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Old 10-12-2008, 09:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
Sooner or later society will have to grapple with the question: "Are a few birds more important than wind energy?"
It's a bogus question on several levels. First and foremost, wind power and the well being of birds are not mutually exclusive. An easy way to prevent bird death due to wind turbines is to redesign the turbines, which is already in practice. All that needs to be done is to make the turbines A: higher off the ground, and B: larger and thus slower rotating, and easier for birds to see. But let's say for the sake of argument that there was no way to prevent wind turbines from killing birds. How would you respond to your own question with one small change...
"Are a few children more important than wind energy?"

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