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5 million Scottish trees felled for wind farms
The Scotsman ^ | 2nd January 2014 | ILONA AMOS

Posted on 01/02/2014 12:03:58 PM PST by george76

ONLY a fraction of Scottish forests felled to make way for wind farms have been replanted, figures show, sparking calls for a ban on new developments.

Forestry Commission statistics reveal that about five million trees – almost one for every person in Scotland – have been cut down to clear space for turbines in the past six years but less than a third of them have been replaced.

Of the 2,510 hectares stripped of woodland to make way for turbines since 2007, just 792 hectares were reforested after construction was completed.

The Scottish Conservatives, who obtained the figures through a Freedom of Information request, claimed the figures are evidence that the Scottish Government is “destroying nature” in a bid to meet its own climate targets, which aim for all the country’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2020.

MSP Murdo Fraser, energy spokesman for the party, said: “The SNP is so blindly obsessed with renewable energy that it doesn’t mind destroying another important environmental attribute to make way for it.

(Excerpt) Read more at scotsman.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: agw; algore; climatechange; envirowhackos; globalwarming; green; wind; windfarms

1 posted on 01/02/2014 12:03:58 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

All I can think of is when Rush plays the chainsaw audio in the background on his show.


2 posted on 01/02/2014 12:05:38 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: george76

There is nay such a thing as “Scottish’’. If one is from Bonnie Scotland one is a ‘’Scot’’. In plural, ‘’the Scots’’. The headline should read ‘’2 millions trees felled in Scotland..’’ etc. Do ye ken?


3 posted on 01/02/2014 12:13:14 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: george76

I remember riding through the Highlands in the late 1970’s noting how barren the hills were of trees. I went back in the late 1980’s and saw the fruits of an intense reforestation program. I can’t imagine the eco’s went ahead and nixed the new forests.


4 posted on 01/02/2014 12:15:24 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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Groundskeeper Willie: Damn Scots!!!! They ruined Scotland!!!!!


5 posted on 01/02/2014 12:16:10 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: george76

Between the Luddites and the Liberals the world truly seems to be going to hell in a hand basket.


6 posted on 01/02/2014 12:19:24 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: george76

eco-insanity


7 posted on 01/02/2014 12:20:19 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: george76

do wind turbines absorb CO2?
Scottish barren hills are not very efficient carbon sinks eh?


8 posted on 01/02/2014 12:24:01 PM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Don Corleone

“Between the Luddites and the Liberals the world truly seems to be going to hell in a hand basket.”

At least the basket will be cottage-crafted and ecologically sound.

Besides, the Liberals reckon we’re only going to heck!


9 posted on 01/02/2014 12:25:17 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: jmacusa
And the trees they chop down are Scots or Scotch Pine: http://www.bedfordaudubon.org/images/seasons/winter/pinus_sylvestris-scots-pine.jpg not Scottish Pine.
10 posted on 01/02/2014 12:30:29 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: george76

Big mistake.


11 posted on 01/02/2014 12:30:46 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: george76

Some stewards these ‘green’ folks are..

Ask any bird if they’d rather be fried by solar or whancked by blade..

POlicy has consequences

Are ‘they’ blind? Or just myopic?


12 posted on 01/02/2014 12:31:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: jmacusa

5 million Scottish trees felled for wind farms...........Millions of Scottish Terriers are deeply troubled.................

13 posted on 01/02/2014 12:32:28 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: silverleaf

They will be quite efficient foot sinks...............


14 posted on 01/02/2014 12:33:25 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: jmacusa
1Scot·tish adjective \ˈskä-tish\ : of or relating to Scotland or its people Full Definition of SCOTTISH : of, relating to, or characteristic of Scotland, Scots, or the Scots — Scot·tish·ness noun See Scottish defined for English-language learners »
15 posted on 01/02/2014 12:38:53 PM PST by Rennes Templar (If you like your disease, you can keep it.)
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To: Red Badger

and I’m oot my face!


16 posted on 01/02/2014 12:42:06 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: freekitty

They can’t see the forest for the...........windmills.


17 posted on 01/02/2014 12:51:42 PM PST by FAA
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To: george76

These are not the frugal Scottish of my heritage!

They would NOT go to Hell for a half dollar if it cost $5.00 to get back.


18 posted on 01/02/2014 1:01:31 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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19 posted on 01/02/2014 1:01:41 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Red Badger

Scottie The Dog: I canna stop the CO2 levels from rising, Captain!


20 posted on 01/02/2014 1:02:32 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: george76

That sounds great for the eco-system. Liberals are such morons. Their remedies are usually worse than the illness.


21 posted on 01/02/2014 1:03:00 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: NormsRevenge

More Bird-o-Matics


22 posted on 01/02/2014 1:03:38 PM PST by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: george76

I hope somebody is able to calculate the additional CO2 increase caused by the loss of the trees vs. the CO2 avoided by using windmills vs. carbon sources.


