Ah, Sweden, the birthplace of the Volvo and the sad Greta T.

The entire rationale for wind turbines is to stop global warming by reducing the amount of CO2 being returned to the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels.  

In the picture, recently taken in Sweden, freezing cold weather has caused the rotor blades of a wind turbine to ice up bringing the blades to a complete stop.  

 To fix the “problem” a helicopter is employed (burning aviation fuel) to spray hot water (which is heated in the frigid temperatures using a truck equipped with a 260 kW oil burner) on the blades of the turbine to de-ice them. 

The aviation fuel, the diesel for the truck, and the oil burned to heat the water, could produce more electricity (and at the right time to meet demand) than the unfrozen wind turbine could ever produce (before it freezes up again).  

In decades to come, this one photo may alone sum up an era of stupidity when rational thought, logic and common sense was abandoned and immense wealth and resources needlessly sacrificed.