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Wind farms create climate change and control the weather

by | 5th, February 2012

WIND farms can alter the weather. Yeah wind farms can change climate and weather patterns. Somnath Roy, assistant professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, says:

“In the daytime, temperatures downwind of a wind farm can fall by as much as 4C. At night the reverse happens and the turbines have a warming effect.”

By 2020. Britain wants to have 10,000 onshore wind turbines and 4,300 offshore.

That fabled Mediterranean climate may only be in the evenings…

Brian Fiedler, of Oklahoma University’s school of meteorology, adds:

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