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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:49 pm
 


Title: Wind farms are the 'new apex predators' as they kill off three QUARTERS of predatory birds
Category: Environmental
Posted By: N_Fiddledog
Date: 2018-11-06 11:41:45


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:49 pm
 


I hadn't thought of that before.

Everybody knows wind farms kill birds of prey, of course, but I'd never considered how that might affect the food chain beneath them.

Once one hears it, it seems pretty basic though.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:21 pm
 


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“The bottom line for me is that I will pick wind energy over fossil fuels any day,” said Dr Thaker.

“We just have to be smart about where we put them, so can we minimise our impact on the ecosystem by picking areas that are not unique in ways that we cannot replace.”


https://www.independent.co.uk/environme ... 19236.html


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:27 pm
 


May Dr Thaker get rats in his garden.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:34 pm
 


https://theconversation.com/wind-farms- ... -why-79567

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wind farms killed approximately seven thousand birds in the United States in 2006 but nuclear plants killed about 327,000 and fossil-fuelled power plants 14.5 million.



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:20 pm
 


Figures concerning this problem are always questionable but I know one thing makes sense now that I've heard it.

Killing birds of prey will affect the food chain below it.

Come to think of it, those bird choppers also kill hundreds of thousands of bats. Bats eat insects.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:05 pm
 


But I thought wind turbines were GREEN and we were SAVING THE PLANET with them?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:34 pm
 


No, but don't you see...it's OK if Eagles and Hawks and Whooping Cranes are getting chopped up in wind turbines because apparently in some way, somewhere many more sparrows and such are somehow getting radiated in nuclear plants or electrocuted by live wires. Or something.

Oh and it's preferred by eco-nouveau we just forget about the bats. But if the nukes and electro-shockers don't impress you they'll pull some crazy numbers out from somewhere on what they think cats are doing. Again, not to Eagles and Hawks and Whooping Cranes though, but don't look behind that curtain.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:08 pm
 


Maybe we should use clean solar power to kill the birds instead?



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:34 pm
 


If you guys are so worried about bird deaths, I'd assume you're okay with the following:
No more windows
No more cats
No more communication towers
No more wires for electricity (high tension wires)
No more cars
No more pesticides
No more oil

All of these things result in far more deaths for birds.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:41 pm
 


We killed off the last passenger pigeon in 1914 without the use of wind farms. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:46 pm
 


Oh sure lets blame cats. I saw what you two Peeps said.
They can't help being Apex. I am guessing that means Cats Rule. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:48 pm
 


Cats?

I saw one flying away under an owl one time.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:50 pm
 


raydan wrote:
We killed off the last passenger pigeon in 1914 without the use of wind farms. :wink:


Speak for yourself. I myself, have never seen a passenger pigeon or even a driver one for that matter. [B-o]


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:52 pm
 


I once saw a Dog with what looked like safety pins in his snout. I tried to fix him once but it didn't work. :D


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