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FARMERS:  Industrial Wind Turbines threaten Iowa's and Midwest's greatest asset - the soil  ]   "Iowa and the Midwest are one of the richest places on earth. We are the center of the world’s power, because of our soil. Production and the accumulation of capital occur here, because of the soil. The soil of Iowa and the Midwest, and how you value and care for it, is your legacy. Converting agricultural and wildlife areas to the use of industrial wind turbines irreversibly destroys it. It is a debt of destruction. The construction of industrial wind turbines affects aquifers, water flow, tile lines, soil erosion, soil compaction, air pressure and current. In essence, it is destruction of the best soil in the world, the farmland that the generations before us were proud of and left for us to feed the world with."  —   The Gazette - October 06, 2019  [  Read the entire article here...  ]


[  Climate Scientists Write To UN: There Is NO Climate Emergency!  ]   Letter to the U.N.  —  "There is no climate emergency. A global network of more than 500 knowledgeable and experienced scientists and professionals in climate and related fields have the honor to address to Your Excellencies the attached European Climate Declaration, for which the signatories to this letter are the national ambassadors.  —  The general-circulation models of climate on which international policy is at present founded are unfit for their purpose. Therefore, it is cruel as well as imprudent to advocate the squandering of trillions on the basis of results from such immature models. Current climate policies pointlessly, grievously undermine the economic system, putting lives at risk in countries denied access to affordable, continuous electrical power.  —  We urge you to follow a climate policy based on sound science, realistic economics and genuine concern for those harmed by costly but unnecessary attempts at mitigation.  —  We ask you to place the Declaration on the agenda of your imminent New York session.  —  We also invite you to organize with us a constructive high-level meeting between world-class scientists on both sides of the climate debate early in 2020. The meeting will give effect to the sound and ancient principle no less of sound science than of natural justice that both sides should be fully and fairly heard."  —  Professor Guus Berkhout, The Hague  [  Read the entire letter here...  ]


[  Sustainability:  Ideology versus Reality  ]   Mandated, subsidized wind energy requires millions of acres for turbines and ultra-long transmission lines, plus billions of tons of concrete, steel, copper, rare earth metals and fiberglass. The turbines produce intermittent, unreliable electricity that (absent subsidies) costs much more than coal or gas-fueled electricity – and must be backed by fossil fuel generators that must go from standby to full-power many times a day, very inefficiently, every time the wind stops blowing. Wind turbines kill numerous raptors, other birds and bats every year. Their light flicker and subsonic noise impair human health.  —  Master Resource, Paul Driessen, 27 August 2019


[  How Do Wind Turbines Kill Birds?  ]   Wind energy is frequently touted as a clean, green source of energy that can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. But like all sources of energy, wind power comes at a cost — one that's too often borne by eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and other birds. Wind turbines kill more than 573,000 birds each year in the United States, according to The Associated Press, including federally protected species like bald eagles and golden eagles. Even bats are falling victim to wind-turbine blades: The Pennsylvania Game Commission estimates that more than 10,000 bats are killed in the state each year by wind turbines, the Wall Street Journal reports.  —  LiveScience.com


[  ...on wind energy, we get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms.  ]   The collusion between wind energy and government disgusts me. If the Federal Production Tax Credit for wind energy didn’t exist, you would not see another industrial wind energy turbine built. As Warren Buffet said, "...on wind energy, we get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the only reason to build them. They don’t make sense without the tax credit.” He is absolutely right. Wind is an incredibly inefficient way to make electricity. Something that only makes electricity 30-40% of the time is why the industry will never stand on its own, without being propped up by tax dollars. These dollars are taken by the federal government in taxation from all of us and then transferred to a few lucky people who own wind energy companies.


[  Man caused global warming or climate change is a political tool. That's all.  ]   "Climate change is a natural process that has occurred throughout geologic time. Since the past 700 million years ago there have been 5 known ice ages with the most recent being the Neogene - Quaternary. The most recent ice age gave way to a warming period beginning about 11,000 years ago, long before mans activities resulted in increased C02 output. Of all the greenhouse gases, water vapor is by far the the most important being responsible for 95% of greenhouse warming. C02 is a naturally occurring gas and accounts for 0.0397% of atmospheric gases including water vapor. Although mans post industrial activities have caused a slight increase in C02 the overall change in total greenhouse gases has been extremely small. Not enough to cause a significant change in the natural rate of interglacial warming unless one receives government funding to manipulate data and write computer models to show otherwise. It's really all about money and political power. Man caused global warming or climate change is a political tool. That's all."  —  FreeRepublic.com Respondent


[  CO2 follows warming, it does not precede it...  ]   "You can say this 1000 times but the climate change whackos don't care. Just look to the fossil record. CO2 FOLLOWS warming, it does NOT precede it. It's right there. Pure evidence. Not a computer model. The fossil record. And yet, the whackos insist CO2 is the problem.  —  Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii)"


[  Once you learn the facts, you can only be against wind energy...  ]   "I have never encountered a single person who said: “I used to be against wind energy. Now that I have done my homework and learned as much as I can about them, I support wind energy.” NEVER! Not once! On the contrary, this is a one-way street. Once you learn the facts, you can only be against wind energy — and you can never, ever be won back to the other side."  —  Eric Bibler, Massachusetts Public Radio


[  Heating the air...  ]   "And those wind generators dump a lot of heat into the environment around them. How much do they produce? And what is their efficiency? At 60% efficient, that means that 40% of that megawatt of power is being dumped into the air surrounding the beast."  —  FreeRepublic.com Respondent


[  Dirty little secret...  ]   "Another dirty little secret is that the rapid advances in efficiency and cost effectiveness of both wind and solar are coming to an end, as they approach their hard physical limits. A fundamental physics problem. Theoretical limits. They have a little further to improve, but the large and easy gains are already behind us. They will likely never be truly cost competitive for most applications, when you look at lifecycle total cost of ownership, without subsidies (from the federal government). Great for off the grid applications, like sailboats, or outer space."  —  FreeRepublic.com Respondent


[  Why are some so ignorant to the reality of these monstrosities...?  ]   "Why are some so ignorant to the reality of these monstrosities...? Do the research, they are NOT GREEN, they are NOT EFFICIENT, they are NOT ABLE TO BE RECYCLED, they REQUIRE TONS OF CONCRETE, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY FOR DECADES, they REQUIRE OIL TO OPERATE, they KILL EAGLES, BATS, DUCKS, BIRDS of all types, they have ACCESS TO LANDOWNERS ENTIRE PROPERTY THAT LEASE TO THEM, WAKE THE HELL UP!!! Look into CANADA, GERMANY, and all across the UNITED STATES, how they have been FAILING TO PRODUCE AND CATCH FIRE, and CAUSE MULTIPLE HEALTH ISSUES."  —  DeWitt County Residents Against Wind Turbines