Not only do wind farms kill off high-profile bird species like golden and bald eagles and California condors, the farms also cause localized global warming. It’s called friction, as in air friction. Can’t turn blades without is. Propellers, they kill the birds that follow the wind currents, natural and artificial.
Given how frequently they burn up, no one should be surprised. Wonder why the bird lovers are not howling loudly.
Where the wind farms are situated, is where the birds soar. And nothing changes that, until every last soaring bird is dead.
(Pocosin National Wildlife Reserve)
After hundreds of millions in thrown away taxpayer money and thousands of dead birds the latest research shows that wind farms cause warming. Clearly, the administration is attempting to thread the needle and allow wind power to expand while minimizing damage to wildlife – including deaths to high-profile bird species like golden and bald eagles and California condors, as well as to bats. Hiding the truth is the hard part, requiring daily dead bird pickups.
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…
…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.
But the Democrats will continue to dump billions into the costly energy source anyway. It makes them feel good. And they can wear they ribbons proud.