Scotland: 5 million trees chopped down for wind turbines (That’s what’s called “saving the planet”)

We have an obfuscation of the truth at every turn. 5 million trees absorb a lot of CO² and it takes eight to ten years for any replanting to develop to any size. To attain the same level of carbon take up from mature stands of timber takes sixty years. Truth is the ScotGov and Forestry Commission Scotland are simply looking at the profit enhanced by the high value of timber at this point in time. What is more only a fraction of those trees have in fact been planted.  Read the full story in the Scotsman.

Quixotes Last Stand

(Somehow these idiot politicians just don’t get that trees are needed for the eco-system of this planet to be relatively stable and thrive.  For decades we’ve been lectured about losing the Amazon forest.  Well it’s all connected!  The trees in Scotland and Ontario, etc. are just as important to the earth as the Amazon forest is, in one way or another.  Chopping down this many trees to put up useless 400-foot concrete and steel structures is a crime against nature and only makes sense in the minds of the truly eco-delusional.  Yet the diehard wind supporters will make excuse after excuse for doing such incredibly stupid things in the name of ‘saving the planet’. — DQ) 


Ilona Amos — The Scotsman — January 2, 2014

Forestry Commission statistics reveal that about five million trees – almost one for every person in Scotland – have been cut down to clear…

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About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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