E.ON Climate and Renewables' Headwater Wind Farm in Madison County is home to 125 wind turbines. Photo by Emily Hunter
E.ON Climate and Renewables' Headwater Wind Farm in Madison County is home to 125 wind turbines. Photo by Emily Hunter
Emily Hunter, Ball State University, For The Star Press

MUNCIE — For years, the world has been facing the aspect of climate change with renewable energy resources such as solar panels, wind farms and hydropower.

If current trends continue, climate change experts warn, these resources will no longer be enough.

An article in the journal, "Nature Climate Change" warned that a "warming scenario will impact renewable energy sources and future energy systems.”

One only need to chart how frequently we see a sunny day in the forecast.

In his own study, FOX59 meteorologist Bryan Wilkes has been tracking the number of overcast days per month in Indiana over the past two years.

“What I’ve found is that very few days have been completely clear,” said Wilkes. “Each of the last 22 months, with the exception of last November (2020), have produced more cloud coverage than normal.”

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