There have been some extravagant claims that wind farms may dramatically change our weather patterns and add to the challenges of climate change, but researchers in France have found that any changes would be so subtle that they’ll be less than the normal variabilities in weather that we experience from year to year.
Concerns that giant wind farms aimed at easing climate change in fact aggravate the problem are misplaced, according to a scientific study.
In the past four years, several investigations have suggested that — on a local scale — a wind farm can slightly raise temperatures and boost rainfall through the way its wake mixes layers of warm and cold air.
This has prompted concerns that vast wind farms could modify the weather even in places far away. Continue reading “Misplaced concern on wind energy and climate”