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Chowboy
03-02-2015, 11:23 AM
http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/crescent-011.jpg?w=720&h=478



What you see here is the largest bird broiler in the world. Dedicated to saving the planet through solar energy.



“It’s no secret that solar power is hot right now, with innovators and big name companies alike putting a great deal of time, money, and effort into improving these amazing sources of renewable energy. Still, the last thing you’d likely expect is for a new experimental array to literally light nearly 130 birds in mid-flight on fire.

And yet, that’s exactly what happened near Tonopah, Nevada last month during tests of the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project.”

“According to Rudy Evenson, Deputy Chief of Communications for Nevada Bureau of Land Management (NBLM) in Reno, as reported by Re Wire, a third of the newly constructed plant was put into action on the morning of Jan. 14, redirecting concentrated solar energy to a point 1,200 feet above the ground.”

“Unfortunately, about two hours into the test, engineers and biologists on site started noticing “streamers” – trails of smoke and steam caused by birds flying directly into the field of solar radiation. What moisture was on them instantly vaporized, and some instantly burst into flames – at least, until they began to frantically flap away. An estimated 130 birds were injured or killed during the test.”


http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/03/02/test-at-tonopah-solar-project-ignites-hundreds-of-birds-in-mid-air/



I tell you, between this and the suspension of the Endangered Species Act for the Buzzard Choppers, we are going to kill this world trying to save it from...plant food.


SMFH

GreatOldOne
03-02-2015, 11:40 AM
If it can shoot down birds it can shoot down planes.

We need to investigate this and figure out how to get one of these into space.

Who knows? We might be able to set particular people on fire anywhere on the planet.

Chowboy
03-02-2015, 11:43 AM
If it can shoot down birds it can shoot down planes.

We need to investigate this.


For all intents and purposes, it is a very focused beam of energy. Don't think the power would amount to much at the altitudes required for aircraft melting.

GreatOldOne
03-02-2015, 11:45 AM
For all intents and purposes, it is a very focused beam of energy. Don't think the power would amount to much at the altitudes required for aircraft melting.

http://mashable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Supernatural-Dean.gif

Chowboy
03-02-2015, 01:12 PM
What's a Buzzard Chopper you say?


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8b/GreenMountainWindFarm_Fluvanna_2004.jpg



Other than generating a small amount of electricity, they massacre thousand of birds yearly, some protected.



The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) announced it was suing the Obama administration for finalizing a rule that would allow wind farms to kill eagles for up to 30 years. The bird group says that the new rule violates existing federal laws...


“ABC will take appropriate action to protect eagles and other migratory birds. The 30-year eagle permit rule – adopted in the absence of any [National Environmental Policy Act] document or any consultation under [the Endangered Species Act],” the group wrote to the Interior Department.

Last year, reports began to surface of the huge impact wind farms have on bird populations. One report said that 573,000 birds and 888,000 bats were being killed each year by wind turbines, more than 30 percent higher than federal government estimates. Many of these birds were protected by federal laws, including the Migratory Bird Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.


It's worth noting that all of this insanity is heavily endorsed by the EPA, WWF, Greenpeace, etc, etc, ad nauseum.

illriginalized
03-02-2015, 01:40 PM
lmao

I know the actual company that builds those. They're all over the world. Did IT for them ;)


Edit: NVM this is a different company.

spatchcock
03-02-2015, 01:50 PM
we archimedes now

CLEAN_SET_OF_10
03-02-2015, 02:31 PM
Has sciense gone to far?

tk217
03-02-2015, 03:23 PM
I'll shed a feather for that dove, OP.