Wind farms and warming, tilting at windmills, a limerick.

Wind farms can cause climate change, according to new research, that shows for the first time the new technology is already pushing up temperatures.
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 1C 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.

“You just can’t ignore the laws of thermodynamics, and ANY energy conversion will involve waste heat dumped to the environment. The only question is the size of the numbers.”

All the wind farms are warming the earth; this we know.
Electricity gained? Not a whole lot to show.
The green power decrees
heat the earth by degrees.
Their quixotic pursuit has been dealt a big blow.

This explains how the Texas Rangers are 16-6….. warmer temps from wind turbines (Texas having the largest!!) resulting in more home runs…. We have correlation, and finally causation.
(For our foreign friends, the Rangers are an American baseball team, and George W. Bush had a 1% interest in the team from 1989 to 1994……. I’m sure someone will figure out how to blame Bush for the warming)


  1. Jude R Richardson
    Posted May 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lennart: I get your point. But, you hypothesize. Problems that I have with your arguements are: 1. Adiabatic cooling dictates that the higher in elevation the cooler the atmosphere. At night when the wind dies the cooler (heavier) air sinks effecting the cooling of the surface. Also, at night the wind dies and the windmills stop and the surface cools. Unless, of course, the windmills are motored parasitically by reversing power from the grid which gets most its energy from, horrors, fossil fuel. Finally: Texas Stadium is oriented to the southeast and almost in the face of the prevailing south wind of the Plains. I would be interested why the Rangers seem to have designed a ballpark with this orientation. Maybe it has to do with rht and lht hand pitchers and long ball hitters. But, I digress. Take care. Jude

  2. Jude R Richardson
    Posted May 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Also: Picture: These monstrosities ruin nature by being. It appears that it is evening and the fan blades are not turning? Evidence the fans close enough that reveal that half the rotors are facing the opposite direction of the other half.

    • Jude R Richardson
      Posted May 6, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

      Maybe it is dawn and first light is from the East?

  3. Posted May 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

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