|Wind Farms Cause Global Warming, some Scientists Say|
|by Tom McGregor||Sun, Feb 5, 2012, 08:36 PM|
While President Barack Obama is touting clean energy such as wind farms, a group of American scientists are raising alarm bells that wind turbines increase the effects of global warming, as well as killing birds that fall prey to the deadly spinning blades.
The Daily Mail of London reports that, "they have long been championed as a way to combat global warming by creating clean energy. But wind farms can actually alter the climate according to a new study by a group of American scientists."
The team hailing from the University of Illinois discovered that daytime temperatures surrounding wind farms drops by as much as 8 degrees Fahrenheit, while the evening temperatures increase.
According to the Mail, "the study found that currently the effect is restricted to areas near to the turbines, but the increase in larger farms could create weather changes on a regional scale."
Somnath Roy, assistant professor of atmospheric sciences at the university, led the study by using as his hypothesis the San Gorgonio wind farm in California to base their research.
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