'Wind farms can cause climate change, according to new research, that shows for the first time the new technology is already pushing up temperatures.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.
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.'
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...?'