what the hell is it going to do to the normal weather patterns? Or doesn't that matter?
For that matter, what about the huge disruption caused by such large constructions? Or is that a "Here's where the magic happens!" thing we're not supposed to worry about? The cost, too?
Stanford civil and environmental engineering professor Mark Z. Jacobson and his research team found that if it was feasible to build tens of thousands of wind power turbines off the shores of some of America’s cities most vulnerable to extreme weather, those cities would see lower wind speeds and less severe storm surges from approaching hurricanes.
I'll let you read the rest if you wish; that excerpt should give you an idea of what you'll find.
Oh, one more thing:
The researchers imagined what would have happened if a massive wall of
tens of thousands of wind turbines had been built before hurricanes
Katrina and Sandy and ran computer simulations of both storms with and
without offshore turbines constructed in their paths.
I wonder if those are the same type simulations that said the poles would be melted by now?