For decades we’ve been bombarded by leftist environmentalists and global warming alarmists that renewable energy is the only way to go – the only way to save our planet from burning up.
States like Hawaii and California have even enacted mandates which dictate, by a certain year, that all electricity in these states must be derived from clean, non-carbon emitting “renewable” sources like solar and wind.
So obsessed has the left become with evil carbon, which happens to be the essential building block of all life, that they are overlooking a myriad of problems with their renewable cure all – especially when it comes to wind power.
Adding to wind energy’s rash of problems is the latest study done by researchers at Harvard which shows that wind energy actually causes global warming. Yes, you read that right. Wind power causes global warming. Isn’t that rich.
Their study was published in the science journal “Joule.” It was received for review on “4 May 2018, Revised 16 August 2018, Accepted 13 September 2018, Available online 4 October 2018, Published: October 4, 2018.”
As these scientific studies can be cumbersome, the highlights pretty much tell us what we need to know:
- Wind power reduces emissions while causing climatic impacts such as warmer temperatures
- Warming effect strongest at night when temperatures increase with height
- Nighttime warming effect observed at 28 operational U.S. wind farms
- Wind’s warming can exceed avoided warming from reduced emissions for a century
A couple of things should jump out immediately. The fourth point is interesting in that it points out that the warming effect from wind energy actually exceeds its stated benefit of “avoiding” warming through reduced carbon emissions.