Planting 300 tonne whirling juggernauts out to sea has a variety of endangered species on a greasy path to extinction. One of them is the South-east Australia’s Orange-bellied Parrot – a timid and migratory species – at last count, its remaining numbers would struggle to fill a symphony orchestra.
The North Atlantic Right Whale’s numbers are little better.
The future existence of both parrot and whale is threatened by industrial wind turbines: 60m blades with their tips travelling at over 350 kph make short work of any bird on the wing; the insidious low-frequency noise and vibration generated rattles the nerves of all brands of cetaceans, over time causing deafness and, thereby, messing with their ability to navigate using underwater sound.
The modern eco-zealot continues to parrot the line about wind power saving the planet, but the inconvenient truth about the monstrous harm these things cause to all manner…
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