Heh Trump: Skyscraper Buildings Kill Way More Birds than Wind Turbines

Heh Trump: Skyscraper Buildings Kill Way More Birds than Wind Turbines October 10, 2020

President Donald Trump is a fool in denying manmade global warming. He does it because he is a narcissist who thinks he knows way better than climate scientists even though he is allergic to books. You can’t be a smart person without reading nonfiction books written by experts. That’s why Trump effectively pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement that was signed by almost every nation–195 of them–in 2015.

Evidence of Trump’s denial of climate change is that he likes to make fun, supposedly, of all the birds that fly into the “windmills” and get killed. He means the many, giant, wind turbines increasingly frequenting the world that generate electricity. But he denounces them in favor of smog-making coal.

In actuality, those skyscraper buildings that real estate mogul Trump used to build kill way more birds in the U.S. than its wind turbines do. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says in its online article entitled Wind Turbines, “The most comprehensive and statistically sound estimates show that bird deaths from turbine collisions are between 140,000 and 500,000 birds per year. As wind energy capacity increases . . . bird deaths resulting in collisions with turbines could reach 1.4 million birds/year.”

In contrast, CNN reports, “around 600 million birds in the United States die every year from striking tall buildings . . . according to research from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Attracted to artificial light in high-rise [city] blocks, birds can become disoriented and crash into walls–many of which are made of glass–suffering injury and often death.”

In Trump’s native New York City and headquarters of The Trump Organization, the New York City Audubon says its skyscrapers, especially with their lighted windows at night, are the 7th-worst killer of birds in the spring migration and the 5th-worst killer of them in the fall season. Just turning off the lights of skyscrapers at night helps a lot.

Heh Trump, that’s over 600 times more birds that crash into big buildings–some of which you’re so proud of building–and get killed than birds that crash into wind turbines and get killed.

 


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