Monday, 30 April 2012

Wind farms cause global warming!

This Telegraph report reveals that:
'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 a centigrade 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 would be funny if it were not so bloody predictable. Just as predictable is that a) the BBC will ignore the report, b) the climate-change fanatics will continue to push wind-power as the saviour of the planet Earth and c) the power companies and landowners will continue to make money off of people's stupidity.

Thanks to Devils Kitchen for the spot. Devils Kitchen also summarises:
' wind farms cost billions in subsidies, transfer money from the poor to the rich, slice up rare wild birds, dice up bats by the hundred, emit more CO2 in their construction than they save over a lifetime, don't generate any worthwhile or consistent electrical power.

And now they cause climate change...?'


David Ramsbotham said...

The dash for cash and politics, not saving the planet, are the driving forces behind wind energy.

Are you disillusioned by rising electricity prices, over dependence on the “green” dream [especially uneconomical and inefficient wind farms] and the destruction of our countryside then please object to the Government at

or by GOOGLING “E-PETITION 22958″ and following the link.

Alex said...

This whole report is a complete nonsense. If wind turbines stir up the atmosphere they don't have any impact on the total amount of heat retained by the atmosphere, just as stirring up a fruit cake mixture doesn't change the number of currants that end up in the cake.

Mike Barnard said...

Very localized and minor temperature increases under wind turbines is hardly climate change. The researcher started this by overstating his results substantially and indulging in unfounded speculation. Fox News and others predictably leapt upon it. To create even minor impacts, literally all energy generation on earth would have to be converted to wind energy. And of course, the net result of that would be positive as all of the fossil fuel generation which has very proven and real impacts on the climate would be gone.