Energy Production and Its Effects
So I've been thinking, and it seems to me that even the 'clean' energy sources have the potential to affect our environment. Wouldn't vast wind farms impact local climates? Wouldn't large amounts of solar fields lower the amount of heat taken in by the Earth? If any of these alternative energy sources becomes large scale, don't they have potential to adversely affect our environment? I realize that the impact is likely less than that of CO2, but still, wouldn't it happen?
Knowing, this, is nuclear actually a better route (most notably *if* fusion proves viable)? I understand it still produces waste, but if that is the only impact it has on the environment, wouldn't we have more control over said impact, because the waste is in our hands, instead of our atmosphere?
Just some food for thought.