Monday, 30 April 2012

Wind farms can cause climate change, finds new study

Wind farms can cause climate change, finds new study: ... very interesting findings, who knew??? wonder how pro-wind farms are going to argue that wind farms are environmentally friendly... this is in addition to the effects wind farms have on bird population/migration, noise they make etc...
"Wind farms can cause climate change, according to new research, that shows for the first time the new technology is already pushing up temperatures.
Usually at night the air closer to the ground becomes colder when the sun goes down and the earth cools.
But on huge wind farms the motion of the turbines mixes the air higher in the atmosphere that is warmer, pushing up the overall temperature.
Satellite data over a large area in Texas, that is now covered by four of the world's largest wind farms, found that over a decade the local temperature went up by almost 1C as more turbines are built.
This could have long term effects on wildlife living in the immediate areas of larger wind farms.
It could also affect regional weather patterns as warmer areas affect the formation of cloud and even wind speeds.
This is the direct link to the Nature Climate Change journal lwhere this paper is published:

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