Cats And Sparrows

Green energy advocates tell us that cats kill lots of sparrows, so it is OK for wind farms to decimate the Bald Eagle population.

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17 Responses to Cats And Sparrows

  1. Andy DC says:

    Also, what is good for the goose is also good for the gander, just in case you haven’t heard.

  2. Andy Oz says:

    I’m confused. According to Wind Energy spruikers, Europe has unlimited wind energy available to supply all its needs. So why is the EU desperately running to Turkey to secure gas supply deals? (Besides the fact that Putin wants them to pay full tote odds and stop the geopolitical crap)
    http://www.dailysabah.com/energy/2015/03/12/eu-to-create-energy-partnership-with-turkey

    The EU doesn’t need any gas, oil or coal. They have Wind!!!
    And Biofuel !! (aka woodchipped North American forests)

    • Perhaps they’ve found out at last that with open-cycle gas and coal doing back-up you use pretty much the same amounts of fuel whether your wind turbines exist or not.

      The spinning reserve issue is a wicked problem for the climateers. Unfortunately if they built pumped storage or batteries to back up the wind generators (to no longer need enforced-inefficiency fossil fuel backup) the cost of the system would at least triple and the EROI would go very negative.

      I don’t know if it could be possible to design a less useful and more harmful technology than wind turbines. They are just amazingly bad.

      • Gail Combs says:

        Thet is why they want to install Smart Meters and Smart Appliances in every home. When the wind stops blowing they just cut off the power to every peons home but DON’T cut the power to government industry or the elite.

        Energy: “big brother” technology

        …..the paper is identifying the role of “smart” appliances, telling us that fridges and freezers in millions of British homes will be automatically switched off without the owners’ consent under a “Big Brother” regime to reduce the strain on power stations.

        The National Grid, it says, is demanding that all new appliances be fitted with sensors that could shut them down when the UK’s generators struggle to meet demand for electricity.

        Electric ovens, air-conditioning units and washing machines will also be affected by the proposals, which are already backed by one of the European Union’s most influential energy bodies. They are pushing for the move as green energy sources such as wind farms are less predictable than traditional power stations, increasing the risk of blackouts….

  3. Warren D. Walker says:

    The cat’s interest is towards the House Sparrow, a common and abundant introduced specie from Europe. Eagles are protected by law. The National Audubon Society should be out front to protect these birds of prey – NOT.

  4. D. Self says:

    Yep, those house cats terrorize red tail hawks

  5. Wind turbines and Solar farms could kill more bald eagles than DDT ever did.

    • nielszoo says:

      Especially since DDT never killed any of them. Not even the falcons that the green weenies say it did. Extremely poor correlation is NOT causation. Remember that original DDT BS “study” said that they found 28 Peregrine Falcon eggs with thin shells. They used DDT in that area. Ergo DDT kills falcons. No tox data, no causal data, no science at all, just some guesses presented as biological fact. That’s what passes for “proof” on the eco-loon left.

    • Gail Combs says:

      “…. scientists blamed the phenomenon on unseasonably cold waters…..”

      Why Harbor Seals Haul Out
      Harbor seals (and sea lions) haul out (come out of the water) almost daily to rest and to warm up. They cannot maintain their body temperature if they stay in cold water all the time because of their smaller size and thinner blubber layer. Northern elephant seals lose less heat than harbor seals because are much larger and have a thicker blubber layer that allows them to stay at sea for months at a time before coming onshore to rest and give birth.
      http://www.nps.gov/pore/learn/nature/harbor_seals.htm

      26 February 2015

      ….Since the end of last El Niño warming event of 1997 to 1998, the tropical Pacific Ocean has been in a relatively cool phase….

      The waters of the Pacific flip back and forth between warm and cool as part of a 16- to 20-year-long cycle known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. That oscillation includes the 3- to 7-year-long warm El Niño/cold La Niña cycle. Overprinted on that is a longer term oscillation of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific, a cycle that lasts perhaps 50 to 70 years…

      What this study addresses is what’s better described as a false pause, or slowdown,” rather than a hiatus in warming, says climate scientist Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University…
      http://news.sciencemag.org/climate/2015/02/cold-pacific-ocean-offsetting-global-warming

      Which number excuse is that one?

      Anyway the PDO has flipped:

      This means not only is the ocean colder but the type/quantity of fish has changed so we see a die off of young animals because the food just isn’t there.

      XII. REPRODUCTION
      The timing of birth varies with latitude. Generally, it occurs between February and June.

      Females generally give birth to one pup each year. Multiple births are extremely rare, but twin fetuses have been documented. The problem with twining is that the mother cannot physically support two pups. When two pups are born only the healthiest is cared for, the second is left to die. Surrogate females has been noted but they are extremely rare….
      http://www.palomar.edu/oceanography/harbor_seals/facts.htm

  6. sabretoothed says:

    Looks like this one got hit!

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