Yesterday news outlets across the country aired stories about the effect that wind farms may be having on temperature.
Climatedepot.com‘s Marc Morano said the following on “Your World with Neil Cavuto“:
“A new study is dealing a blow to the wind turbines that taxpayers are backing. The study shows that wind farms are fueling higher temperatures on the ground. These things are poster children for addressing global warming; now they’re contributing to it?”
- The study just published in the journal Nature Climate Change performed in Texas indicates a 1.3 degree F increase in temperatures on the ground around these wind mills.
- What they are finding is the more wind mills, the greater the warming.
- Those turbines are pulling down the warmer air above and mixing in all the cooler air.
- They are having a marked increase in warmth.
- People are calling the issue the “wind heat island effect.”
- Unfortunately, it’s a government policy to subsidize energy that does not work.
- Worldwide 0% (using whole numbers) of energy is coming from wind; less than half a percent if you round.
- In the UK in winter, they’re finding it takes more energy to heat the turbines (to keep them from freezing) than they produce.
- 100 times the subsidy goes to wind and solar power than oil and gas. Oil and gas produce massive amounts of energy; wind and solar don’t.
- One of the chief proponents of global warming, James Lovelock, has now recanted his alarmism. He’s the same man who is now saying that Europe’s reliance on wind power will be one of the greatest follies of the 21st century.
- Even the big green gurus are reconsidering wind and reconsidering the reason we have these wind mandates–fear of man-made global warming.
More on the recent study from USA Today:
The study, published online this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, used satellite data to analyze land surface temperatures near a few large wind farms in Texas from 2003 through 2011. It found a night-time warming effect over the farms of up to 0.72 degrees Celsius per decade. It says the turbines act like fans to pull down warmer air from the atmosphere closer to the ground.
More on James Lovelock from the Toronto Sun:
James Lovelock, one of the world’s most revered environmentalists and scientists, has admitted to being an “alarmist” about climate change.
Lovelock–whose books predicted billions of people would be dead by the end of this century because of global warming and the last “breeding pairs” of people would have to live at the polar regions–now admits he went too far. The 92-year-old now says his warnings were too alarmist, and that he and many others, including former U.S. vice-president Al Gore, were “extrapolating too far” from computer models.
“The climate is doing its usual tricks. There’s nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now,” he told MSNBC. ”The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time … it (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising — carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that.”
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