Tuesday, May 04, 2010

George Will on Wind Farms & Oil Spills.

George Will chooses an ironic moment to make this idiotic claim:

GEORGE WILL: Right. And -- and, by the way, wind farms kill a lot more birds daily than are probably going to be killed in this oil spill.
He says this at the very moment when we are reading about the effects of this latest oil spill on wildlife.

A first indicator of the damage it will cause may be the surge in numbers of dead turtles found in just two days, not just here in Pass Christian – the town collected eight dead turtles yesterday and nine on Sunday – but all along the Mississippi shore. The first necropsies on the animals were started yesterday at the Institute for Marine and Mammal Studies in Gulfport, Mississippi.
"It is much higher than normal," admits Moby Solangi, the researcher who leads the facility, which is tucked next to a canal a few miles from the beach. He warns a reporter to cover his nose as he opens a deep freezer where 22 turtles, including several endangered Kemp's Ridley turtles, are individually wrapped in plastic bin-liners awaiting the arrival of the vets who will examine them.
But Will chooses this as the moment to talk about the danger to wildlife from wind farms? Moronic...

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