By Eric Worrall – Re-Blogged From WUWT
“If we let these developments go ahead, the biodiversity will be gone long before climate change starts affecting it”
Climate change: Green energy plant threat to wilderness areas
By Matt McGrathEnvironment correspondent
Wind, solar and hydro power installations pose a growing threat to key conservation areas, say researchers.
Researchers found that over 2,200 green energy plants have been built within the boundaries of the Earth’s remaining wilderness.
They say that around 17% of renewable facilities globally are located in protected regions.
A further 900 plants are now being developed in key areas of biodiversity.