Look what the green energy global hoax does to wild life. I thought the touchy feely crowd was into protecting the environment not
Emerging Solar Plants Scorch Birds in Mid-Air
IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. — Aug 18, 2014, 1:40 AM ET
By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOHN LOCHER Associated Press
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair
Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one "streamer" every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator's application to build a still-bigger version.
The investigators want the halt until the full extent of the deaths can be assessed. Estimates per year now range from a low of about a thousand by BrightSource to 28,000 by an expert for the Center for Biological Diversity environmental group.
The deaths are "alarming. It's hard to say whether that's the location or the technology," said Garry George, renewable-energy director for the California chapter of the Audubon Society. "There needs to be some caution."
The bird kills mark the latest instance in which the quest for clean energy sometimes has inadvertent environmental harm. Solar farms have been criticized for their impacts on desert tortoises, and wind farms have killed birds, including numerous raptors.
Lonesome: But saving wildlife is not what the supporters of the fraud of man caused global warming are about. Saving wildlife is only a mantra to fool the more gullible of the public. The real goal is control of almost all aspects of everyone's life, and the looting of the developed nations in favor if the authoritarian rulers of most of the undeveloped world.
Philip Cooney Bush appointee to chair the Council on Environmental Quality was accused of editing government climate reports to emphasize doubts about global warming. Two days later, Cooney announced his resignation and later conceded his role in altering reports. Stating "My sole loyalty was to the President and advancing the policies of his administration," .
I'm all for alternative ways for energy but you are quite correct, like everything, there's a downside. Wind turbines is another big bird killer. It's easy to jump on the bandwagon, for another energy alternative, and easy not to realize some potential negative effects BUT hopefully they can be overcome.