Wind Farms Cause Localised Warming At Night, But It Is Nice Eco Warming
Apart from turning birds of prey into raptor mince, bursting the lungs of bats flying nearby, destroying the environment where they are manufactured, producing an unreliable electricity supply, pushing up energy costs with their lifeline of Green subsidy, wind farms now cause localised warming at night and very large wind farms have the potential to alter weather systems as well.
A study by the University of Illinois shows that wind farms decrease day time temperatures slightly and increase night time temperatures:
But wind can affect local climates, making it cooler in the day and warmer at night, according to research from the University of Illinois. The lead researcher, U of I atmospheric sciences professor Somnath Baidya Roy, worked on the study with Neil Kelley, a principal scientist at the National Wind Technology Center. Roy had earlier proposed a model describing the local climate impact of wind farms. Kelley had collected temperature data from a wind farm in San Gorgonio, California, in 1989.
Side by side, the model and data confirmed each other.
“The study found that the area immediately surrounding turbines was slightly cooler during the day and slightly warmer at night than the rest of the region,” according to a description on ScienceDaily.
According to Roy, when turning turbine rotors generate turbulence, upper-level air is pulled down toward the surface, and surface-level air is pushed up.
The mention of any form of man made warming should have the ecomentalists baying for the end of wind power and predicting localised environmental holocaust, instead the Big Green Spin Machine has gone into overdrive to try and spin the bad news, Damian Carrington in the Guardian:
“Overall, the warming effect reported in our study is local and is small compared to the strong year-to-year changes” that result from natural variation, said Zhou. The study is published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
He told the Guardian that his results could not be used as an justification for blocking new windfarms. “The warming might have positive effects,”
The usual hypocrisy and Greenwash from Carrington when it comes to wind farms, warming caused by a wind farm could have positive effects, warming caused by fossil fuels could only have negative effects, so it is not the warming that matters, but how the warming comes about that defines if the warming has a positive or negative effect.
Posted on April 30, 2012, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Climate Change, Green Jobs Lie, Green Lies, Renewables, Sustainable Development, Wind Power and tagged Greenwash, Wind Farms, Wind Farms cause warming. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.