News: It's OK To Kill The Bald Eagle

Discussion in 'Environment' started by Annie, May 12, 2012.

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    for Green purposes. Without the exemption, it's a federal crime. I've not heard of such an exemption for other businesses, even those with success behind their belts:

    https://www.federalregister.gov/art...e-regulations-governing-eagle-permitting#p-17

     
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    Read more: The green killer: Scores of protected golden eagles dying after colliding with wind turbines | Mail Online
     
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    Sounds to me like an engineering problem. A noise maker on the blades, or some kind of light or paint pattern to warn off the eagles.
     
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    What of the responsible development of conventional energy? Why doesn't it get a pass?
     
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    Because the release of mercury and lead into the atmosphere is not a good thing for the young of a certain species that I value. Also, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere right now is the equivelant of that of 15 million years ago when the sea level was 25 meters higher than today. And we are already seeing consequences in the form of more frequent and violent weather events. Both Swiss Re and Munich Re confirm this with real time records for the last 50 years.
     
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    One more think you don't know jack about. When an eagle hunts, he is focused very tightly on his prey. An eagle sees as if he were looking through binoculars, that is why they hunt from such a great altitude.

    Tell you what, how about you go a day or so walking about your town only looking through binoculars and let me know how that works out for you.

    The fact is that greens are willing to see eagles, vultures, migratory birds, etc go extinct rather than acknowlege that wind energy saw its zeneth 300 years ago and is a pointless waste of money today.
     
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    Rocks you idiot, we aren't seeing anything like consequences. We are seeing nothing unusual or unprecedented in the climate. The only consequence I can see is that of letting people like you out of their cages to spew your bile all around.
     
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    He can't help it, he's a brainwashed clone
     
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    I won't disagree with your concerns regarding lead and mercury, but those compounds are far less prevalent today because of pollution controls and efficiencies of production. There's much room for improvement, so how about focusing on improvements rather than the absolute cessation of production? These risks are manageable and to an extent, acceptable considering the benefits.

    I think the focus of this thread is the total acceptance of the risks of alternative energies production to the point of embracing the deaths of eagles and other birds to the extent of granting waivers for wanton slaughter.

    As for Co2, I'm not as versed as you or others on this board to the pro or con but from what I've read the debate can go either way. I've stated before that I'm "on the fence". There are many other sources of Co2 emissions most notably ethanol plants and... breweries. Don't read much about that in the news.
     

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