The Sound of Wind Turbines

January 11, 2019

Just stumbled on this.

Recorded 3/28/13.

Canon xf100 internal mic. Unaltered.

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42 Responses to “The Sound of Wind Turbines”

  1. Sir Charles Says:

    The sound of anthropogenic global warming:

    • indy222 Says:

      Except – notice the baseline is old; the classic conventional 1880-1910 average, which was only chosen because accurate thermometer records didn’t exist before 1880. In fact, by 1900 we were already emitting 10% of the CO2 we are today, and the Michael Mann team study of 2017 shows that a better measure of the pre-industrial average, relevant for GHG climate, is 0.2C lower and therefore the graph above needs another 0.2C added on to the right hand scale. see http://www.meteo.psu.edu/holocene/public_html/Mann/articles/articles/SchurerEtAlNCC17.pdf

      • dumboldguy Says:

        Don’t analyze Chucky’s “offerings” so closely. He is not interested in presenting scientific facts about climate change, as the inadequacy of this graph and many others of his “finds” show—-he is interested in long-term psychological manipulation of Crockers—-“branding” himself, as it’s termed, and “brainwashing” us.

        • Sir Charles Says:

          Sources for text and graph in the video description.

          • dumboldguy Says:

            “Sources”? What is that supposed to mean?

            Indy has already pointed out what’s wrong with that graph, and he’s correct. What’s the point of looking at “sources” (which Chucky doesn’t understand anyway)?

        • Sir Charles Says:

          BTW, you seem “brainwashed” enough yourself, grumpo. There isn’t any of that stuff I could wash off you.

          • dumboldguy Says:

            Another childish ad hominem response from Chucky—-next it will be “Your mother wears combat boots” or something equally inane. Why can’t he respond to the REAL arguments here? Why isn’t he smart enough to just back off and hope folks don’t notice his “game”?

      • dumboldguy Says:

        Exposure to gunfire, explosions, loud machinery, and loud cars back in the days when “hearing protection” was unheard of is a good antidote to the noise made by wind turbines.

        As I’ve said before, I’ve walked right up to them and heard almost NO noise. Makes me wonder if some of the old folks who complain about the noise are BS-ing us—-they’ve got to be as hard of hearing as I am.

      • Sir Charles Says:

        BTW, when you take a look at Figure 2 in the Schurer et al paper, you will see that their 0 baseline goes well with the NASA GISS 1880-1899 temperatures. So the differences are minuscule. The difference between IPCC AR4 baseline and NASA GISS is 0.02°C, two hundredth of a degree. So we’re basically all talking the same language. Thus:

    • Sir Charles Says:

      We know, Indy. But that’s the baseline the whole world is using. And from this kind of view, that here is the outlook:

      => Global warming will happen faster than we think

      • dumboldguy Says:

        Give it up, Chucky. Indy makes a valid point about the inadequacy of your post and you double down on a bad bet by posting that same graph we have seen from you 20 or more times now. It too is “bad science”, in that it is a distortion of the date and intended to have psychological impact rather than transmit good info. But that’s what you’re into isn’t it?—-manipulating heads rather than engaging in discussion of the science?

        • Sir Charles Says:

          Go and publish your expertise in the scientific literature, grumpo. And please do your neighbours and all a favour. If you ever consider suicide, please, I say please don’t shoot a bullet in your head. This deep low pressure.. I mean this kind of tornado… You may have heard of the butterfly wing effect. So please don’t do that. We don’t want Christoper Monckton spouting the climate change conspiracy, and how tornados are fabricated by the green leftists…

          • dumboldguy Says:

            Another non-substantive reply from Chucky. Narcissistic maundering from someone who has NO real arguments to present. I wonder how long he will keep this up this self-destructive behavior? If any of his bosses are watching, they ought to give him some counseling about how NOT to shoot his toes off.

          • Sir Charles Says:

            You must be some loner, grumpo, that you think I’d have a boss.

          • dumboldguy Says:

            A non sequitur in response. Chucky’s on a roll!

