We have a question that covers what would happen if the world didn't have any wind. What I want to know is how we would get there in the first place. Given that we aren't using any magic, what would have to happen to the earth to stop all wind?
From what I have been able to find, wind is largely caused by differences in air pressure in the atmosphere due to temperature changes and the Coriolis effect due to the earth's rotation:
Wind is caused by differences in the atmospheric pressure. When a difference in atmospheric pressure exists, air moves from the higher to the lower pressure area, resulting in winds of various speeds. On a rotating planet, air will also be deflected by the Coriolis effect, except exactly on the equator.
Given this, it looks like we would have to both make the atmospheric temperature uniform and slowly reduce the rotation of the earth until it stopped (because doing it too quickly would have the opposite effect).
I'm sure there are other causes, so those would have to bee taken care of also.
How could this scientifically happen?