Tag Archives: environmental impacts

Sierra club has abandoned the environment

“Even more infuriating is that the Sierra Club has joined in the charade by pushing for the project. Recent opinion pieces and advertisements regarding the Sierra Club’s support for Apex’s proposed industrial wind project along the shores of Lake Ontario — despite the massive environmental destruction such a large-scale industrial project will cause in a major migratory flyway — are simply disgusting. Apparently the Sierra Club is indifferent of the local citizenry’s and other groups’ overwhelming opposition to the project. Or, like the corporate rent-seekers at Apex, they just don’t care.” click here

Study claiming insect decline due to global warming based on unreliable data

“To sum up, we have a paper which makes bold claims that arthropods have been declining at an alarming rate since the 1970s, and that the cause is climate warming.

Yet these claims are based on long term temperature data, which, according to the organisation that actually maintains the data, is not reliable and should not be used for long term trends.

The only reliable data covers the period since 1992, and this shows declining temperatures. Even this dataset is not consistent with the Bisley one.

Clearly the whole study is worthless, and the paper should be withdrawn.” click here

An environmental disaster in Indonesia

“The fields outside Kotawaringin village in Central Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo, looked as if they had just been cleared by armies. None of the old growth remained — only charred stumps poking up from murky, dark pools of water. In places, smoke still curled from land that days ago had been covered with lush jungle. Villagers had burned it all down, clearing the way for a lucrative crop whose cultivation now dominates the entire island: the oil-palm tree.” click here

Wind turbines are a serious threat to predatory birds

“Wind turbines are the world’s new ‘apex predators’, wiping out buzzards, hawks and other carnivorous birds at the top of the food chain, say scientists. A study of wind farms in India found that predatory bird numbers drop by three quarters in areas around the turbines. This is having a ‘ripple effect’ across the food chain, with small mammals and reptiles adjusting their behaviour as their natural predators disappear from the skies.” click here