Uh-oh! Wind farms changing weather and climate

They have long been championed as a way to combat global warming by creating clean energy. But wind farms can actually alter the climate according to a new study by a group of American scientists.

Wind farms can actually INCREASE climate change by raising temperatures and causing downpours, warn academics
By CHRIS SLACK

They have long been championed as a way to combat global warming by creating clean energy.

But wind farms can actually alter the climate according to a new study by a group of American scientists.
The team from the University of Illinois found that daytime temperatures around wind farms can fall by as much as 4C, while at night temperatures can increase.

The study found that currently the effect is restricted to areas near to the turbines, but the increase in larger farms could create weather changes on a regional scale.

The study was led by Somnath Roy, assistant professor of atmospheric sciences at the university, with the San Gorgonio wind farm in California the focal point of his research.

He found that the day ground temperature behind turbines was up to 4C lower than in front.

He suggested that the turbines’ blades scoop warm from the ground and push the cooler air downwards. This is then reversed at night.

Read more at the Daily Mail

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5 responses to “Uh-oh! Wind farms changing weather and climate

  1. WELL IF THIS IS THE CASE. HOW ABOUT A FREEWAY FULL OF CARS AND TRUCKS TRAVELLING AT
    70 MPH AND ALL THE WIND ITS CREATING? THIS STUDY IS SO ASSENINE: I WISH THESE SCIENTISTS
    GET A REAL JOB GETTING UP IN THE MORNING WITH PAIN AND THEN GO TO A SHOP AND REPAIR ENGINES
    AND COME HOME AND TAKE CARE OF THE HOUSE.ETC.

    GIVE ME A BREAK!

  2. Frank: That’s what you will NEVER get! A Break from Phoney climate-“scientists”, who will someday want you ARRESTED for criticizing their “rice-bowl”(your added taxes/costs directly DUE to their pronoucements and the Anti-human/Anti-business “solutions”). Plus, don’t forget, WE can blog and MAYBE oppose this madness from OUR end. Pity your poor children that are told in school that Polar bears need more ice and range (they’re so cute, but a photo fails to convey that they’d EAT you/yours in a second, preferring you to Seals because there’s less blubber on a human, plus there’s over 25K in the Wild, way more than they need to “sustain” themselves),–and, that Global-warming is occuring(–it’s cooling & will cool, further), and, at the end of things, engine shops should be closed because they rebuild carbon-emitters, “polluting” the Earth. WE KNOW that’s crap, but do our kids? Our kids only know what they’re brain-washed into believing. While you’re phoning your Congressman, tell him to suspend (–through defunding?) the EPA’s new regulations against beef herds, that will double/triple the prices of hamburger. Tell him if he votes for ANY “green(communist)” measures, he won’t get your vote in the next election, and that includes CARB regs and others. The Patriots won, & football’s over for 6-9months. Basketball’s distracting you, but don’t let it. Before Baseball cranks up, call your Congressman and give him your best complaints. ALL new regs from the last several years back, should be scrapped, because they are killing your job/business. You can’t say no more NEW, because a bureau is like the Communists. Advancing 3 steps forward, 2 steps back, so the advance is assured(3-2=1). You have to go back those 3 steps and have the Pol remove/defund regs YEARS back, to stay EVEN with a friendly business climate, NOW. Tell your Pol, NO, you DON’T want clean air and water, because it was getting to where it is now, –cleaner, from regs ten years ago, and those are sufficient. Or better, send a letter, snail-mail. Pols are told 1 letter equals 5,000votes! So when you write & mail a letter, it’s 5,000 Franks, not just Frank Diaz (–May God Bless you & Yours, Frank, in Jesus’ Holy Name, Amen), although, because you are interested, you are a PATRIOT and a WINNER! Now, go mobilize your Army,–write a letter & mail it, and SAVE your job/business from a level of Predatory Regulations, NEVER SEEN BEFORE!

  3. I do know that wind farms out in the ocean “”will” create there own fog bank. As for lowering temperature on inland sites, Sounds like if you live around one that it’s good news, Heat at night, cool in day…won’t need an HVAC unit in your home.

  4. Jek Silberstein

    4 degrees from 110 during our summer would hardly decrease AC-use in Arizona, but if more rain was produced, maybe they’re needed in West Texas where the drought’s been so chronic, lately. With windmill-gas systems, you need two power units:–the wind generator and a gas-fueled generator to cover 90% of the field’s power when there are no winds, is why, I think, windmill-gas systems are such a bad idea. if the EPA allows fracking, gas is all over the place, but they’re trying to shut that down, even though the Canadian LPG-injection doesn’t contaminate any water, because none is used.

  5. Jek Silberstein

    4 degrees from 110 during our summer would hardly decrease AC-use in Arizona, but if more rain was produced, maybe they’re needed in West Texas where the drought’s been so chronic, lately. With windmill-gas systems, you need two power units:–the wind generator and a gas-fueled generator to cover 90% of the field’s power when there are no winds, is why, I think, windmill-gas systems are such a bad idea. if the EPA allows fracking, gas is all over the place, but they’re trying to shut that down, even though the Canadian LPG-injection doesn’t contaminate any water, because none is used. Ha! When I started the 1st post, the Patriots were winning. But the Giants won it, again, good for them! I was wrong on that Patriot-win, at that point.

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