Wind turbines killing whales too
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Started by metmike - Jan. 13, 2023, 10:07 p.m.
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By metmike - Jan. 13, 2023, 10:12 p.m.
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Twenty-Five Industrial Wind Energy Deceptions

https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/27498/#88241



Wind energy uses wind to turn blades on wind turbines that power electric generators. Historically, a single windmill might be built to power mechanical machinery, but now large windmill farms have been constructed to provide power for entire communities. Pixabay (courtesy)

 After 20-25 years, landfills catch the vast majority of turbine blades.


Wind Turbines Killing Alarming Number of Bats: Scientists

By Melissa Colorado

Wind turbines are a critical piece of a cleaner future, but they're turning out to be anything but good for some critical wildlife.

Scientists say the spinning blades are killing an alarming number of bats that are needed to help farmers kill off crop-eating insects.

The specific species of bats – hoary bats – are helpful because they love to eat nocturnal insects, according to Dr. Winifred Frick, chief scientist at Bat Conservation International.

"Actually provide real economic value to America’s farmers," Frick said. "It's been estimated that bats provide in the billions of services to America’s farmers in terms of eating all sorts of different crop pests."

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        How are bats affected by wind turbines?        

                      https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/how-are-bats-affected-wind-turbines                                                         

Dead bats are found beneath wind turbines all over the world. It’s estimated that tens to hundreds of thousands die at wind turbines each year in North America alone.

Unfortunately, it’s not yet clear why this is happening.



The real environmental crisis's/insects dying-dead zones-aquifers drying up-plastics in the ocean-landfills/trash-over consumption of natural resources-REAL pollution in the air/soil/water-WIND TURBINES (metmike is a PRACTICING environmentalist):

https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/27498/

By metmike - Jan. 13, 2023, 10:31 p.m.
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Report: 10 of the Worst-sited Wind Energy Projects for Birds

March 24, 2016 · By ABC Staff

Hundreds of thousands of protected birds, including some endangered species, die each year when they collide with wind turbines and associated power lines. The number of turbines is set to grow significantly as wind energy projects continue to expand across the landscape, likely causing a major increase in this already serious problem.

https://abcbirds.org/10-worst-wind-energy-sites-for-birds/


A wind energy company has pleaded guilty after killing at least 150 eagles

https://www.npr.org/2022/04/06/1091250692/esi-energy-bald-eagles


Spain’s Wind Industry Slaughters Thousands of Endangered Birds With Impunity

https://stopthesethings.com/2022/04/15/spains-wind-industry-slaughters-thousands-of-endangered-birds-with-impunity/


Feds' Decision to Allow Wind Farm to Kill California Condor Threatens Recovery Effort, Says Leading Bird Group

https://abcbirds.org/news/feds-decision-to-allow-wind-farm-to-kill-california-condor-threatens-recovery-effort-says-leading-bird-group/


By 12345 - Jan. 13, 2023, 11:15 p.m.
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Regular turbines comfortably achieve speeds of 100mph, larger styles with heavier blades, reach speeds of 180mph.

TRY NOT TO GET SUCKED INTO ONE, AS YOU FLY BY!!

THE WATER IS "FEELING" THAT & SO CAN THE SEA LIFE

By metmike - Jan. 13, 2023, 11:57 p.m.
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Wind.............the diffuse, intermittent source of energy from environmental hell being used to replace fossil fuels, the source of energy helping to massively green up the planet from the beneficial gas, CO2's role in photosynthesis based on authentic science during this current climate optimum......which is featuring the best weather/climate and CO2 levels for life since humans have existed based on the authentic science.


CapitalCronyism in leading wind producer Texas.

https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/88534/#88536



Fake inflation reduction act. Wind, the energy source from environmental hell.

https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/88185/


Death by Greening:

https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/69258/


By metmike - Jan. 14, 2023, 10:17 a.m.
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Jean,

Thanks much for teaching me something.

I didn't realize the blades traveled that fast!

By 12345 - Jan. 14, 2023, 1:28 p.m.
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LOL  YOU'RE WELCOME, MIKE!

YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT DIDN'T REALIZE THAT! EVERYONE (AND, I DO MEAN EVERYONE) THAT I'VE GOTTEN INTO A FACE TO FACE "CONVERSATION" WITH, DIDN'T BELIEVE ME! I'D GET HOME & SEND 'EM A LONNNNGGGGGGG LIST OF VERIFIABLE LINKS, TO THE FACTS.

SURE, FROM THE GROUND, IT LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE JUST LUMBERING ALONG ~ WHEN THEY'RE ACTUALLY GOING AT BREAK NECK SPEED...DANGEROUSLY!!!!!

By metmike - Feb. 1, 2023, 11:26 p.m.
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Whale deaths along East Coast prompt 12 NJ mayors' call for offshore wind farm moratorium

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2023/01/31/whale-deaths-new-jersey-offshore-wind-farm-moratorium/11153356002/

"Why should offshore wind get a pass on scrutiny to ensure marine ecosystem protection, especially for endangered and protected species?" she said in the statement.


"This is the sixth stranded humpback whale reported in New Jersey, and the 18th large whale stranding along the East Coast, since December 1," Gomez said in an email to an the Asbury Park Press, part of the USA TODAY Network.

"While I am deeply concerned with the recent whale strandings, I also know we must base our decision making on science and data, not emotions or assumptions," Allison McLeod, policy director for the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and a former professional mammal observer, said in a statement earlier this month. "It is therefore irresponsible to assign blame to offshore wind energy development without supporting evidence."

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They mean the same science telling us the planet is dying from the increase in CO2 which is causing the planet to massively green up and life to enjoy a climate optimum.

Death by Greening:
https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/69258/

We are already hearing what THAT science is telling us here about whales........wind turbines, killing birds and bats and wrecking the planet(tearing up the earth for rare metals in them and for batteries to store the energy)  can't possibly kill whales. It's just impossible, because wind turbines are saving the planet from fossil fuels.

Repeat after me:

Wind turbines are saving the planet from fossil fuels!

Wind turbines are saving the planet from fossil fuels!

Wind turbines are saving the planet from fossil fuels!

Wind turbines are saving the planet from fossil fuels!


Don't use critical thinking or authentic science, just keep repeating.


Wind turbines are saving the planet from fossil fuels!

Wind turbines are saving the planet from fossil fuels!

Wind turbines are saving the planet from fossil fuels!

Wind turbines are saving the planet from fossil fuels!