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(Texas)Wind farms may have warming effect - research
Reuters ^ | 4/29/12 | Nina Chestney

Posted on 04/29/2012 11:01:35 PM PDT by DallasBiff

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) - Large wind farms might have a warming effect on the local climate, research in the United States showed on Sunday, casting a shadow over the long-term sustainability of wind power.

Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels contribute to global warming, which could lead to the melting of glaciers, sea level rise, ocean acidification, crop failure and other devastating effects, scientists say.

In a move to cut such emissions, many nations are moving towards cleaner energy sources such as wind power.

The world's wind farms last year had the capacity to produce 238 gigawatt of electricity at any one time. That was a 21 percent rise on 2010 and capacity is expected to reach nearly 500 gigawatt by the end of 2016 as more, and bigger, farms spring up, according to the Global Wind Energy Council.

Researchers at the State University of New York at Albany analysed the satellite data of areas around large wind farms in Texas, where four of the world's largest farms are located, over the period 2003 to 2011.

The results, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, showed a warming trend of up to 0.72 degrees Celsius per decade in areas over the farms, compared with nearby regions without the farms.

"We attribute this warming primarily to wind farms," the study said. The temperature change could be due to the effects of the energy expelled by farms and the movement and turbulence generated by turbine rotors, it said.

"These changes, if spatially large enough, may have noticeable impacts on local to regional weather and climate," the authors said.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; greenenergy; obama; tboonepickens; texas; windfarms
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Oh my Nina, you must devastated that your god Gaia(aka Gore/Clinton/Obama) is wrong.

BTW, Thank you T Boone Pickens for making Texas warmer, all for a buck and an invitation to a DC garden party.

1 posted on 04/29/2012 11:01:46 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

Dodgy science, squared. Somebody’s confusing “heat transfer” and “heat creation”.


2 posted on 04/29/2012 11:04:42 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy
Dodgy science, squared. Somebody’s confusing “heat transfer” and “heat creation”.

UH? Doesn't heat transfer mitigate your arguement, greenie?

3 posted on 04/29/2012 11:10:04 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: jiggyboy
Report from Reuters.

Let's see now. What's the English word for stupid?...Oh, wait!

4 posted on 04/29/2012 11:14:21 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: DallasBiff

I can also tell you that solar panels will also contribute to global warming. They are black, so they absorb most of the solar energy. Without them a lot of sunlight is reflected back into space. That extra absorbed energy will eventually end up as heat.


5 posted on 04/29/2012 11:17:04 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: stormhill
Let's see now. What's the English word for stupid?...Oh, wait!

Maybe the word for "stupid" is "windfarm".

6 posted on 04/29/2012 11:19:59 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

Texas Wind Farms

7 posted on 04/29/2012 11:20:46 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: DallasBiff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDyxduGzlyM


8 posted on 04/29/2012 11:25:40 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: DallasBiff

Property values will dive as long as we Baby Boomers are croaking. That will be the main remedy against socialist NIMBYs who attend commissioners’ meetings as radical environmentalists. We don’t need no stinking “property values.” We do need to get to some real work (like manufacturing). As for subsidies, all kinds of subsidies should be abolished.

Wind farm illness: Waubra Disease
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYnNQoTcsHY

Protect yourself.

Acoustic Vibration Disease Hat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El2vVl5Figk

66 percent of Tea Party members would agree with having wind turbines near their homes (Saint Consulting Group, poll of 1,000 in US, June, 2011). 73 percent of men agreed but far fewer women.

Environmentalists are against Wind power
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pODvhqSfyeM

Wind turbine syndrome news report
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRCekFYWsPo

Wind Nimby Spanking
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLHOydx2RTA

Wind Nimby Rant
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KurAbrMHu2k

John Stossel Wind Power and NIMBY
[Environmentalists against wind turbines.]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo2rMj8KVtQ


9 posted on 04/29/2012 11:30:14 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: DallasBiff

They kill anything that flies into their blades also. Takes a allot of maintenance to clean their little bodies off of those blades


10 posted on 04/29/2012 11:30:59 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: DallasBiff

I used to put up those windmill thingies in my SimCity game for energy... but they kept blowing up.


11 posted on 04/29/2012 11:39:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: DallasBiff

When it comes down to it, it will probably be a combination of wind disruption and all the ground that is laid bare in order to provide access to these machines. Bare ground = heat absorption. No wind or less wind = less heat dissipation. Either could lead to an increase in temperature around the devices.


12 posted on 04/29/2012 11:55:40 PM PDT by Stegall Tx (Living off your tax dollars can be kinda fun, but not terribly profitable.)
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To: DallasBiff

......or a cooling effect depending on which way the ole wind is blowing’’....


13 posted on 04/30/2012 12:12:27 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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The temperature change could be due to the effects of the energy expelled by farms and the movement and turbulence generated by turbine rotors, it said.

If "movement and turbulence" is raising the temperature near turbine, it only means that the temperature is not being raised somewhere else, maybe a very widely-dispersed "somewhere else".

14 posted on 04/30/2012 12:19:35 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: DallasBiff

I also wonder if it’s just a matter of the turbine and tower heating up during the day and giving up that heat overnight, regardless of how much wind blew that day.


15 posted on 04/30/2012 12:25:05 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: DallasBiff

Sounds like someome is fabricating ways to shut down wind power...solar is next, especially if it’s on YOUR private property.


16 posted on 04/30/2012 12:32:39 AM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: DallasBiff

Inconvenient thermodynamics.


17 posted on 04/30/2012 12:40:44 AM PDT by monocle
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To: DallasBiff

If wind patterns are disrupted of course weather patterns will change. Not only that but the energy absorbed by the windmills which is energy REMOVED from the atmosphere and that energy might have been used to influence warm and cold fronts.


18 posted on 04/30/2012 12:43:49 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Uncle Slayton
How convenient. Recycle all the dead birds into fish food.


19 posted on 04/30/2012 12:44:15 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: DallasBiff

Shouldn’t they have known that?

If they screwed that up - what else are they screwing up?


20 posted on 04/30/2012 12:46:43 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (BO Threat Stream: http://blogsofwar.com/threatstream/index_barack_obama.html)
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