- bird-slicing eco-crucifixes
Plus one for burning seagulls, and that seagull photo looks a bit suspicious to me.Posted 4 years agoahwilesSubscriber
what would be an acceptable level of avian mortality to generate energy using less environmentally damaging/more sustainable means than fossil fuel?
er, you tell me?
I’m sure that most people would agree that some sort of scale exists, from ‘wind-turbines are pointless, any harm to wildlife is excessive’ at one end, to ‘diced sea-eagle pie please! – cooked in an oven powered by wind!’ at the other.
i suspect my views place me at the more sceptical end…
…that seagull photo looks a bit suspicious to me.
ask the woman who took the photo:
Marian Cleary – who Tweets as @soundwords
i suppose the (ex) sea-eagle is photo-shopped too?
#goodlordiagreewithdelingpolePosted 4 years agoThurman MermanMember
Not wanting to be skeptical but the turbine would have to have exceptionally sharp blades and be rotating at a fair old pace to slice the head clean off a seagull.
Nnnnnnnnnot really. Think the tips of the blades are pretty quick (I can’t do the science). IIRC there’s some famous footage of a freefalling skydiver cutting another skydiver in half, such was the speed of their impact.
[Edit]: one skydiver’s arm cut through both the other guy’s legs. A combined speed of 300mph, apparently…Posted 4 years agokcrMember
According to this
head down terminal velocity is around 200mph, so how did two skydivers falling together attain a combined speed of 300 mph?
Is seagull head not more likely to be the result of a scavenger, rather than turbine decapitation?Posted 4 years ago
Great idea to staple cats to turbines, could we include Dellingpole as well?bigjimSubscriber
the bad location of wind turbines in Tarifa, that place in Norway with the eagles and some of the US farms isn’t a secret, and people have learnt from the mistakes. There has been a stack of research from Norway into the interactions of birds and turbines. It is interesting how people latch onto one bird being killed, when thousands upon thousands die from oil spills alone without batting many eyelids.
There is a vid on youtube of a vulture climbing the thermals at Tarifa and going into a turbine blade for those who are into the gory pics, it’s a bit sad to watch.Posted 4 years agodiscoduckMember
That’s laughable, twitchers flock from all over the country burning fossil fuels and when they get there they moan about a Green Energy wind turbine killing a dickie bird WTF !
So it’s OK to help pollute the environment but then moan when they chase a helpless bird into a giant fan !Posted 4 years ago
I’d make them all stay there for another 30 odd years till another one turns up ! See if they learn a lesson,
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