It is not green. It chops up birds. It destroys landscapes.
David Bellamy, Environmentalist Professor
Windfarms kill wildlife
The excuse given by windfarm developers for killing bats and birds is that climate change will kill more of them than turbines will, but as Dr Etherington has said "it is now clear that the reduction in global carbon from installing wind turbines is infinitesimal, about o.ooo4%. It is certain that there is absolutely no chance that this insignificant carbon reduction will influence global climate."
Yet this global warming excuse for killing wildlife is still played out by windfarm developers in planning meetings throughout the UK.
Back to Dr Etherington
"the installation of these landscape-destroying follies continues to march ahead pointlessly simply because the government has promised the EU that it will reach a target and the green lobby are happy that we are making a futile gesture. Meeting a pointless target and making a meaningless gesture is nowhere near a good enough justification for the destruction of our most precious and unique British landscape."
The wrong location
As for the birds and bats, well simple common sense says that three 40 metre blades whirling around in the countryside will kill wildlife, especially when you have bridged the gap between Stokepark Wood and Salcey Forest with 15 sets of these 40 metre blades.
even the RSPB takes money from wind farms to shut it up about their eagle killing
Mat Ridley, The Spectator ... full Spectator article here
Below is a photograph of a bat that has been killed by a turbine and a video of a bird being struck by one. There is also a link to the New Scientist web site that shows a video of bats being struck by turbine blades. These are distressing images so please don't scroll down if you could be upset by them.
To propose a windfarm between two woodland areas is
just plain wrong
Wind turbines kill bats
Clicking on the link below will open a new window and you may have to wait for a short advert to play before seeing the bat video footage.
Video on New Scientist web site