Wind Power and Climate Change

Simulations of mass wind-power operations show that they would change the climate on a global scale.
November 12, 2004, 11am PST | Michael Dudley
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The study, which appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that if wind were to supply even 10% of today's energy needs, the Arctic would cool and warming would occur across the southern parts of North America. "Depending on how much energy is ultimately generated by wind power...these changes could range from one-third of a degree to 2 degrees Celsius." Other studies show that local effects could be even more pronounced.

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Published on Wednesday, November 10, 2004 in The Globe and Mail
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