Gallery: Sorry, FOX News – Wind Farms Are Not Causing Global Warming


The web is buzzing today over a new research study that looks at the effect that large Texas wind farms have on surface temperatures in their immediate surroundings. “New Research Shows Wind Farms Cause Global Warming,” says one FOX headline; “Wind Farms are causing global warming, researchers say,” says another. Unsurprisingly, it’s all just hot air. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, does find that wind farms are causing a slight increase in local temperatures, which is very different from global warming. Come, we’ll explain.

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  1. Edward Kerr May 9, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I did a study on local warming and discovered that the “hot air” being emitted from the mouths of faux news commentators is what is really responsible for the “warming” that they attribute to wind driven generators.
    No, seriously…to blame global warming on the wind is ludicrous and shows how ill informed these ,so called, experts are. I got a hearty laugh out of the story but my enjoyment was tempered by the fact that I realized that many viewers of Fox would actually believe that drivel.

  2. BDuffy May 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    wind turbines are not fans… the wind is there regardles of the tubine, no?

  3. Big B May 3, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Don’t forget where they got these things but, including refurbished oil rigs over the ocean, I’m not sure but questions I’d ask: How many of these around the world and the locations, how much do they contribute globally? Could increased evaporation rates due to wind turbines over ocean lead to increased water greenhas gas concentration and contribute globally?

  4. skylights May 2, 2012 at 3:52 am

    a sample of quoting big news sites to make a point believable. News must based from facts to prevent misconception. Thank for this post, now the Fox was busted

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