The Sahara Desert in Africa is not a hot and dangerous expanse. It is a great source of sun and wind, a prime location for solar and wind energy.
The installation of clean energy and the abandonment of fossil fuels would prove benefits for pollution, but they could also have other advantages.
Green energy can directly transform the African climate
What could be more beneficial than green energy? Studies have shown that it could also create more rain. Yes, you read that correctly. Equipping the Sahara desert with clean energy can bring the much-awaited rain to Africa.
A 2018 study he developed mathematical models to see what the environmental result would be if he equipped the Sahara desert with wind turbines and solar panels.
To begin with, the study (published in the prestigious scientific journal Science) assessed the power that turbines and solar panels could produce. Well, green energy would produce four times more power in a year than the entire human race uses in a year.
But that's not all
The study found that the weather has become warmer, except in the Sahel region, where the temperature has decreased slightly due to an increase in plants. And where do those plants come from? From an increase in rain.
Once this happened, the plants themselves caused even more rain. Rain then produced a more conducive environment for plant growth, and so on. In other words, it is a positive circuit that can make the Sahel region full of lush green plants.
Now I only have one question left. Why haven't we equipped the Sahara desert with clean energy yet?