Climate change is a problem that the whole world must overcome together. It is such a problem that we will have to consume much more electricity to cool down in summer and warm up in winter. Countries that do not strengthen their electricity infrastructure will also be plagued by power outages.
Isparta has been experiencing power outages since last Thursday and the public is in great distress. In recent weeks, the same problems had been experienced in our country; Roads and energy were not accessible from time to time in our country under the influence of snowstorms. The biggest cause of power outages is extreme weather and inadequate infrastructure brought on by climate change.
Similar situations have been happening in the U.S. for some time. In some states, people have been experiencing power outages for weeks; transport routes and flights are being blocked. A December study found that the U.S. electricity needs could not be met in the 2030s due to climate change worldwide and that infrastructure would be inadequate. Of course, this research only includes the United States, but there is a situation where there is no electricity in Isparta, which is one of the hottest agendas in our country. Therefore, it is not necessary to be an expert to say that climate change will cause power outages not only in the United States but all over the world.
Due to climate change, we will need to consume much more electricity to warm up and cool down
“Climate change is causing temperatures to rise worldwide,” the researchers wrote. As temperatures rise, as people try to stay cool, the demand for air conditioners increases accordingly. In some U.S. states, the average household can last up to 14 days without air conditioning. This will disproportionately affect communities” lives.
The research suggests that air conditioning efficiency will need an improvement of 1 percent to 8 percent to meet the growing demand for air conditioning in most states. If that doesn’t happen, the U.S. won’t be able to provide enough electricity to meet demand. This suggests that if the infrastructure is not refurbished and strengthened, power outages will increase.
As we say, although this research covers the United States, climate change affects not only the United States, but the whole world, and the whole world needs to strengthen its electrical infrastructure to meet this electricity needs. In addition, energy efficiency and savings should be treated more seriously than ever before. Otherwise, Isparta won’t be the only province struggling with a power outage.