HOME          CATEGORIES          OUR TAKE

New Antarctic station is carbon-free

One argument preventing more widespread use of renewable energy sources is that they may not be reliable or available in many areas.  Take for example solar energy.  It won’t work well in areas that don’t receive much sun, right? 

With the recent opening of Belgium’s Princess Elisabeth station in East Antarctica, scientists now feel they have proof that there might not be as much strength to that argument as previously thought. Surrounded by  a vast, icy emptiness, the new station is carbon-free, releasing no greenhouse gases (which contribute to climate change) and is powered solely by the sun and wind.  Within the station, water is recycled through the use of micro-organisms.  Scientists believe that if renewable energy can be used in such a harsh environment, what’s to stop it from being used in more habitable parts of the globe. 

Now that the station is up and running, it will serve as a research lab for global scientists studying the Antarctic ice shelf.  The continent is extremely vulnerable to warming temperatures and melting of Antarctica ice shelves increases the flooding threat for many coastal populations.

Comment on this article

ClimateYou moderates comments to facilitate an informed, substantive, civil conversation. Abusive, profane, self-promotional, misleading, incoherent or off-topic comments will be rejected. Moderators are staffed during regular business hours (New York time) and can only accept comments written in English.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


More Posts Like This


Heatwaves Are Becoming Normal Today By City Tech Blogger Shuaixiang Feng

  Heatwaves are a period of sweltering weather. While the heat waves occur in that area, animals and humans cannot be exposed to the heat for long periods of time due to heatstroke. Typically, the average temperature of a heatwave can reach 90°F, but a heatwave means here


Biden is Right to push for Climate Agenda on Economic grounds

In Biden’s 1st SOTU, he doubled down on his climate agenda, asserting that it would save Americans $500/year in energy costs. He promised to build 500,000 charging stations, upgrade miles of highways, and modernize the nation’s ports and airports, all to lower transportation costs for Americans. He said

Take action in the fight against climate change