Do wind farms make a temperature difference? Yep

What happens next? Earth is just hot!
Oh, oh, how much worse than coal.

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Texas wind farms warming the ground

ALBANY, N.Y. – Four large energy wind farms in west-central Texas have caused the area to warm at a faster rate than surrounding areas without wind farms, researchers say. Scientists say they believe the 1.3-degree Fahrenheit rise each decade during the study period is a result of local meteorological effects of the turbines as turbulence in their wakes acts as fans to pull warmer air to the surface. Researchers analyzed data from NASA satellites for the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Data from instruments on NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites observed the warming trend mostly at night, NASA said. In west-central Texas the land surface temperature after sunset normally cools faster than the air temperature, but as the wind turbines continued to turn the movement brought warmer air to the surface creating a warming effect compared to non-wind farm regions, researchers…

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