Last week, reports came out that the Carteret Islanders of Papua New Guinea, the world’s first official climate-change refugees, had left their island home for good. The island is expected to be totally underwater by 2015.
This milestone was yet another reminder that we desperately need to switch over to greener, renewable energy sources. One of the most popular energy sources, wind energy, is often derided because a) it’s ugly, b) it can cause serious harm to local birds who fly into the turbine blades and get hurt or killed, and c) wind doesn’t blow all the time, so it’s unreliable. These are all fair points (though it’s beyond me how a windmill is uglier than a power plant), but Altaeros Energies may have the answer: BATs.