Category: Junk Science

Nov292008

Blowing in the wind

Micon wind turbine, Dithmarschen.

Image via Wikipedia

A sensible article on the folly that is wind power.

On Toronto‘s waterfront stands a mighty wind turbine, its blades rotating lazily in the breeze (at least sometimes). It’s a monument to good intentions and civic virtue.

globeandmail.com…: Who could object to wind power?.

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Aug272008

Population bomb explored

Time to review the famous book, The Population Bomb, at JunkScience.com….

As it turns out, the book was aptly, though ironically, named.

Ehrlich predicted that, “In the 1970’s, the world will undergo famines hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death…At this late date, nothing can prevent a substantial increase in the world death rate…”

Aug262008

Bat killers

It’s hard to believe that something so green can be so, well, not green.

On a Wing and Low Air: The Surprising Way Wind Turbines Kill Bats: Scientific American.

It is the pressure change–not the blades–that wipe out thousands of bats annually at wind farms