23 posted on 01/02/2014 1:09:32 PM PST by Truth29
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To: george76

It’s about 9 square miles - not exactly a large area.


24 posted on 01/02/2014 1:12:21 PM PST by stormer
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To: stormer

And that was just a guess, it’s actually closer to 10.


25 posted on 01/02/2014 1:14:16 PM PST by stormer
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To: jmacusa

Scots Wha Hae


26 posted on 01/02/2014 1:20:39 PM PST by centurion316
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To: palmer; george76
And the trees they chop down are Scots or Scotch Pine

No, they're not...although you wouldn't know this from the highly misleading reporting. The forestry managed by the Forestry Commission in Scotland is almost entirely artificial plantation rather than wildwood. These plantations are dominated by non-native species such as Sitka spruce, grown as a quick-return timber crop, especially in the Southern Uplands. The areas of remnant natural forest, where the wonderful Scot Pine regenerates naturally, are in a few Highland enclaves such as Rothiemurchus in Speyside or Glen Affric. These are mostly in sheltered glens, which are unsuitable locations for windfarms, are not usually on Forestry Commission land, and are often highly protected anyway.

27 posted on 01/02/2014 1:40:37 PM PST by Winniesboy
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To: palmer

Laddie, are ye daft? “Scotch’’ is a bloody drink! Ach!


28 posted on 01/02/2014 3:13:22 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: Red Badger

The wee bairns!


29 posted on 01/02/2014 3:14:31 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: Rennes Templar

You’re daft laddie. Try tellin’ that to a Scot and see how long it takes fer ye ears to cool off!


30 posted on 01/02/2014 3:16:05 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: george76

Wind farms are the modern version of the giant heads of Easter Island.


31 posted on 01/02/2014 3:17:53 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: centurion316

Truth is laddie, my people are all from Ireland. I ken all that I ken about the Scots from growin’ up in Kearny, New Jersey.


32 posted on 01/02/2014 3:18:08 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: george76

IIRC, This is how they ended up with Easter Island.

They cut down all their trees to build things to move rocks to make into idols to their gods.

In this case,Gaia and Manbearpig.


33 posted on 01/02/2014 3:20:34 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: jmacusa

So I take it you’re not Scottish?


34 posted on 01/02/2014 3:27:21 PM PST by Rennes Templar (If you like your disease, you can keep it.)
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To: FAA

So true.


35 posted on 01/02/2014 3:29:10 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: nascarnation
The White Hut is switching to new Sheryl Crow select a half sheet version.


36 posted on 01/02/2014 3:30:45 PM PST by Reeses
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To: george76

In related news, Thane Macbeth passed away of heart failure when he was told of Birnam Woods’ disappearance...


37 posted on 01/02/2014 3:30:53 PM PST by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: george76

it should be retitled: “A Green Revoltion: 5 Million Scottish Trees Felled for Wind Farms”.


38 posted on 01/02/2014 6:17:19 PM PST by Wuli
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To: jmacusa

I and my near-5m fellow Scots refer to ourselves as Scottish. I refer to myself as ‘a Scot’, ‘Scots’ and ‘Scottish’. I/we use them interchangeably.


39 posted on 01/02/2014 7:33:14 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: Rennes Templar
No. I'm an American. My people came from Ireland. Waterford and County Lough. I grew up in Kearny, New Jersey at a time when Kearny was predominately Scot. I went to school with two kids who were born in Scotland and came here when they were around 10 years old. I had many friends in Kearny whose parents were born in Scotland and came here, mostly after WW2. One of my fathers best friends, a man, who like my Dad was a bricklayer, was a big tall Scot by the name of of John McKee. He's late of this world some forty years. John McKee was as big a Scot with an accent thick as blood pudding. He served in the Eighth Army , ''The Desert Rats'' of WW2 fame. He saw combat in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. John McKee had no love for the English, I can tell you that. My next door neighbors on one side of us were a lovely Scot couple, Bill and Margaret Laurie. He owned a butcher shop and my older brother worked for him in the summer. It was there that I learned what meat pies and ''bridies''were and what ''pudding'' was. On the other side of us were Andy and Joyce Lee. They were nice people. Friend I grew around Scots probably more than most Americans ever did.
40 posted on 01/02/2014 8:07:10 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: the scotsman

You’re kin in Kearny were a wee bit more particular.


41 posted on 01/02/2014 8:08:49 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: jmacusa

Very well done. :)


42 posted on 01/02/2014 8:13:02 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes

:-)


43 posted on 01/02/2014 8:15:26 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: george76
Net gain after destroying 5 million CO2 absorbers?
It's a laugh a day at the eco-clowns.
44 posted on 01/03/2014 4:23:33 AM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: jmacusa

Looks like you’ve had a lot of Scottish influence!


45 posted on 01/03/2014 7:22:55 AM PST by Rennes Templar (If you like your disease, you can keep it.)
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To: Rennes Templar

They’re good folk.


46 posted on 01/03/2014 1:40:54 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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