When it comes to protecting endangered species and the environment, civil projects have to take a back seat, and often rightfully so.
However, if there’s the chance or hope that the climate could be rescued by industrial wind turbines from a change that exists only in climate models, then for climate activists it’s okay to wipe out natural habitats to install them.
Recently WDR German Public Broadcasting showed a report “Dead Birds Due To Wind Turbines”.
Film image of endangered red kite killed by German wind turbine. Image/footage by WDR.
The widespread environmental damage that wind parks have on Germany’s wildlife and natural landscape is a most inconvenient topic and reality that German fake greens and climate activists refuse to acknowledge.
Dead birds under turbines
Recently in June in southern North Rhine Westphalia, an endangered red kite predatory bird was found dead under a wind turbine. A tragic incident, as June is the period when adult birds raise their young ones in nests. With the mother dead, the young simply die, according to game warden and resident, Reinhold Knippschild.
The WDR report also reports of another killed red kite found under a wind turbine on August 6. Now police are investigating.
One reason the red kites are getting killed by turbines is because of the extremely large areas around the turbines that have been deforested. The red kites have their gaze fixed downward in their search for prey and so get struck by the turbine blades. Critics say the amount of deforestation around the wind parks is excessive and so violates the regulations.
They are now suing in court to have the turbines shut down.
However, wind park investor Brilon GmbH & Co. disputes this claim, and say the area complies to the requirements. Wind energy proponents then even accused anti-wind activists of placing the dead red kite under the turbine in question. The accusation has sparked a huge backlash from the wind energy opponents.
The wind parks do comply to regulations
The real point, the activists say, is that the species protection regulations simply were not adhered to, birds are being killed, and so the turbines must be shut down. The activists say they’ve already succeeded in getting another wind park shut down due to non-compliance to the regulations.
The WDR reporter states that the Brilon wind park opponents are dead serious in their effort to get the park shut down.
With two dead endangered red kites in 2 months, shutting down the wind park should be just a formality.
Another turbine goes up in flames
Meanwhile in northwestern Germany, another wind turbine has been destroyed by fire arising from a technical fault. Good thing it was not located in the middle of one of Germany’s tinderbox dry forests we’ve seen this year.
September 1, 2018 at 08:21AM