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Should tidal energy be a major part of plans to fight global warming?

  • Absolutely ! The Hope of The Future

    Tidal energy could be a large goal for the future. It is sustainable, emission free, pollution free. In the end the pros weigh out the cons anyways. Instead of building a jetpack,a car that can drive itself or the next iphone why would you not just put your money into something useful. Its already there we might as well?

  • Yes, it is effective.

    It doesn't emit greenhouse gases, it is reliable, not expensive to maintain, and when it is built, it is free. It leaves a very small carbon footprint, and is very beneficial. The advantages of tidal energy outweighs the disadvantages it has. Not many have been installed, but I believe it can steer the world in the right direction

  • YES! Tidal and Wave Energy is the energy of the future

    Tidal energy produces no pollutants and unlike the current fossil fuels, it is a renewable source of energy. As long as we have winds and the sun and moon waves and tides will continue to occur. It is more predictable than wind and solar energy and barrage dams protect coastlines from harsh weather

  • Yes it should

    Tidal energy and wave energy in general have massive potential and they need to be seriously implemented on a global level. Advanced technology that can readily utilize renewable energy is a major part of the solution to global warming and needs to be seriously done right now or else we're screwed.

  • YES! We need to do anything to save the world.

    Well, we LOVE our technology, and we LOVE our factories, but what we don't know is that we are causing global warming. We need to stop using too much energy because it will cause global warming and floods. Well it is so hard to not stop using energy because we want our world to be better. But do we really want to ruin our world? I mean, do we really need jetpacks or robots? Well, we can make that come true if we don't use fossel fuels. So, we need to use energy in a different way.

  • never know how it will turn out

    In today's society many people dont consider how uch effort goes into it unless it gets done. So making tidal power will because today most people dont what happens but the main advantage to it: money. Making this will cost millions, dependeing on the size but also the outcome to that is one will be saving money that would have been spent on the other energy source.

  • Tidal energy can help fight global warming, because it produced naturally, with no emissions.

    Tidal energy has a huge potential to help our world in both supplying our increasing energy needs, and fighting global warming. Being a naturally produced energy source, with no negative emissions, are the keys in how it can help in this way. It is also a hugely abundant, and currently wasted, source of energy that just needs a safe and affordable method of tapping into it. With the right technology, it has the potential to supply a good part of our energy needs, without any appreciable emissions.

    Posted by: BreakableTory86
  • I suppose any form of clean, renewable energy production.

    Tidal energy production should be used to the extent that it does not disrupt marine habitats. The power of the global ocean currents is too strong and too consistent to be ignored. And, this is a source of energy that is not limited or subject to depletion. It makes all the sense in the world.

    Posted by: LivingJimmy
  • Yes, because no means of alternative energy should be ruled out.

    When switching from fossil fuel-based power to environmentally friendly power, all forms must be considered. Tidal energy is a huge potential source of energy, with the force created by tidal waves enough to power cities for a day, or even several days, if harnessed properly. Something like this would be a boon to coastal cities.

    Posted by: TickoNest
  • As one of many currently underused and readily available sources of renewable energy, tidal energy should be developed as part of major plans to fight global warming.

    Global warming is real. Use of traditional carbon-based energy directly contributes to global warming. Switching to every available source of renewable energy will make a major measurable difference in our level of carbon emissions. Tidal energy is a huge, underdeveloped source of clean energy. It should be developed to help fight global warming.

    Posted by: 5l4y3rChr
  • Should put money into other things

    I have researched this and I am sure that tidal energy would damage the aquatic life. However, solar energy is a much cleaner option. Apart from taking a massive ten years to build, it is also expensive. I do like it more then coal, but there are better options available.

  • I am skeptical that there will ever be enough electricity generated from tidal energy to make a significant difference.

    The main problem with renewable energy resources is that they can only account for a very small percentage of the national energy grid. Even doubling the output would increase it from maybe 7 percent to 15 percent. Tidal energy can only be generated in certain locations on the coast and really cannot be expected to be a significant percentage of the national energy grid. While it would be wise to increase it where possible, it will not be major part of the plan to fight global warming.

    Posted by: ddeathnote
  • No, tidal energy should not be a major part of the fight against global warming, because it is too obstructive.

    Tidal energy should not be a major part of the fight against global warming because, for cost-effective and abundant energy to be produced, there will need to be a lot of tidal power plants. These power plants have the potential to impact wildlife, and can present a problem for commerce and waterway travel, by crowding the waterways or taking up large areas of shoreline.

    Posted by: R4yAnych
  • There are better sources of energy that can fight global warming, other than tidal energy

    I believe that tidal energy is not the future. Obviously, it should be looked at. But there are many more promising forms of alternative energies that have been researched more than tidal energy. I think using hydrogen cells, solar, or fusion has more promise than tidal energy. It is just not the future.

    Posted by: M0r3Interior
  • No, I do not think tidal energy is the answer to global warming because it is still a future technology.

    Tidal energy sounds great in theory, but that all it is really: a theory. What scientists have managed to make so far is horribly inefficient in energy production compared to the space taken up. While the research is still ongoing, what they have right now does not produce much power, can be harmful to local sea life and would take up a significant amount of space. The environmental impact may not be as high as building a dam, but tidal energy collectors would still be dumped somewhere and cause interference in a natural habitat.

    Posted by: H_Baird
  • Tidal energy should not be a major component of plans to fight global warming because the technology is not there to render this energy source efficient or dependable.

    Tidal energy should not be considered a major part of plans to combat global warming because there are major holes on the technology side of the equation that renders it ineffective in solving the climate situation. Domestically, we can't even figure out how to effectively implement the infrastructure on the ground to leverage solar and wind power capabilities. Imagine the trouble of figuring out the transport of tidal energy. It doesn't flesh out at this time and therefore should not be a significant component of the global warming fight.

    Posted by: SandDari

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