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Wednesday, February 25, 2015


power plant . . .
a world without birds
or plants

This began as a reflection on a news story about the harm being done to birds by solar power plants. Recognizing that solar power is a less bad option than available alternatives, I widened the view to include power plants in general.

But have we reached a point in our despoiling of the planet where the less bad option is the best we can hope for?


Blogger Magyar said...

__Is it perhaps >Over Population<_?

__The more people there are... the more, and more services there needs to be_.
__Sometimes our >progression< leads directly into failure. _m

2:14 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

solar power, wind power, both harm birds and the wider environment. I sadly agree with you that we might be at the point of the least bad option being the best we can hope for (certainly in politics it feels like that). Magyar is right too about overpopulation

12:44 PM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

We need some sort of power to keep us alive, and, it appears that choosing the lesser of two evils is the only way to go.


6:58 AM  
Blogger Gwil W said...

People used to say that birds flew into windmills but I never saw physical evidence of that despite being many times walking on the hills where the windmills are situated. I have seen flocks of migrating birds flying over the windmills, and much higher than the blades.
Is the world overpopulated or is it that we are not using our resources efficiently enough and/or is it that people congregate in too great numbers in too large cities?

8:24 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for the thoughtful comments, M, Juliet, Adelaide, and Gwil W (pleasure to meet you_.

7:40 AM  

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