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  •  Extrapolated (none)
    The article claims that if wind supplied 100% of electric power, the bird kill rate would be 40/100,000, about 1/6 of communication towers.

    It could be worse. msaroff could still be living in Texas.

    by George on Mon Jul 11, 2005 at 10:48:01 AM PDT

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    •  You're off by an order of magnitude (none)
      The article says if 100% of energy came from wind farms they estimate 1/250 deaths would be from wind farms.

      That translates to 40/10,000 deaths.  That's still a small number, and compared to the polution generated by other power production, it's a number I would happily accept if I were dictator of America.  Especially if I could eat salmon more often because dams and mercury polution weren't ruining the fisheries.

      •  Sorry to reply again, but a clarification: (none)
        His/Her comment that bird kills would still be only 1/6 the numbers for communication towers is correct, despite the typo on 100,000 deaths versus 10,000 deaths.

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