Re wind farms

To: "michael hunter" <>
Subject: Re wind farms
From: "Dave Torr" <>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 17:53:30 +1000
I think we are arguing about data which we cannot quantify - I cannot say
that if you build this windfarm it will reduce CO2 emissions by x% (although
I can probably make a reasonable guess at that number) and thus reduce the
final temperature by x degrees and save y birds - nor can I say that the
windfarm will kill z birds a year (and it may kill rare birds and if I build
it then I might save Mynahs - or I may kill Mynahs and if I don't I might
save rare birds!)

What I do believe is that global warming is a threat and that windfarms are
a VERY partial part of the solution. I would rather have lots of windfarms
and reasonable numbers of birds than no windfarms and no birds because they
all died as a result of warming. TRouble is we can't get the data for this

On 15/05/06, michael hunter <> wrote:

           Much of life is about aesthetics, ask  women, or the men that
look at them.

          Can you quantify the amount of global warming in the world
prevented by windpower?  0.1% would be a wildly optimistic estimate.


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