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    Also, more modern and larger turbines have larger, slower turning blades that are both easier to avoid and don't create the precipitous pressure changes that can damage bats' lungs.

    Some of the earliest wind power sites were located without much, or any, thought to outcomes for local fauna. Those days are mostly past. Anyway, the opportunistic bullshitters who oppose wind power don't really give a damn about animals, unless we start printing pictures of them on currency.

    "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." John Kenneth Galbraith

    by LeftOfYou on Sat Nov 09, 2013 at 08:50:17 PM PST

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      don't create the precipitous pressure changes that can damage bats' lungs.
      What is the basis of your claim that wind turbines damage bat lungs from "precipitous pressure changes"

      Please explain what you are talking about in the language of bat respiratory physiology and an engineering demonstration of the capability of wind turbines to create atmospheric pressure transients and pulses that would be significant for bat respiratory physiology.    Those are the two sciences that germane to your claim.

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