Thank you again to Katie for this find from Reuters:
My first thoughts before I could even complete reading the article on “Conservation Group vs Solar Power“… I am imagining “Spy vs Spy” from Mad magazine, I am picturing a Monty Python Skit, I start hearing Abbot & Costello doing some wonderful banter, and then of course Bugs Bunny vs Elmer Fudd.
The battle for eco options (solar plants, wind power, etc) vs plants, birds, reptiles, mammals, water, etc..
We have been waiting to see this battle happen, it was inevitable. Is there any good option? Something has to give, always.. period. Even if we wipe out cars, planes, trains, and stop heating/cooling homes and businesses. There is a point of survival. Since plants surely suffer, as they are eaten. Water has micro-organisms that are consumed when we drink. As we walk, countless things are very well-being crushed with each step. Every species will fight for survival, and will consume to survive, they will readjust where they live or die.
No matter the time period there is a complaint, there is pollution, there is waste. There is a reason why the black plague happened. There were problems due to the industrial age in this country. Through out time there is always a big funky cloud. And it is always due to progress. So do we cease progress, do we just revert to the stone age? I think that is the ultimate goal of eco-freaks.
Think about it… when the cave people killed, they consumed the meat, and wore the skins. They used everything, they were the ultimate dream for eco-freaks. But the animal rights groups would have a hissy over that. So Guess they would all eat leaves, and wear them too? Surely there would be a group that would come forward and complain that the cave people were taking valuable living space from lions or bears. Guess they would need to apologize and pay reparations?
No matter what there simply seems to be no happy answer. Something always has to give, somewhere, somehow. I do feel that the ability of homes that could create their own power has somehow been suppressed by our government. Until the government can find some way to manipulate it, gain from it, mandate it, and make it ineffective (basically making solar power in their own gov’t image), it just will never really happen. The solar plant no doubt will be expensive and unproductive. It likely will be out of date, and usage in a matter of years. They will find new smaller options, that work better etc.. so they will need to dismantle & waste the expensive item they installed, and spend more to create the smaller more efficient version. I see it as never-ending. Advances in technology keep moving faster and faster, they likely won’t be able to build as quickly as something new and better can be created.
In the interim the battle of nature vs power will continue.