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wind farms heating up the earth??

Discussion in 'Other Power Generation - Wind, Hydro, Geothermal, ' started by elwood, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. May 2, 2012
    Wannabefree

    Wannabefree Little Miss Sunshine

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    The ground, is the earth. Dirt, is the earth. They are "heating up the earth." I don't think anyone is saying they are heating up the entire planet called Earth...note the capitalization there...that's the difference. If I mean the whole planet I capitalize, otherwise I do not. I don't think anyone here has said anything about them heating up the entire planet. Several have pointed out that it is localized heating, so yes, they are heating the earth.
     
  2. Jul 17, 2012
    johnnydfred

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    Wannabee, you are not considering the physics, the science behind what you say. Words are powerful, but don't last long. The reality is that there are many, many contributions to global warming (yeah, it is warming - this everyone agrees). Man's participation on Earth is definitely accelerating things (yeah, so much conclusive proof to this that it's really not contestable anymore. Most people doing so are looking like they they have other motives, or they're idiots). The pure facts of whether or not wind farms contribute to global warming in any measurable amount other than local (really local) sensors can detect is nada. Really, really, really nada (Can't show enough "really"s here to represent the order of magnitudes this doesn't matter).

    My suggestion is that you stop regurgitating Fox "news" (really!) content and read up on the subject. It's quite boring material, but does, from a scientific standpoint, paint a clearer picture than the Rupert Machine does.
     
  3. Jul 17, 2012
    Icu4dzs

    Icu4dzs Almost Self-Reliant

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    "The sky is falling, the sky is falling....run for your lives!"
     
  4. Jul 17, 2012
    Wannabefree

    Wannabefree Little Miss Sunshine

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    :welcome I suggest you play nicer and stop being so offensive. Did you even READ the whole thread? Not "everyone" believes in "global warming" as I have stated. I seriously doubt thinking for myself and forming my own OPINION makes me an idiot. :smack
     
  5. Jul 17, 2012
    pinkfox

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    WBF, how DARE you form an opinion, dont you knwo its against the rules to be anything other than a sheep...BUT only if your a sheep that doesnt istento fox lol.

    i DO belive in global warming and climate change, i do belive that humans are acelerating an already natrual process of heating up and cooling down...
    and i thingk fox news isnt worthy of being my toilet paper...

    but mr one post wonder...making assumptions about members and berating them without an ounce of reality to back it up is going to make you mightily unpopular...

    as a sie note, on the current scale of wind farming i cant see it making enough of a difference to be a problem, but should it ever become the sole choice of green energy it could sertainly cause ALOT of issues...
    wind farms have already been proven to be "animal dead spots" polinators and birds have a hard time navigating through and around them
    they put out an ungodly amount of noise polution too...
    and when built offshore the vibrations they produce have been linkes to haihg disturbances in aquatic life forms.
    wind farms with these modern day steal beasts are Nothingeven remotly close to the beautiful pictureque true windmills of europe and just like ALL energy sourcesthere are lots of pros and cons to be thought about...
    i do NOT belive windfarms are the "green energy" of the future, in order to build wind farms vast swatches of land must be cleared of trees, HUGE holes must be dug for them, ect,,,for the "gren energy" they produce the actuall act of putting in a wind farm is abotu as green as oil...
     
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  7. Jul 27, 2012
    Newcolonial

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    I can't imagine that they can have anymore effect than the millions of square miles of black asphalt that we have laying around.
     
  8. Jul 27, 2012
    Wannabefree

    Wannabefree Little Miss Sunshine

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    Oh...good point! ;)
     
  9. Aug 30, 2012
    merlinraj

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    New research finds that wind farms actually warm up the surface of the land underneath them during the night, a phenomena that could put a damper on efforts to expand wind energy as a green energy solution.Even more of a reason to look at Solar as being the most viable, that is, for now. But, the war is far from over, and the battle of designing such renewable energy solutions has only just begun.
     
  10. Aug 30, 2012
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