morriswalters wrote:Man, I tell you, you just can't beat entropy. My favorite science fiction author had a acronym for this. Tanstaafl.(I know he didn't invent it)
Nah. I don't buy it. I know a little about weather. Those windmills look tall to you and to me, but, to the climate they are small.
If, anything, the windmills should break up the hot air that causes tornadoes. It could. Think about it. How could a windmill cause the air to become warmer?
Oh. I reread the article. It is night time temperature. Yeah. That could happen. What is the elevation? Man! Out in the desert, when the sun sets it gets cold and it gets cold fast. A one degree rise in night time temperature may be a blessing.
I am thinking. What did I forget about convection? How could turbulence of the wind at 50 ft cause the ground to get hotter? I am thinking. I don't have any books. Those things need quite the little push to move at all. Right?
It seems to me that the turbulence would cause the ground temp to go down, not up. Did I not read it right?
What is it that is typed here? The cause and effect may not be connected at all. Something else may be causing the ground temperature to go up. Like umm, the entire planet is a bit warmer.
1 degree C is significant over time. How long has the rise been consistent? I have read articles that have a 3-5 C increase of Ocean water temperature over a ten year time table. Hot water is more problematic than hot ground.
O.K. it is all true! AHHH! We are doomed! The planet is flat, hot and crowded. Fine!
I have been struggling with this stuff for years. Yes. It makes perfect sense. No. We can not predict what our actions will cause, in the long run. It is our intentions that form our internal and interpersonal lives.
It seems to me the best we can do is our best.
It is the age old story. Be good stewards. Take responsibility for our actions. Take care of one another. Treat all things as if they belonged to a treasured friend.
There may be some explaining to do. Are we doing our best? Are we acting in ways that we would be able to explain? I think that wind turbines would not be that hard to explain.
Bombs? See? That is different. Bombs change the temperature a lot. Yes. Bombs are fun. They can be used for pure entertainment. Like, fireworks. Still, those things have an effect on weather. All the sulfur; That is a weather changer.