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Renewable energy can halt the extinction of species

One important outcome of introducing renewable energy is that it mitigates deforestation caused by the felling of trees for firewood….The main reason for climate change and deforestation is the increasing consumption of fossil fuels and high energy demand…

Renewable energy sources may save precious humanity from extinction Green drive mitigates the devastating effects of deforestation. gulfnews : By Binsal Abdul Kader and Rayeesa Absal,   October 3, 2010 Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi: Scientists estimate that between 150 and 200 species of life become extinct every 24 hours — a phenomenon threatening the very survival of human beings on Earth.However, renewable energy can save biodiversity and mitigate the threat to humanity, according to a presentation delivered at the 11th World Renewable Energy Congress held in Abu Dhabi recently.

One important outcome of introducing renewable energy is that it mitigates deforestation caused by the felling of trees for firewood.

Fossil fuel consumption

The main reason for climate change and deforestation is the increasing consumption of fossil fuels and high energy demand…

An estimated 40 per cent of the global economy is based on biological products and processes, according to the United Nations (UN).

The world’s forests, wetlands, coral reefs and other precious ecosystems and the rich biodiversity they harbour provide trillions of dollars worth of benefits each year. They feed and clothe human population, control floods and pollinate crops.

Promoting renewable energy in deprived and remote areas is an important step to reduce the loss of biodiversity through community mobilisation, according to a presentation delivered by M. Abbaspour of the Graduate College of Environment and Energy, Science and Research at Iran’s Islamic Azad University………

“Climate change is forecast to become one of the biggest threats to biodiversity,” the UN Convention on Biological Diversity said. “Approximately 20-30 per cent of plant and animal species assessed so far are likely to be at greater risk of extinction if increases in global average temperature exceed 1.5 to 2.5 [degrees] Celsius”.

Source: UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)

gulfnews : Renewable energy sources may save precious humanity from extinction

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