Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wind Power

Its a pretty sweet idea this wind power. Harnessing the wind itself for our use, we have been doing it for years in smaller form with sails and kites and even hot air balloons. Sadly there are a few problems with using it to make electricity still. Problems like whole flocks of birds flying into the windmills and getting chopped it itty bitty bits.....yeah its a bit of a problem. There are so many endangered species of birds that setting up wind farms is a little bit of a concern. Now don't get me wrong wind farms are flipping genious but we need to figure out another way, or at least a way to make the birds fly around the wind farms, not through them. Even trying to minimize damage would be a good thing, like if we didn't build wind farms in the areas where a lot of different speices migrate through, but I have a feeling that there is a reason they migrate through that area, could be that the wind patterns there are pretty awesome and make them do less work? I don't know much on that I will admit. But if it is the reason that would be a great area to put up windfarms....oh darn we did it again, still in the way. We need big signs that say birds no trespassing you'll get chopped to bits.

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