Where Are Those Rare Bird Acivists Now?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. pspr


    I would think the Spotted Owl people would be screaming bloody murder over the destruction power generating windmills pose to wildlife. From Eagles to rare species, they are all falling to the whirling blades of windmills. Where is the outrage?

    SCOTLAND -- 80 birdwatchers got together in Scotland to get a glimpse of a White-throated Needletail: a rare bird that has not been seen in the United Kingdom for 22 years. The birders were there to watch the world's fastest flying bird, instead they witnessed it fly directly into a wind turbine where it was killed instantly.

  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    That's a youtube moment.
  3. haha it's just like when they passed laws that everyone HAS to wear a seat belt for our own safety, yet now we need to drive 'smart' cars for the environment, how much help is a seat belt gonna provide if you crash in one of those fucking deathtraps? Nearly every liberal 'solution' is a problem unto itself. But hey, support whatever cause gets the votes this time around, right?
  4. Lucrum


    I read not long ago that thousands upon thousands of birds are being killed by wind generators.

    Trivia: I read several decades ago it was estimated 1,000,000 animals are killed on our nations roads and highways - every single day.
  5. These instances of free food are going to attract the homeless.
  6. pspr


    Oh, the humanity!!!! :(
  7. More like a modern day Monty Python moment.
  8. Max E.

    Max E.


    BERKELEY, Calif., July 1 (UPI) -- Electric cars, despite their supposed green credentials, are among the environmentally dirtiest transportation options, a U.S. researcher suggests.
    Writing in the journal IEEE Spectrum, researcher Ozzie Zehner says electric cars lead to hidden environmental and health damages and are likely more harmful than gasoline cars and other transportation options.

    Electric cars merely shift negative impacts from one place to another, he wrote, and "most electric-car assessments analyze only the charging of the car. This is an important factor indeed. But a more rigorous analysis would consider the environmental impacts over the vehicle's entire life cycle, from its construction through its operation and on to its eventual retirement at the junkyard."

    Political priorities and corporate influence have created a flawed impression that electric cars significantly reduce transportation impacts, he said.

    "Upon closer consideration, moving from petroleum-fueled vehicles to electric cars starts to appear tantamount to shifting from one brand of cigarettes to another," Zehner, a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, said.

    Zehner, once an electric car enthusiast who has since changed his position and become an activist looking at a number of so-called green initiatives, is the author of the book "Green Illusions."
  9. Lucrum


    I read just yesterday that a single recent volcanic eruption wiped out the last six years of Europe's effort in reducing carbon emissions.

    How's that for a sharp stick in the eye?
  10. LEAPup


    Since you fly for a living, I'd say that isn't a bad thing. Less worry about bird strikes. Lol!

    For the rest of us, yes, these less than effective green "solutions" are going to continue under this tyrannical administration, which we ALL pay for.:mad:
    #10     Jul 2, 2013