Climate activists have raised concerns about the number of power plants planned for development in Asia, but the threat of climate change appears to be just one reason to think twice about building new power plants in the region. According to a new study, water shortages in Asia could make it increasingly difficult to cool new power plants. One of the impacts of climate change is that the weather is changing, which leads to more extreme events — more torrential downpours and more droughts, Jeffrey Bielicki, an associate professor of civil engineering and public policy at Ohio State University, said in a news release. The power plants — coal, nuclear and natural gas power plants — require water for cooling, so when you don’t have the rain, you don’t have the stream flow, you can’t cool the power plant. In many parts of the world, […]