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‘Carbon pollution’ rises and the world gets less windy…

Carbon pollution rises and the world gets less windy…

Wind speeds have slowed since the sixties God is playing a joke on wind investors: The stilling: global wind speeds slowing since 1960 Known as ‘stilling’, it has only been discovered in the last decade. And while it may sound deceptively calm, it could be a vital, missing piece of the climate change puzzle and a serious threat to our societies. While 0.5 kilometre per hour might barely seem enough to ruffle any feathers, he warns that prolonged stilling will have serious impacts. ‘There are serious implications of wind changes in areas like agriculture and hydrology, basically because of the influence of wind on evaporation,’ said Dr Azorin-Molina. ‘A declining trend in wind speed can impact long-term power generation, and weaker winds can also mean less dispersion of pollutants in big cities, exacerbating air quality problems and therefore impacting human health.’ Here’s a rare concept in science these days: Dr Azorin-Molina isn’t sure if this is natural or man-made. No doubt, climate modelers will coming up with the answer they didn’t predict, post hoc, any day now… In idyll speculation, researchers wondered if perhaps humans built too many obstacles (which seems hard to believe […]Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)

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