“Offshore Wind Farms Hold Potential To Weaken Hurricanes, Research Finds”

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http://cleantechnica.com/2014/02/28/offshore-wind-farms-hold-potential-weaken-hurricanes-research-finds/?utm_source=Cleantechnica+News&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=8171e97692-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_b9b83ee7eb-8171e97692-331987441

Large offshore wind farms — ones possessing thousands of wind turbines — hold the potential to notably diminish the power of large hurricanes, according to new research from Stanford University and the University of Delaware.

In particular, the research found that such wind farms could have limited the power of three recent real-life hurricanes (Sandy, Isaac, and Katrina), both decreasing their wind speeds and limiting the accompanying storm surge. These are factors which would have greatly lessened the billions of dollars in damages that the storms all caused.

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A potential tipping point, at which the consequences of global warming can actually be reduced whilst ensuring a sustainable future, seems to be within reach. How much will it cost though? And can the benefits be shown to be greater than the cost on paper?
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