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Monday, April 30, 2012

NEWS FLASH

I have finally accepted that there is indeed man-made temperature increases.

Yes, according to recent studies, the wind turbines that are supposed to provide cheap, clean energy are believed to be responsible for the increase in temperatures in areas near four Texas wind farms.

A Professor Liming Zhou from the State University of New York examined conditions around these wind farms and reported in the journal Nature Climate Change that the temperature increased up to 0.72 degrees Celsius per decade at the wind farm locations compared to nearby areas.  It is believed that this change was caused by air turbulence generated by the turbines' rotor blades. 

The professor said that a large enough wind farm could affect local and regional weather and climate.  Unfortunately, he still believes that the impact of carbon dioxide emissions has a global effect rather than just a local one.  However, if we had more wind farms, wouldn't that have a more widespread effect?

I still believe the changes in the earth's temperature are cyclical.  Remember, back in the 70's, scientists were predicting another ice age.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree with this one, cycles.