When I read this, I wanted to vomit. I had to check several sources to see if it was true. The Herald Scotland had the article, but I had to dance through hoops to read it, so I opted for this article on Energy Central News: “14 million trees axed to make way for wind farms”.
NEARLY 14 million trees have been chopped down across Scotland to make way for wind turbines.
Read that again. Nearly 14 million trees have been destroyed in the name of protecting the environment. As a lover of trees, this is appalling. If this is the future of green energy, I’ll stick with oil.
Only now, after all those trees, countless homes for wildlife, have been cut down, do they consider “finding a balance between green energy and sustaining forests”. Are they that stupid?
“According to the Arbor Day Foundation, in one year a mature tree will absorb more than 48 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen in exchange.”US Department of Agriculture
Let’s do the math. 48 pounds x 14,000,000 trees = 672,000,000 pounds of carbon per year. If they’re terrified of carbon, they should be planting trees, not destroying them.
This and examples like it are only one reason I call bullshit on the ‘climate emergency’. It’s all about money and control.
To add to these wind farms attack on the environment, I read this, “1500 tonnes of concrete for one wind turbine footing. Concrete production is one of the most environmentally destructive materials on earth.”
While the initial article about axing the trees mentioned that replanting trees will take place, the activists’ cries of terror are that ‘something needs to be done NOW to save the world from destruction’. We don’t have ten years to wait. A 30-year-old tree draws more carbon and releases more oxygen than seedlings. It will take these seedlings at least ten years to absorb any substantial amount of carbon.
Scotland’s government stated they want 100% green energy by 2030. Funny. Our newly-elected provincial government in New Scotland committed to eliminating coal-fire power by 2030. What’s so special about 2030? Oh, that’s right Agenda 30.
What this really tells me is, I have to be energy self-sufficient by 2030 because if our system becomes as fragile as Texas, then a good winter storm will knock it out. And a good winter storm is guaranteed in New Scotland. In fact, I can guarantee we will have three or four, maybe five or six.
I am faithful to the Boys Scouts’ motto: Be prepared. I suggest you do the same.