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Phyllis
Dec 23, 2019
In General Discussions
causes a large carbon footprint. During a speech to the conservative student group Turning Point USA, Trump told attendees that he "never understood" the allure of wind power plants, according to a report from Mediaite. “I never understood wind,” Trump said, according to Mediaite. “I know windmills very much, I have studied it better than anybody. I know it is very expensive. They are made in China and Germany mostly, very few made here, almost none, but they are manufactured, tremendous — if you are into this — tremendous fumes and gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right?” “So the world is tiny compared to the universe. So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything. You talk about the carbon footprint, fumes are spewing into the air, right spewing, whether it is China or Germany, is going into the air,” the president added. Critics of wind power plants frequently point to the carbon emissions from concrete and other manufacturers involved in the production of wind power farms as a reason against further construction of wind farms. However, the American Wind Energy Association found that wind farms around the world generated enough energy to avoid 200 million tons of carbon pollution from burning fossil fuels last year and estimates that most wind power plants repay their own carbon footprints within six months of operation. Trump also claimed during his speech that wind power plants are responsible for killing birds, including bald eagles. “A windmill will kill many bald eagles,” he said, according to Mediate. “After a certain number, they make you turn the windmill off, that is true. By the way, they make you turn it off. And yet, if you killed one, they put you in jail. That is OK. But why is it OK for windmills to destroy the bird population?” A study earlier this year found that about 150,000 birds are affected by wind turbines in some way every year in the U.S., a number that remains far lower than the number killed by domestic animals each year.
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Phyllis
Dec 08, 2019
In General Discussions
I have the details of a local farmer who delivers milk (in plastic bottles) Newhouse Farm Dairy, Colestreet Lane, Gillingham, SP8 5JQ Tel: 01747 822700 richard_pike@btconnect.com and also Milk and More .... who delivers in glass bottles...( they may be local I am finding out) thats all....!
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Phyllis
Aug 27, 2019
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Recently I have felt overwhelmed with the dreadful news - particularly with a picture of Bolsanaro laughing red faced at a Comedy Club while the Amazon burned ... and last night Trump skipped the summit session aimed at finding solutions to global heating through tree planting and shifting from fossil fuels ...... 'I feel the US has tremendous wealth .... I'm not going to loose all that wealth on dreams, on windmill - which frankly aren't working too well, he said. "I think I know more about the environment than most'..... I was sent this by my daughter in law, Amy Wolff..... and I heartily recommend it to you all.... Touching Eternity: Thich Nhat Hanh on Ecological Collapse | 2012 03 18 - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAoQQFV0yiY&app=desktop
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Phyllis
Jul 11, 2019
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I saw this on our next-door.com site.... and thought I would tell them about Planet Shaftesbury and the next meeting.... will copy Rachel's blurb .... just to let you know!
A bit of Recycling networking....  content media
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Phyllis
Jun 15, 2019
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Phyllis
May 23, 2019
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at tonight's XR meeting we heard that a student from Sturminster Newton School was on Ted Talks. I said I would see if I could find any info. Here is a link : https://tedxsherborne.com/2019/02/28/announcing-our-speakers/ I understand that Tim Farrer is supportive and sympathetic to students with concerns about climate change. They are in the middle of exams.
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