is expected that the mid-latitude areas of the planet will suffer a decrease in the flow of water from rivers and lakes that produce electricity.

In the world there are thousands of dams of all sizes that supply electricity to millions of people.

Hydroelectricity requires constant flows of water to function and as a consequence of climate change there will be a great variability of rainfall and extensive droughts in certain areas where it did not occur before, so it can complicate the production of energy through this source.

Around 60 countries generate most of their electricity from hydroelectric plants, so problems with this source to supply energy will cause serious social and economic situations.

Currently the hydroelectric power capacity is approximately 900 Gigawatts.

The situation is critical since a third of the great rivers of the world have lowered their flow and some are running out of water. Faced with this scenario, it is very difficult to predict what the future of hydroelectric energy will be in the coming decades.

Each country must analyze its situation since it is not a minor problem, the Energy production The hydroelectric plant will be affected by climate change and this will generate important complications in its operation as well as the deterioration of the population's quality of life.

Taking measures to prevent the situation from getting more complicated is important, such as changing the energy model for one that is not dependent on any power source. Instead, use a mix of sources that allows you to efficiently handle fluctuations due to changes in environmental conditions.

Climate change is a serious problem that must begin to be solved today, we cannot wait for tomorrow, because the consequences can be irreversible and catastrophic for large areas of the planet.

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  1.   Yuriitzy Torres Castro said

    It seemed very good to me but I would not have liked to know more consequences

  2.   to see said

    "Make a mix", seriously, mix