22 January 2009

Antarctica and solar power

It has been discovered that part of the Antarctica is melting and over the last fifty years the temperatures have increased.Now scientists are not sure if that is due to the Greenhouse effect or it is a natural cycle.We haven't been on the planet long enough to know what sort of cycles the Earth goes through.
Yet on thing is certain..."we are not helping".
Yet the Antarctica can also help with renewable energy.In the summer months it can produce a huge amount of energy because of the suns reflection on the snow.This has been used by the bases that are situated on the Antarctica.They are using solar panels to generate energy for their bases and also wind power can be used as Antarctica is one of the windiest places on the planet.

No comments: