Biden, Harris and her Squad are itching to carpet the US in thousands of these things, with America’s birds and bats to join the list of casualties. Sure, rocketing power prices and unreliable power supplies are inevitable. So too, the destruction of once tranquil, peaceful and prosperous rural communities.
But where their hateful hypocrisy is most obvious, is in the environmental carnage wreaked by industrial wind turbines and large-scale solar plants.
American wind turbines and solar plants already exact a heavy toll on birds and bats; rare and endangered Vultures and Eagles are being slaughtered in their thousands each year.
However, with the imminent rollout of the Democrat’s Green New Deal, the scale of the avian onslaught will increase in orders of magnitude.
The American Bird Conservancy reckons that if America meets its 20% wind power target, by 2030, wind turbines will be killing over a million birds every year.
None of this, of course, troubles Biden, Harris & Co.
Romaine Worster peels back the plaster to reveal the depth of their hypocrisy and cynicism.
Some green solutions create new problems of their own
News & Record
17 January 2021
What’s black and white, red all over, and comes to mind when you think of endangered species?
No, it’s not your local newspaper. It’s the white blades of a wind turbine stained with the blood of bats, high-conservation-value birds and various insects.
According to the Audubon Society (audubon.org/news) an estimated 140,000 to 500,000 bird deaths occur each year due to wind turbines, deaths which are “substantial,” they argue, “but significantly less than deaths caused by outdoor cats and building collisions.” Of course, most birds killed by cats are small, like sparrows, not the much-vaunted large migratory birds like the bald eagle and red-tailed hawk. You’ll never see a cat eating a hawk. In a confrontation between the two, bet on the hawk.
Still, Audubon strongly supports wind energy. Forget its mission “to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow … for the benefit of humanity and the Earth’s biological diversity.”
After all, a half million endangered birds served up by a wind-driven Cuisinart on steroids is a small price to pay for saving the planet.
Of course, wind turbines aren’t the only green man-made predators of wildlife. There’s also solar power, the most notorious for killing birds being the Ivanpah solar plant in California’s Mojave Desert.
Most solar farms use photovoltaic panels on a large scale, but Ivanpah uses 5 square miles of giant mirrors to catch the sun and focus its beams onto three 40-story towers. The heat around the towers reaches about 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Light attracts insects and insects attract birds. As the birds fly into the concentrated beams of sunlight, they spontaneously burst into flames. The sight is so common that workers at the plant have taken to calling the smoldering birds “steamers” due to the white puff of smoke they leave behind as they burn in the sky. Federal biologists estimate upwards of 6,000 birds are killed per year.
These desert solar plants even attract migratory water birds which sometimes veer miles out of their way to head for solar facilities as they mistake the broad glare and expanse of the solar panels for water. Many dive at what they perceive to be lakes only to die from blunt force trauma.
A study done at the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources found that temperatures around a solar power plant were 5.4-7.2 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than nearby wildlands.
There was another problem Ivanpah faced. In its effort to keep other animals out of the facility, the plant installed a fence large enough to keep out endangered desert tortoises, but this only made it easier for coyotes to kill roadrunners. Well, all I can say is beep-beep and hakuna matata. It’s all just the circle of life, right?
I don’t doubt that there is climate change. From what I understand, the climate has always been changing. Scientists tell us that as little as 6,000 years ago, the vast Sahara Desert was covered in grassland that received plenty of rainfall until weather patterns shifted. The shift must have been natural. Disney cartoons aside, I’m sure there were never any lions driving jeeps back then. What troubles me is the general hysteria promoted by latter day Jeremiahs croaking about how we are all doomed, promising an apocalypse that never occurs. They say they want to save the planet, but I wonder how a device emitting enough heat to barbecue birds in mid-flight is helping to fight global warming
Naturally, turbines and solar panels are weather dependent. The sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow. When that happens — or in this case, doesn’t — wildlife gets a temporary reprieve, but not enough to keep down the slaughter. The American Bird Conservancy predicts that potentially one million birds per year will be killed by 2030 if the U.S. meets its goal of 20% wind energy.
I’m not averse to any energy that lowers CO2 emissions, but, it looks as if new solutions always breed new problems and those solutions seem to come at the expense of other species who share the planet with us. Or has “biodiversity” suddenly become irrelevant?
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6 thoughts on “Biden’s Bird Slaughter: Green New Deal’s Wind Turbines Will Kill 1,000,000 Birds Annually”
it is ludicrous that governments and organizations have lost sight of true science and are rushing into costly and harmful so called green projects that are supposed to be the solution to mankind’s needs that create. Unforeseen or purposely ignored consequences. I am certain there are people and Businesses that are making millions off the harmful green projects. They would not be able to do so if the truth prevailed!!
More far left hipocracy. They are only for animal rights when it fits thêir agenda. Thêre is nothing more important to them then their green agenda anything that gets in the way with that will be thrown under the bus.
I read an article that the oft-quoted bird-killing cat numbers are deeply flawed. There were a number of problems with the study, like using the kill numbers of one highly skilled stray cat, with no “owner” source of food, and multiplying that by fat happy domesticated cats.
I wish I had saved the link. Grrr. References.
Going “green” is more important that birds as evidenced by former President Obama actions before he left office.
In 2017, the former President Obamas’ administration finalized a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years — even if it means killing or injuring thousands of species protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Under the new rule, industrial wind may acquire an eagle “take” permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) that allows the site to participate in the nationwide killing of up to 4,200 bald eagles annually, under incidental “take” permits without compensatory mitigation.
It is shocking that industrial wind can legally obtain permits from the USFWS to kill those majestic bald eagles. I cry foul! I wonder if the renewable industry is proud of those new jobs being created also include those that need to clean up the mess from those creatures chopped up by the industrial wind generator blades and from those fried from the heat from the industrial solar panels?
Windmills or bat chomping eagle choppers made the red kite bird extinct in America and now there killing so many thousands of the endangered condor birds every year its going extinct as well not to mention our bald eagles and griffin vultures. If they keep on with the windmills it will be the end for birds and animals in America. Not to mention bird and bat frying solar murder farms. We need to get coal going again and fight the woke left scientists that have kidnaped our goverment.
Our fence line can have several bird carcasses at a time, ever since the wind turbines were erected next door. And they are birds of prey. I have started to photograph and collect them now. It is so disturbing to witness this moronic situation. These machines are massacring these beautiful creatures, not cats! Anyone who supports this industry has no soul, in my opinion.