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Ayan Mohamud, Writer • May 15, 2024
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May 15, 2024

Renewable energy and its journey to end climate change

Renewable energy has been around for a while but it has recently made headlines these past couple of years why is that?

  What is renewable energy? 

 Many people may ask what reusable energy is renewable energy is energy that is derived from natural sources that are replenished at a higher rate than they are consumed. You may not know it but natural energy sources are all around you some of the biggest renewable energy sources are produced by 2 out of the 4 natural elements water and air. ocean energy comes from thermal and kinetic energy and wind energy comes from the kinetic energy of moving windmills.

Climate change

 Climate change is a long time shift in the world’s weather and temperatures usually for the worst. Earth’s temperature has risen 0.11 degrees Fahrenheit since 2014. This is not normal and the temperature will only rise from here. There is a solution “Net-zero” Net zero is when the use of carbon products is reduced extremely which minimizes the amount of toxins that can be absorbed which makes it so there is nothing to very little toxins in the earth’s atmosphere. This change is not easy this has been mankind’s greatest difficulty because almost everything releases

https://dotdigital.com/blog/net-zero-by-2030/

into the atmosphere such as cars, trains, and fossil fuels. Fossil fuels such as coal are not natural resources because they get burned and pollute the air extremely. 

Net-zero progress 

 140+ countries are making efforts to go net-zero including the United States. 9,000 companies, 1000 cities, 1000, and 900 schools have joined this race to beat climate change. Many people believe we will be net-zero by 2050 this Is justly false because it seems as if we are only going backward by 2030 greenhouse gas emissions will be up 9% to be completely net-zero by 2050 a 45 % cut would need to be enforced. Before the COP 2026 many countries have revised their climate plans but, with time running out it is crucial that something is done now and not later.

As a regular high school student, There is still so much you can do. Call your lawmakers, make your voice heard, and join the race to net zero!

 

https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/net-zero-coalition

https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/what-is-renewable-energy#:~:text=Renewable%20energy%20is%20energy%20derived,that%20are%20constantly%20being%20replenished.

https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-global-temperature

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Ayan Mohamud, Staff Writer
Hello, my name is Ayan Mohamud and I am a sophomore here at Hunter High School. Some of the things I like to do are hang out with family/friends and bake I am excited for this school year to further my passion for journalism and strengthen my writing, I can not wait to write more stories and progress as the year goes on!

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