Opponents to Wind Farms now have one more arrow in their bow to try and block the construction of Wind Farms.
New research has proven what should have been obvious.
Wind Farms reduce the intensity of the wind.
"When you stop and think about it," said Winnie Torbyne, "it makes sense. The third law of thermodynamic, or is it the first, anyway, it says...oh it might be the second, doesn't matter, one of them definitely says that energy cannot be created or destroyed."
When the wind is used to turn a windmill, the energy produced by the turbine is equivalent to a reduction in the energy the wind has, plus a little lost through heat. With sufficient wind farms, there would be no wind on the planet, no seasons, and no weather. The interiors of the bigger continents would suffer desertification, there would be no new snowfall over glaciers making them contract even faster.
"Nobody ever considered this," said Torbyne, "yet it's school science!"
Physicist Stephen Hawkin was dragged in (the battery was flat) to calculate how many wind turbines would be required to reduce the wind.
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