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

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."


        How are bats affected by 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):

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.

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

Spain’s 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

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.



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.

Crony Capitalism in leading wind producer Texas.

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

Death by Greening:

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

"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."


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:

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!

By metmike - Feb. 17, 2023, 12:17 a.m.
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Greenpeace Betrays Founders to Peddle Junk Science

Risk Premium: Insurers Baulk At Paying Out For Hundreds of Wind Turbine Fires & Collapses


February 16, 2023  by

Solar Energy Rejections Soared in 2022

You won’t read about this in The New York Times or The New Yorker, but 2022 was a record year for the number of solar energy projects that were rejected by rural communities in the United States.

As I show in the Renewable Rejection Database, nearly 80 rural governments either banned or restricted solar energy projects last year. Among them: Rotterdam, New York. On December 14, according to The Daily Gazette, the Rotterdam Town Board voted 5-0 to adopt a year-long moratorium on large solar projects. The vote followed “weeks of input from residents, who urged lawmakers to adopt the measure over concerns about the long-term impact solar arrays pose for the town. Many residents expressed worries that allowing the structures without further regulations does not align with the town’s updated comprehensive plan.”

The moratorium in Rotterdam is part of the ongoing backlash in rural America against the encroachment of large wind and solar projects. These rejections are an inconvenient truth for the myriad NGOs, climate activists, academics, and corporations who are hoping that the $127 billion appropriated for renewables under the Inflation Reduction Act will catalyze a massive buildout of new solar and wind projects. But the reality is that land-use conflicts have been hindering the growth of those projects -- both in the U.S. and Europe -- for years. And as more projects get proposed, more rural communities are objecting.

In all, more than 40 Ohio townships adopted measures last year that prohibit the construction of large solar or wind projects, or both. Across the U.S., about 106 communities have rejected or restricted solar projects since 2017. The number of wind rejections also jumped last year, with 55 communities enacting ordinances or other measures that prohibit the installation of large wind facilities. Since 2015, about 360 communities across the U.S. have rejected or restricted wind projects. (Note that last year, I published numbers that were slightly higher than that. In my continuing updates to the database, I found some entries that were duplicates and deleted them.)

To be sure, these facts, and these numbers, don’t fit with the narrative being peddled by legacy media outlets. Last year, National Public Radio ran an article claiming that rural Americans were peddling “misinformation” in their efforts to prevent wind and solar projects from being built in their neighborhoods. Last month, an article published in TheNew York Times claimed that opposition to wind projects in Michigan included “anti-wind activists with ties to groups backed by Koch Industries.” But the reporter who wrote the article, David Gelles, didn’t provide any proof of any Koch connections. (Gelles did not reply to two emails asking him for substantiation of his claim.) Last month in The New Yorker, climate activist Bill McKibben claimed that “front groups sponsored by the fossil-fuel industry have begun sponsoring efforts to spread misinformation about wind and solar energy.” But like Gelles, McKibben didn’t provide any proof for his claim. 

I have been reporting on rural opposition to the encroachment of renewables for a dozen years. I have been maintaining and updating the Renewable Rejection Database -- on my own time and my own dime -- since 2015. I have interviewed dozens of small-town policymakers and landowners. I’ve had some of them on the Power Hungry Podcast. I’ve written about people like Dave and Rose Enz, residents of Denmark, Wisconsin, who abandoned their home due to noise from wind turbines that were built too close to the house they had owned for decades. 

In all of the years I’ve been reporting on these issues, I have seen no evidence of Koch funding or “front groups” sponsored by the hydrocarbon sector. What I have seen is an increasing effort by the wind and solar lobbies and their claqueurs to discredit people who stand in the way of these projects. Perhaps that’s not surprising. Tens of billions of dollars in federal tax credits are at stake. Companies like Apex Clean Energy can’t feed at the federal trough if they don’t build projects.

By 12345 - Feb. 17, 2023, 12:22 a.m.
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By metmike - Feb. 17, 2023, 12:46 a.m.
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Good for them, Jean.

They highlight the state of Ohio in the article!

They are wrecking the greening planet to supposedly save it from the best weather/climate and beneficial CO2 for life in thousands of years during this scientific/biological climate optimum!

The fake climate crisis is just a political tool for accomplishing self serving agenda as well as exploiting it to enrich crony capitalism. 

By metmike - March 1, 2023, 2:19 p.m.
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The king of climate disinformation speaks!

