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When Egypt was green and wonderful but where did all that wildlife go?

19 August 2013
Climate change

At www.nature.com/news/ancient-art-fills-in-egypt-s-ecological-history-1.13528 … concerns the use of Egyptian dynastic art and inscriptions to show how much wildlife once abounded in the region, a survival from the Green Sahara of the early to mid Holocene. Most of that wildlife has gone, aided and abetted by human interference.

We have a eye opening case of how this works in the modern world. Germany has more wind mills that Britain and because of concerns expressed by people it was decided to do a survey of how these monsters affected birds and bats. The authorities expected to be able to allay the fears, shield themselves from criticism levelled by various sceptics, as the renewable companies have consistently poured scorn on the idea birds are being killed in great numbers. Even our RSPB has found the gall to openly criticise fracking – apparently concerned that birds might bump into a nodding donkey, yet blatantly supports wind farms – and nobody really knows why. Obviously, mammon is the root of all backsliding and money changing hands may well have a role to play in the RSPB position – but who will let the cat out of the bag. Meanwhile, in Germany the official research was so horrendous that they have refused to publish it. Rather than spike the urban myth of 'bird mincing machinery' the authorities found the research supported it – which meant that it had to be covered up as it was too embarassing. After all, climate change doomsaying is all about the dire effects it will have on the environment and here they had clear evidence that renewables were more deadly than coal or gas or any of that nasty stuff involving co2 see http://notrickszone.com/2013/08/19/german-report-confirms-its-worse-than…

We should not be surprised at this as a few weeks ago, bird twitchers gathered in Britain after a reported sighting of a rare visitor, blown off course by bad weather. As they peered through their binoculars they witnessed the bird getting minced on a windmill – and the twitching came to an abrupt end.

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