I hate wind turbines and the entire wind power gestalt with the fusion-powered hatred of a thousand suns. They are eyesores, expensive and unreliable. And I don’t think anyone has studied the impact they will have on bird and insect populations. This is especially important when bees are affected. They pollinate our food. If they get sucked into the vortices created by the wind turbines, this is going to affect our food supply and not in a good way.
I take the plight of the poor bees to heart for an unusual reason. My father loves wilderness paddling — he is certified by the Explorers Club of New York and the Canoe-Kayak Federation of Canada as the first person to lead an expedition the entire length of the Whale River in Quebec. I only got to go on one of his wilderness river trips, which was on the Missinaibi River in Ontario. There’s a rapids about five miles south of Mattice with a little island that divides the river. My father tried to take me through the right side of the island, which was class IV water — above my ability, but he thought he could get us through. However, I wasn’t strong enough to paddle upstream far enough to be able to turn the decked C-2 (two-person canoe) to the chute we had targeted. The Missinaibi grabbed us and we almost broached on a rock. I will never forget what it was like to be powerless against that current. That’s why I identify with the bees getting overwhelmed by the wind vortices from the turbines.
So I am delighted to point my readers to a great article on the objections to wind power at American Thinker here.
And while I was perusing Little Miss Attila, as is my daily habit, her post here attracted me to Blue Crab Boulevard, who might very well live in my neck of the woods — we revere the blue crab in these parts and hold regular feasts in its honor every summer — and now resides in my Blogroll. As it happens, the Crabman is an engineer and he has an excellent post about wind energy here. Also, make sure to read his brief and lucid explanation of power generation here, which gives your understanding of why wind power is unacceptable as an alternative energy source a solid foundation.
For the record, I favor nuclear power. Fission, baby, fission!
I can’t leave out Stacy and Smitty.