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Old 21-03-14, 04:56 PM
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Wildlife Extra News - Wind farms threaten seabirds of Moray Firth
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Old 22-03-14, 09:19 PM
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I was watching something on telly the other night - might have been Countryfile - about Norfolk and Suffolk. It was claimed that there used to be so many windmills there that there was barely 100 yards between them. I found myself wondering how on earth the birds managed, but they must have done...

I'd prefer not to have wind farms on land or offshore - you should see the view across Liverpool Bay now, it's not all Anthony Gormley statues - but until there's a real revolution in energy production (or consumption for that matter) whatever we do as a species to ensure our survival will almost certainly have a negative outcome on those with whom we share the planet. I doubt wind farms will do as much damage as the continued use of fossil fuels. Or - very relevant in this part of the country - fracking.

But hey, it's a real can of worm, and I'm no scientist.

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Old 22-03-14, 10:56 PM
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but until there's a real revolution in energy production (or consumption for that matter)
And there is the real issue. People who complain about energy production should go home and turn ALL their power off.

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I doubt wind farms will do as much damage as the continued use of fossil fuels.
EXACTLY!

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Tricky thing wind farms, they make interesting reading though. Detriments to wildlife, the countryside as a whole and huge areas of them which only power a relatively small number of homes are some arguments against. But at least they should be helping to reduce fossil fuel consumption which out weighs the negatives.

I am not exactly sure where I stand on them.....

But I can see the point of view if you are dead against them, go home and turn the power off or at least make steps to save power where you can.

Its very vaguely like mobile phone masts - I know there maybe health implications with these but when people complain about them being erected near their homes I always think about how many of those people have a mobile in their pocket. Not in my back yard etc.

One things for sure though, its a subject that stirs up lots of different emotions.
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