The following is the article ‘Blinded by Money: Wind farms are killing eagles and whales, but the green cult ignores reality as it pockets millions in donations’ published by Natural News on 5 October 2023.
In Australia, devastating evidence has been found that onshore wind turbines take on local eagle populations. The local Wedge-tailed eagle is thought to be down to just 1,000 individuals, but over the last 12 years, at least 270 birds have been killed or injured in the vicinity of wind farms. According to a recent paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Australian Field Ornithology, a further 49 vulnerable white-bellied sea eagles have also been killed in this period.
Gregory Pullen, author of the study, revealed that information about eagle deaths is not readily available, “nor readily made available” but he suggested that unrecorded casualties are higher since most are recorded anecdotally and are not the result of systematic surveys. The Tasmanian sub-species of the wedge-tailed eagle is listed as endangered under both federal and state threatened species legislation.
Large birds of prey such as eagles are at particular risk from giant wind turbine blades revolving at speed since they rely on air currents for sustained flight. As per independent news outlet The Daily Sceptic, few activists, bird conservation groups, and writers seem able to rouse themselves to complain when the natural flight path of raptors stands in the way of green progress. The Australian climate journalist Jo Nova has stood out from the unquestioning crowd, noting that in Tasmania the greens are destroying nature again. “It’s not about the environment is it,” she said. She went on to add that there are plans to build up to 10 wind turbine parks across Tasmania “and if one tower misses, the next will get them.”
Furthermore, it’s not just the large birds that get victimised by the wind turbines. Several studies have pointed to the destruction of millions of bats and smaller birds every year by turbine blades capable of travelling at the tip at speeds approaching 150mph.