Visual Impact of Renewable Energy Infrastructure: Implications for Deployment and Public Perception Martin Beer 


1. Introduction

In recent years, the state of various components of the environment and society can be characterized by the word crisis. While we have moved on from the term global warming to climate change, the current environmental problems extend beyond climate change and its negative impacts. Therefore, a more appropriate term for the current state is environmental poly-crisis. Although the negative impacts on the environment, such as pollution [1], deforestation and biodiversity loss [2], ocean acidification [3], or ozone layer depletion [4], are significant, the most significant threat is climate change. According to the latest report from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [5], the consequences of climate change on society are alarming, and there is only a small chance of fully reversing them. The trajectories of greenhouse gas emissions and the resulting increase in global temperature indicate scenarios of future development that are rather negative [6]. One way to mitigate climate changes and global temperature rise is to reduce the use of fossil fuels, which are associated with the emission of a large volume of greenhouse gases [7]. 

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