To: "Baus" <>
Subject: Windfarms
From: "Graham Turner" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 13:13:48 +1000
One question, one observation on this discussion.

Is it reasonable to compare the number of bird strikes in the US to Australia? Are the migration patterns, numbers and size of birds such that similar effects would be expected here?

And secondly, the number of birds killed by wind farms are immediately obvious with dead birds (and bats) obvious at the bottom of the blades. The number of animals killed by other forms of power generation are hidden. The effects of global warming may be very subtle and difficult to dectect. The effects of open cut mining are obvious only away from the power generation areas, often away from public view. Thus it is difficult to compare the two.

Just my two bobs worth.

Graham Turner


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