The Wind Industry is Full of [Broken] Wind

So says Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace…and oh, by the way, Greenpeace should base their protests on real science, not the AlGore kind:

Southwestern Ontario’s flourishing wind energy industry came under fire Wednesday from the co-founder of Greenpeace.

Dr. Patrick Moore told more than 1,000 area farmers the industry destroys more jobs than it creates, and causes energy prices to climb for all users.

“The industry is a destroyer of wealth and negative to the economy,” said Moore, speaking at the 19th annual Southwest Agricultural Conference at Ridgetown campus of the University of Guelph.

Moore, who now refers to himself as the “sensible environmentalist,” said the solar bubble has burst and thinks the wind bubble is about to burst.

“I’m happy for the farmers who are receiving royalties for allowing the wind towers to be built on their farms,” he said. “They deserve it – but the cost to consumers will continue to climb – partly because of rate increases and partly due to tax increases.”

Moore said there wouldn’t be wind farms in southwestern Ontario if taxpayers weren’t paying the bill.

“They are ridiculously expensive and don’t work half the time,” he said. “And no matter how many are built, they won’t replace coal, gas or hydro or nuclear plants, because they are continuous and wind is not always reliable.”

Moore told his audience the wind energy industry in Spain has resulted in a 30% unemployment rate among people under the age of 30.

The speaker was also highly critical of the organization he co-founded, claiming it’s counter-productive today from an environmental standpoint.

“The organization should at least base its positions on science,” he said.

Moore said Greenpeace, launched in British Columbia, is now based in Europe. He spent 15 years with the organization chasing whaling boats, trying to stop the seal hunt, and protesting against hydrogen bomb testing.

He now serves as chair and chief scientist of Greenspirit Strategies.

“I was against three or four things every day of my life for 15 years,” he said. “I decided to become a sensible environmentalist and have spent the last 25 years doing just that.”

Moore described as “ridiculous,” the claims by Greenpeace that chlorine is the devil’s element and PVC is the poison plastic.

“Most of our medicines are based on chlorine,” he said.

He blasted Greenpeace for opposing golden rice, which he said helps prevent blindness in as many as 500,000 children.

Moore took exception to the stance against salmon farming by both Greenpeace and Dr. David Suzuki.

We have to recognize that poverty is the worst environmental problem today,” he said.

That last line could be the best of the piece. These enviro fruit bats are behind banning DDT use in Africa – thereby making malaria an epidemic again, they convince destitute countries to refuse and ban the import of genetically modified foods that the rest of the world eats without incident – thereby making starvation a continuing disaster.

They and their anti-human allies  have no problem allowing African children to die of malaria or hunger, but organizations like PETA can waste resources suing Seaworld for violating the Thirteenth Amendment by enslaving whales and forcing them to perform.

The suit, which PETA says it will file Wednesday in U.S. District Court in San Diego, hinges on the fact that the 13th Amendment, while prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude, does not specify that only humans can be victims.

Jeff Kerr, PETA’s general counsel, says his five-member legal team – which spent 18 months preparing the case – believes it’s the first federal court suit seeking constitutional rights for members of an animal species.

Amazing how these allied groups spend time dehumanizing mankind while trying desperately to humanize animals. If PETA wants to promote “ethical treatment of animals”, just go to southern Sudan where 3,000 people were just massacred. There are plenty of human animals there that need ethical treatment.

4 thoughts on “The Wind Industry is Full of [Broken] Wind

  1. The effort to equate animals to Man is part of Man’s efforts to convince himself that those things which are “self-evident” are really not what they appear to be (despite every measure of our rationality dictating the opposite).

    Good points, solid post. Thanks for the thoughts, Utah.

  2. I happen to have solar panels on my roof and when I can afford it, I’ll probably get one of those small residential wind turbines, but I’m sure glad I’m hooked up to the grid which is powered by nuclear power plant about ten miles from my house. The sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow. Now, if I lived near a river or big stream, I’d probably fashion some kind of hydroelectric power source.

    As far as PETA is concerned, don’t those idiots know that God gave Man dominion over the animals?

    Mike G.

  3. Have also considered roof-top solar panels to REDUCE my electric bill, but the cost v. savings wouldn’t pay off in my remaining lifetime. I surely will not depend solely on solar or wind to consistently heat my home, my water, or power my electric needs. Unfortunately, solar and wind energy production are just not enough.

  4. I am all in favor of saving the whales, I would use our military to stop whale harvests. So sue me.

    That said, Utah, I have to give you props for the way you answered their argument. PETA is guilty of turning people AGAINST ethical treatment of animals, with their trivial pursuits such as this publicity stunt of a lawsuit.

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