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Which Kill More Birds, Oil Sands or Wind Turbines?

February 20th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Lately, I’ve been becoming more interested in policies surrounding environmental issues – in particular the idea that we can reverse climate change. There have been many scientists suggesting that government policies surrounding climate change are based on flawed data. Those policies are costing us money – lots of money – so, I’m naturally going to be curious as to how the government is spending my tax dollars.
For example the notion that we can somehow reverse climate change seems like a bit of a daunting, if not impossible task. We’d be right in that assumption because the climate has and always will change – that’s the one thing that’s constant about our climate. We don’t and can’t control it.
We’ve also been led to believe that clean sources of energy are better for us and our environment, and well, that doesn’t entirely seem to be the case either. Wind energy is being touted as a renewable, clean, and safe source for us. Turns out there’s questions about the health implications to humans, and implications to birds and other avian animals. Who knows what the real cost will eventually be to us? Sure, the oil sands may not be the best solution for our energy needs, but if the below video is any indication, I’m not sure that wind turbines are the better alternative.
Clearly, we have some more research to do before we start investing billions of dollars into energy sources designed to lower our carbon emissions. Understanding the science behind why these initiatives need to be undertaken, in addition to the real cost to us, is of paramount importance. We may discover that those choices lead us to different issues that cost us far more.

Warning: video is not meant for the squeamish.

Source: FrontierCentre

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