Uh Oh Windmills create global warming locally!

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    Wind farms may warm the nearby climate, said a new study released Sunday.

    Researchers have shown that large wind farms in Texas affect local temperatures, particularly at night, by pulling in hot air and pushing them into the ground.

    The BBC reported that researchers used data obtained from satellites to measure ground temperatures near on the wind farm sites in the last decade and found that they had indeed risen.



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    LOL. So silly. Windmills may redistribute temperatures, they do not create heat as does burning fossil fuels. In fact, the fossil fuels create heat through the burning of the fuel, then the CO2 created increases the amount of heat retained in the atmosphere.
     
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    "Scientists" are no doubt aware of the negative effects of those monstrous humming hunks of junk but the liberal media isn't curious enough or they are too politically biased to research the subject. PITA and animal rights people don't want to know if migratory birds are effected and government funded medical researchers sure ain't going to jeopardize funding by investigating possible harm to humans from the low speed frequencies. The energy "benefit" is a joke that nobody wants to talk about and the maintenance costs are skyrocketing.
     
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    Uhhhh, correct sort of. The windmills keep the warm air low thus maintaining the elevated temperatures of daytime into the nightime when they would normally cool down.

    Care to bet where Hanson is going to placing his new weather stations!:lol::lol:
     
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    Any discussions about windmills are moot, one way or the other. Its fringe energy and always will be. Fossil fuels will continue to DOMINATE the energy landscape for decades and decades. Level of certainty? 100% s0ns!!:fu:

    I do welcome thinking to the contrary............let me make that very clear!! Provides me with an awesome entertainment outlet. For some reason, my whole life, Ive always gotten a kick out of making fun of these people who possess this arrogant fringe mentaility and care not to get involved in the frivolous back and forth bullshit of the science debate. I just highlight things for the curious who stumble into this forum.......the fantasy world the true believers peddle. And Im always winning............what do they say, winning is contageous.?


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    Maybe a fringe energy in the States but wind turbines can and do supply up to 60% of all electricity in Ireland, so much is produced that an undersea cable has been laid to G.B to sell them the excess.
     
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    The only reason that Oregon is not selling wind energy to mid-West and Eastern states is the limits of our antiquated grid.
     
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    It appears your numbers are not factual. Ireland's peak energy useage is around 5,000 megawatts. They currently have less than 2,000 megawatts installed. They don't ever even PLAN on having 60% of its power generated from wind power.

    So who are you shilling for? You live up to your name there mawlarky, or is it blarney?

    "The blustery situation has created a rush toward wind in the nation. The Republic of Ireland already has installed about 800 megawatts worth of wind turbines, and wind park developers have or are expected to file applications to put an additional 3,700 megawatts worth of wind onto the grid. The government will likely surpass its goal of having 1,200 megawatts of wind by 2010. (Ireland's ultimate goal is to get 33 percent to 42 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, a fairly high figure for an industrialized nation.)"


    Ireland: Where wind power is king | Green Tech - CNET News
     
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