John Kerry Calls Out 'Disinformation Campaign' on Wind Turbines


"Look at the average highway in any country in the world. Cars hit birds. I don't hear anybody complaining about that or trains or airplanes. It's a balance. And I think it is not a crisis in my judgment."


metmike: What's not a crisis is the current, scientific climate OPTIMUM with a greening planet and best weather/climate for life in over 1,000 years. And wind turbines WRECKING the planet for crony capitalism and political agenda that cruds like Kerry benefit from........and the planet pays a price.

With the people/taxpayers paying an even higher price tag.......over 400 trillion needed to convert to wind, solar and batteries with no fossil fuels.........and that's a conservative estimate.

That's 20 times the GDP and can never happen. In fact, it's being blatantly exposed right now and Kerry is in the process of trying to do damage control because all the promises on paper are UNDER achieving in the real world and their big failures across the board (which they try to hide and distort to keep the scheme alive as long as possible) is a major wake up call.

Here some authentic science that Kerry lies to us about:

                 Climate change: short on proof, drowning in nonsense    

                US Climate Is Getting Less Extreme, Not More    

Charles Payne on the economy and in particular, inflation: Biden's intentional war on fossil fuels energy disaster started by Obama. Why anti environmental and bird/bat killing wind and solar can NEVER come close to replacing fossil fuels. The cost = 433 Trillion!.  Government forcing anti environmental wind/solar on the market. Stifling new investments in crude and natural gas.  2022

Life without petroleum based products: 6,000 products made with petroleum.  Killing Coal. Fossil fuels and fertilizer. Biden praises high gasoline prices.     2022

NEW: Kerry wants to push back hard on energy infrastructure. Biden uses Defense Production Act for his solar agenda. Jaw dropping ignorance and hypocrisy on energy by leaders of the climate fraud.        2022

Climate Change and hurricanes: We are slightly wetter than 100 years ago. Previous warmings that were this warm or warmer were called Climate OPTIMUMS. Now, the same weather is a Climate CRISIS.

$555 billion to fight the fake climate crisis: How we generate energy. Anti environmental wind/solar/batteries. Death of the planet by greening it up(-: Climate hypocrites.  Biden lays waste to free market. Impending energy train wreck.     

Wind/ solar/batteries: Environmentally UNfriendly, and UNgreen. When will fossil fuels run out? Maybe they aren't all fossil fuels...abiotic oil/gas. May/June 2021 

Death by Greening: CO2 is greening the planet and greatly boosting crop yields. Photosynthesis has not been repealed.


Busted Climate models: Global climate models are completely busted! Showing how REALLY wrong they've been but get adjusted......even hotter to scare more people, not for science. Massive data and observations from the real planet vs the speculative, computer simulated one based on a busted theory.  China and developing country emission increases will DWARF our cuts. Happy(sad) Earth Day. April 2021

Global Warming(CLIMATE CHANGE) causes everything:Polar Vortex invasion. Previous events similar to this. We were told that this was caused by global warming. The science/facts show the complete opposite. Texas energy disaster caused by lack of Winterizing with too much dependence on green energy(wind). Obama's climate czar, telling us that global warming caused the extreme cold 7 years ago. April 2021

 Optimal CO2 for life more than double current level: See the proof with thousands of studies. Showing Scientific American.....and mainstream science sold to us........ to be wrong about plants and the affects from Climate Change. December 2020

By metmike - March 1, 2023, 3:14 p.m.
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John Kerry Confronted Over His Private Jet Use — His Response Says It All

John Kerry family private jet sold shortly after accusations of climate hypocrisy

A spokesperson for Kerry confirms to Fox News Digital the jet was sold over the summer

By metmike - March 1, 2023, 8:14 p.m.
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118 Private Jets Take Leaders To COP26 Climate Summit Burning Over 1,000 Tons Of CO2


I say that they should stop lying about CO2 and the fake climate crisis, during this current climate optimum that features the best best climate in over 1,000 years for most life on this greening planet.

Even so, their lifestyles are still gobbling up way more natural resources than what is sustainable for humans on a planet with its limitations.

