A wind turbine acts, in some instances, as an attractor and executioner: The Bat, or a raptor, for example, may circle for prey, and become consumed, eliminated, or wounded to be scavenged elsewhere. Some species are becoming extinct. Imagine, then, with about 225,000 turbines worldwide, producing less than ½ of one percent of the world’s power, this level of destruction, and then imagine a 20% increase in turbine proliferation, which is what some would wish.
Bird and bat mortality numbers just for the USA, estimated to be at least 37 million by experts Paul Driessen and Jim Wiegand, are likely much larger. The real magnitude of the contribution of wind turbines to habitat disruption and consumption, and obvious mortality, is currently underestimated.
Additionally, the amount of facile and spotty counting of mortality, and the obvious questionable practice of allowing the developer to conduct the studies, is ridiculous.
Governments then providing “kill” or “take” permits, for endangered species, pushes the believability envelope to the limit. What has been “sold” to the public consciousness, is “green” wishful thinking. What has been “purchased” is the collusion of governments aiding developers to literally condemn Nature and her processes. The turbine debt will never be repaid. The Whooping Crane and the Golden Eagle are on their way to extinction. How many other species will similarly be condemned?
Consider also: food, insects, rainforest, oceans, air, soil, living breathing cooperating systems. Add turbines: widespread havoc to all.
If you care, truly care, about wildlife and habitat, and your coexistence with all, and of course your own relationship to food, you will care about wind turbine proliferation. Please share this site with others.
For all of this, do not imagine that turbines provide meaningful power.
They do not.
Industrial wind is the largest “con” of the modern age.
The vulture in the video was struck by a wind turbine
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Eagle nest removed from wind farm site – thespec.com – January 7 2013
PoV: No room for eagles in Green Energy Act? – chathamdailynews.ca – January 11 2013
Bureaucrats ignored advice from biologist to leave eagle’s nest and move wind turbine in Haldimand County – lfpress.com – January 17 2013
Natives and Haldimand residents protest at wind turbine sites – haldimandwindconcerns.com – January 18, 2013
I believe that if the public were made aware of the extinction of species coming from these turbines and the mountain of bogus studies the industry has produced, they would want NOTHING to do with these turbines. I also believe the majority of people after hearing the truth would rather conserve energy and would be willing to pay more for other forms of electricity just to shut down these deadly turbines. It is called sharing the world, not devouring it.
I can not stress this enough to people………..From what I have seen from looking at wind industry mortality studies, this industry and our wildlife agencies are so corrupt they might as well all be selling used cars with their odometers turned back at least 90% because this is how bad it really is.
Across the nation official bird and bat kill estimates have been derived from studies rigged to hide mortality. The real numbers are at least 10 times the amount being reported and sometimes it is far more. Altamont Pass has reported less than a hundred dead bats in 30 years of service but thousands have been killed there. This industry is set up to hide mortality and the latest “incidental take” or “Kill permits” for a few endangered bats could end up being 5000. A single permit for an eagle could easily end up with dozens being killed.
A generation ago these were the people we incarcerated and ran out of our neighborhoods. Now these same people have been put on a path of massive industrial blight and extinction of species. This man-made disaster will be the wind turbine legacy we hand our children.
Despite what this industry and their bogus studies claim they are never going to solve one man-made disaster, climate change from unbridled human related activities, with more of the same (wind turbine blight). It simply is not possible.
No matter how anyone feels about wind turbines, no one should condone the corruption, the silent fraud, and bogus studies supporting this industry.
In a criminal trial if a defendant is caught lying they lose all credibility with the jury. I have caught this industry in hundreds of lies while trying to cover-up their wind turbine mortality. “
~ Jim Wiegand, Wildlife Biologist, Expert in Wind Turbine Bird & Bat Mortality