            PS In another inane response, Chucky informs us that he “doesn’t like flashlights either” because “they’re disturbing”. LMAO—most people who are up to no good don’t like having anyone shine a light on their misdeeds—-I can see why Chucky would be “disturbed”.

          • Sir Charles Says:

            One more, poodo. Please!

          • dumboldguy Says:

            One more? No need, since you’ve proven my point several times over—but since you DID ask, I’ll let you prove it once again..

            In case anyone is not aware, and with apologies—-(I had to look it up):

            “A poodo. A phallus like instrument composed completely of frozen human excrement. A dildo made of poo. A shit filled condom. For sexual use in either the anus, or the vagina”.

            So, in addition to earlier talking about suicide and shooting a bullet in my head, Chucky is now calling me names that only some pervert would be familiar with.

            Keep it up, Chucky—keep digging that hole until you come out in China! ROTFLMAO!

          • Sir Charles Says:

            Still allowed to post two links in one post.

            So here is one for grumpo (we want a wee more craic, don’t we?)

            And here is the other one:
            https://grist.org/article/heres-the-green-new-deal-debate-you-havent-heard-yet/

          • dumboldguy Says:

            More craic?

            (“Craic” or “crack” is a term for news, gossip, fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation, particularly prominent in Ireland).

            Sorry, Chucky, the “fun” of your meaningless cartoon will have to wait. I’m still trying to get over the “fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation” about suicide, bullets in heads, and shit-filled dildos. You are one sick SOB, my friend.

          • Sir Charles Says:

            BETTER THAN PLASTIC BAGS

          • dumboldguy Says:

            Let’s see. First Chucky very clearly calls me “poodo”. (all small letters—see definition as googled)

            Then he posts a picture of a PooDo Box. The first was clearly meant to be a rather disgusting and perverted pejorative, the second is something that dog owners might use.

            Does Chucky think Crockers are so stupid that we can’t see the only thing the two have in common is the same five letters? Or that he didn’t do a frantic google to try to come up with an excuse for his mistake in calling me a name he was obviously familiar with? LOL Keep it coming, Chucky—-score is now something like 20-zip.

          • dumboldguy Says:

            Goodbye, Chucky. It has NOT been a pleasure knowing you.

          • Sir Charles Says:

            Poodo stands for me for poodle, grumpo. You know? That wee dog. I didn’t even bother looking up what else people are connecting with that word. Remember that nice gif I posted some months prior to the Donald Duck one? I would have thought you could remember, “DOG”.

          • dumboldguy Says:

            Bullshit! You knew EXACTLY what you were doing.

          • Sir Charles Says:

            And WHAT was I doing? You’re still not speechless. That’s what I was doing So let’s move one. I don’t care whether you believe what I’m saying, because you don’t anyway.

        • Sir Charles Says:

          Here is a bit of an explanation of that graph grumpo calls “bad science”. It’s also in the article I posted below that graph.

          => Paleoclimate: The End of the Holocene (Stefan Rahmstorf)

  2. indy222 Says:

    Depends critically on the speed of the blades, the sound goes up non-linearly with higher speed, and human ears are pretty good compared to a low-end mic on a DSLR camera (notoriously short range in sensitivity). Here’s a graphic from a study which might be more informative…

    https://www.ge.com/reports/post/92442325225/how-loud-is-a-wind-turbine/

    …. at half a kilometer away, about the same as a refrigerator. However, it’s got a very strong periodicity, which the we’re mostly wired to find annoyingly attention-getting, like the audio version of strobe lights on a bike. Hey, I’ve been yelled at more than once by pedestrians at night, for my strobe’d white front bike light.

  3. Gingerbaker Says:

    That DSLR picked up the sound of car tires hissing on the road pretty darned well. It’s possible it was not picking up bass frequencies, if generated, by the towers.

    OTOH, it’s pretty damned clear that a claim made by a denier here a while ago that wind towers make a noise as deafening as the roar of jet planes is almost certainly nonsense.

    I would also contest the idea that a periodic noise would necessarily be annoying. It is also the sort of thing that the brain is good at filtering out.


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