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): April 2019

By 12345 - March 25, 2023, 1:49 p.m.
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Congressman rips into Biden’s green agenda

By metmike - April 10, 2023, 9:39 a.m.
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Ignoring dead whales, NOAA proposes another site survey off New Jersey

“Damn the whales, full speed ahead” seems to be the offshore wind policy of Biden’s NOAA. They now propose to approve yet another site survey, just 10 miles off Atlantic City. These surveys are the top suspect for the recent wave of dead whales, centered on New Jersey.

 See the proposal at 

The site is a big one because the offshore wind project is huge. Phase 1 is a whopping 1,500 MW, which means over 100 monster turbine towers. The survey area is around 1,500,000 acres or an incredible 2,300 square miles. 

Ironically the project is called Atlantic Shores, which is where all the dead whales are washing up. In fact this is basically a renewal of a prior permit. NOAA acts as though nothing has changed, ignoring the horrible New Jersey whale deaths.

Thousands of whales are being killed by passing ships. Can we save them?


They completely ignore the fact that wind turbine projects are driving whales out of their natural habits INTO shipping lanes which greatly increases their collisions with ships.

By metmike - April 10, 2023, 9:48 a.m.
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Massachusetts Offshore Wind Troubles

From MasterResource

 By Allen Brooks 

Management currently calls the wind farm “unfinanceable” because “unexpectedly high and persistent inflation, supply shortage and increases in supply costs, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and rapid increases in interest rates had negatively affected the economics of the Project to the point where the PPAs would no longer facilitate the financing of the Project due to the Project’s negative net present value.”


Fake green, anti environmental, diffuse, intermittent energy driven by crony capitalism and political agenda that only exists because of government subsidies/benefits and corrupt charlatans manipulating gullible people.

Wrecking the planet and killing wildlife to supposedly "save the planet"!

By metmike - May 16, 2023, 8:34 p.m.
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By 12345 - May 18, 2023, 3:36 p.m.
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Judge Rejects Lawsuit By Nantucket Residents To Block Wind Turbines, Protect Right Whales


By metmike - May 18, 2023, 7:22 p.m.
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Thanks much, Jean!

Another example of them having to kill wildlife, the environment and the earth in order to "save the planet"!

This decision looks to be based on legal stuff but they couldn't even wait for  the results of an upcoming, possibly more definitive scientific study, to shed some biological light on the picture?

Panel of scientists to study impact of wind turbines on endangered right whales

Right whales have been harmed by modern threats: vessel strikes, entanglements with fishing gear, and climate change. Offshore wind development presents another possible threat

A committee of scientists and experts convened this week to begin a monthslong process of independently evaluating potential impacts of offshore wind development on the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale and its primary food source. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the lead regulator on offshore wind, called for an independent review by a committee under the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.


Regardless. Here's how studies like this often go:

The groups involved all belong to the same political mindset. They believe that we are destroying the (greening up) planet from climate change and the only thing that can save it are things like wind turbines(which are actually devises REALLY wrecking the planet) . A vital element to this is the massive crony capitalism. With the government subsidies and tax benefits there is much money to be made from these projects. Scientists doing studies like this also get funded with grants and the way to get the most scientific funding is to start the  research with an assumption of a climate crisis that favors actions like using widespread wind turbines to address it. 

If you want to maximize  your chances of getting scientific funding, have your study include anything related to the climate crisis and especially to solving it. 

Then, find reasons to support the preconceived conclusion to make the most money and accomplish the political agenda. Use creative, elusive verbiage when it comes to actually concluding that the activities associated with wind turbines have an impact on whales. Then use that to justify a conclusion that the study was unable to prove that wind turbine activity harms whales.  And everybody uses the study as evidence that wind turbines and the surveys/installation process doesn't  harm whales...........even though they clearly do. 

The group calling for this study is a government agency. One would assume that scientists doing the study would practice the objective scientific method. Yeah, right maybe on Fantasy Island. OK, there are actually some that are objective fair.

However,  here on planet earth, 70%+ of scientists are from the D party and have political opinions and career considerations with other elements that often cloud their applying of the scientific method in their work. 

Why Most Published Research Findings Are False

      “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”    


―      Upton Sinclair,            I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked

By 12345 - May 19, 2023, 1:12 a.m.
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I WAS READING SOME OF THE FAVORITE QUOTES.  LOL I REALLY LIKE THIS'N >>>>>>>>> ~ ~“I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.”
― Michel de Montaigne

By 12345 - June 5, 2023, 10:07 p.m.
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Rep. Van Drew slams wind turbines after more whale deaths spotted in NJ