This is an interesting response to the research paper I posted earlier today about potential impacts from wind farms. I found the research paper through the Guardian article mentioned, but I did not post the article.
My feeling is that the important thing here is the research itself, not the spin that is being put on it. We need to understand what potential impacts can be from new technologies, as well as consider what happens when energy systems move from smaller scale to larger scale.
An example of this is the cumulative impacts of the development of the oil sands. There have been many calls for more study into the cumulative impacts of multiple oil sands projects. The same needs to be done with wind and solar farms.
I feel this article is missing the point. I don’t think it was right to have a headline stating that wind farms cause climate change, but the research brings up important impacts that must be addressed and not dismissed.
Always pushing the questions and the science will help lead us to a bright future.