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April 16, 2009

Quote Of The Day

by Brad Warbiany

CEO of a Danish wind energy company being very uncouth:

Ditlev Engel, president and chief executive of the Danish wind-energy company Vestas, said anecdotal evidence about birds being caught in turbine blades and other environmental horror stories do not usually hold up under scrutiny.

“Do people think it’s better all those birds are breathing CO2? I’m not a scientist, but I doubt it,” said Engel, whose company is expanding its U.S. manufacturing and distribution operations. “Let’s get the facts on the table and not the feelings. The fact is, these are not issues.”

Yeah, I know… All those birds inhaling oxygen and exhaling CO2? Think of the carbon footprint!

I say kill all the birds. It’s good for the environment.

Yes, I realize he was saying that we should reduce CO2 to make the air safer for the birds… Which was my second reaction. My first reaction is that above.

Hat Tip: Coyote Blog

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2 Comments

  1. Way too funny. I didn’t catch it in the first impression either.

    Comment by Nylarthotep — April 16, 2009 @ 3:10 pm
  2. Yes, I guess death really is better than living with all this CO2. Though I have to wonder if the plants agree.

    Comment by Merf — April 16, 2009 @ 4:05 pm

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