The ‘Green’ environmental movement has switched sides. Green approval of damaging turbines and solar plants is just the start.
Because wind farms tend to be built on uplands, where there are good thermals, they kill a disproportionate number of raptors. In Australia, the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle is threatened with global extinction by wind farms. In north America, wind farms are killing tens of thousands of raptors including golden eagles and America’s national bird, the bald eagle. In Spain, the Egyptian vulture is threatened, as too is the Griffon vulture — 400 of which were killed in one year at Navarra alone. Norwegian wind farms kill over ten white-tailed eagles per year and the population of Smøla has been severely impacted by turbines built against the opposition of ornithologists.
Even former Green Guru has this to say: Green Guru James Lovelock slams ‘mainstream environmentalism’: ‘It appalls me, that’s my view’
Video of Green Guru James Lovelock: 2014 Video: begin at 3:30
Interview Question: ‘So what do you think of mainstream environmentalism?’
Lovelock: ‘It appalls me, that’s my view. I think using guilt is a good old hangover of the bad side of Christianity. It is not a good way of solving problems.’
Shades of Patrick Moore and the travesty that is Greenpeace now. Warmer planet ‘no risk to people’, says Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore
Wind turbine’s disastrous environmental costs.
This is a calamity:
Wind’s ecological trail of destruction extends back to China, which supplies most of the rare earths required in the construction of wind turbines. When we in the West erect a wind turbine, reported an investigative article in the UK’s Daily Mail, we help create “a vast man-made lake of poison in northern China” that, according to locals, withers their crops and kills their animals. […]
Update: A bonfire of waste: $100 billion burnt by big-government renewables mismanagement