No I’m not going batty, it’s true. Bats kill insects….ingested insects don’t eat crops…..we all get to eat dinner.
Throw wind turbines into the picture and its…..bats killed by wind turbines…..no bats to eat insects….either insects eat crops…or we use more pesticide to kill those crop eating insects…..pesticides run off into streams and aquifers….we ingest more pesticide.
Per this article in the Telegraph, this scenario is indeed true.
Scientists found the blades of wind turbines were a major threat to bats particularly when they are migrating.
Several migratory tree-living species of bats were being slaughtered “in unprecedented numbers” by wind turbines, said the researcher.
“Without bats, crop yields are affected,” said Dr McCracken.
“Pesticide applications go up.
population recovery is unlikely for decades or even centuries, if at all,”
Yes they’re not only bird choppers, they’re bat choppers and crop killers and possibly human killers, not to mention they are not profitable unless subsidized by your tax-dollars.
Why the greentards keep touting wind-power as being good is way beyond me. They should declare these an abomination and demand that the existing ones be removed and that no more new ones be built.
I believe if we’re going to invest in greentard energy schemes at least solar doesn’t chop birds and bats up. Investing in wind-power is CO2 Insanity.
Source: The Telegraph