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Title: 2.9 Billion Bird Deaths Linked to Solar, Wind
Source: Townhall
URL Source: https://townhall.com/columnists/kat ... -linked-to-solar-wind-n2553475
Published: Sep 23, 2019
Author: Katie Kieffer
Post Date: 2019-09-23 22:01:44 by Tooconservative
Keywords: None
Views: 68
Comments: 2

Feathers at the foot of a wind turbine. Bird droppings at the base of a solar panel. A coroner could use these signs to establish the cause of mass bird death. And a novelist could pen a murder mystery titled: Death by Renewable Energy.

In 1969, there were far more active coal plants in America than today. However, in 1969, there were also 2.9 billion more birds in America. In the last decade alone, 289 coal plants have closed—a 40 percent reduction. Meanwhile, wind turbines and solar panels are going up at a record pace and scientists are reporting a “full-blown crisis” in the disappearance of 29 percent of North American birds.

“Cats eat more birds than wind turbines kill!” claim wind and solar activists. But there are fewer cats in the United States today than in 2013. Meanwhile, wind turbines and solar panels are going up at an alarming rate.

Why is nearly a third of our bird population disappearing? Common birds including sparrows, robins, warblers, blackbirds and starlings play an integral role in pollinating flowers, regenerating forests by spreading seeds, and controlling pests. We may take birds for granted—but we rely on them for a healthy ecosystem.

“Habitat loss” is the top reason for this bird disappearing act according to a new analysis in the journal Science. Let’s connect the dots. Coal plants are shuttering. Wind and solar farms consume vast tracts of land. The bright blades and lights in turbines and solar panels actually attract birds—and the insects they eat. Therefore, Audubon reports, even if wind turbines are retrofitted: “every species of bird approaches a turbine in a different manner, so training blades to recognize all birds could take years of research.”

Five years ago—in 2014—Yahoo! News reported that wind turbines are responsible for killing over 573,000 birds annually. Bird scientist Shawn Smallwood testified that one large solar farm alone—the Ivanpah solar panel project in California—likely kills 28,380 birds annually. Meanwhile, we’ve built more wind turbines and solar farms. Scientists claim to be “stunned” that birds are dropping in droves. But the writing, or bird guts, has been on the turbine blade for years.

Democrat Billionaires Get Richer Off Solar, Poor Pay Higher Energy Prices

President Trump is the only American billionaire in recent memory (other than the late Steve Jobs) who understands that socialism destroys the economy and hurts poor people.

Facebook founder billionaire Mark Zuckerberg (who once hosted a “Hoodie Summit” for President Obama, inviting him to Facebook headquarters for a town hall in 2011 to help him get re-elected) is about to get much richer now that he’s building six solar projects – each the size of four football fields – in the New Mexico desert. Fortunately for Zuck, when a Democrat destroys land, it’s called “meeting energy goals.”

Billionaire former Google CEO Eric Schmitt endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008. In 2013, he cashed in on his friendship with Obama to allocate a $1.6 billion stimulus loan toward Ivanpah solar thermal project along the California-Nevada border. Google was a joint owner of Ivanpah, and “only” destroyed 4,000 acres of pristine land and displaced a desert tortoise in the process of littering the desert with hundreds of thousands of mirrors.

The same executives jetting around the world and residing in mansions want to send the rest of us back to the caveman era. What is it to them if the rest of us lose power? They can afford to buy up 4,000 acres in the Southwest and turn it into their private solar project. Or, a crony capitalist will offer them a subsidy.

As birds die and billionaires binge, poor people pay higher prices—and face energy shortages thanks to the Democrat push for “clean” energy. Even in the energy-rich state of Texas, there are whispers of a “mandatory power cut” for consumers amid triple-digit heat. Wind and solar puts a strain on the power grid because it is not very profitable or efficient. In August, Texas became “the most expensive place to buy power in all of the United States' major markets,” reported Express-News.

Wind and solar are about 2,000 years out-of-date, and I don’t normally associate antiquity with cleanliness. The Roman and Egyptian ruins are called “ruins” because of all the dust and rubble. It’s a myth that archaic technology will result in clean air and healthy ecosystems.

We will save birds—and the ecosystems they nourish—when we stop destroying their habitats with lethal blades and blinding panels.


Poster Comment:

There's scarcely a chirp from anyone, including Audubon and Sierra Club and Wildlife Federation, about the Left-instigated mass extinctions of endangered bird populations, all so they can maintain an illusion that solar/wind are all we need.

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#1. To: Tooconservative (#0)

“Cats eat more birds than wind turbines kill!” claim wind and solar activists.

Cats tend to kill birds but not eat them. They bring them home and deposit them on the front stoop like a trophy.

nolu chan  posted on  2019-09-23   23:57:58 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: nolu chan (#1)

Cats tend to kill birds but not eat them. They bring them home and deposit them on the front stoop like a trophy.

Not wild cats who have to feed themselves. They do eat their kill and are not known for killing wantonly, the way a fed cat will. Many fed cats will still hunt but usually prefer their own canned or dried foods.

The writer was trying to ridicule this claim by the windmill/solar people.

And even if it was true that cats kill more birds than windmills, that is beside the point anyway. Cats are or can be a natural predator. We human animals who build these windmill/solar thingies are the ones building things that cause huge direct harm to endangered bird populations including endangered species and protected species like the bald eagle.

But now that the solar/wind people have gotten a good taste of how high they can run electricity bills through federal law and forced subsidies to their industry, they aren't going to give up that lucrative income without a fight.

Tooconservative  posted on  2019-09-24   3:28:06 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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