Off the Mark by Mark Parisi

Off the Mark

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  1. KA7DRE

    KA7DRE GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Good Idea . . . Umm lets start there !

  2. J K

    J K said, over 1 year ago

    Or continue to talk Mr. I know the Science, full of hot air!

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    Well, at least they won’t be losing as much money this way…

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    Won’t be chopping any birds this way, either.

  5. frank smin

    frank smin said, over 1 year ago

    Wow….these scientists bear a remarkable resemblance in thinking to Meister Larson’s researchers in the ‘Eyglass Testing Area’

  6. Prof d'anglais

    Prof d'anglais said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Wind turbines represent an insignificant fraction of the total number of bird deaths caused by man-made objects or activities (eg building structures, transmission lines, and domestic cats)." According to the Centre of Sustainable Energy in Bristol, for every bird killed by a turbine, 5,820, on average, are killed striking buildings, typically glass windows.
    Man-made structure/technology

    Associated bird deaths per year (U.S.)

    Feral and domestic cats

    Hundreds of millions [source: AWEA]

    Power lines

    130 million — 174 million [source: AWEA]

    Windows (residential and commercial)

    100 million — 1 billion

    Pesticides

    70 million [source: AWEA]

    Automobiles

    60 million — 80 million [source: AWEA]

    Lighted communication towers

    40 million — 50 million [source: AWEA]

    Wind turbines

    10,000 — 40,000 [source: ABC]

  7. curmudgeon68

    curmudgeon68 said, over 1 year ago

    I always thought the turbine related bird death argument was spurious.

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    They need to come to a new turning point …

  9. brightr1

    brightr1 said, over 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    Yes, but all the other items you mention have a useful purpose.

  10. captainofgondor

    captainofgondor said, over 1 year ago

    Darn that Donny Quixote!

  11. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 1 year ago

    And alignment

  12. notsooldguy

    notsooldguy said, over 1 year ago

    Yes, the spacing issue should have been obvious, but then I am reminded of the first mirrors in the Hubble telescope…
    Inexplicable? Yes, but things like that still happen. And then there’s the Boeing 787…

  13. le-roy

    le-roy said, over 1 year ago

    No no – the spacing is fine, Doctor. If we just use shorter replacement blades, we won’t have to dig them up and re-plant them.

  14. bmonk

    bmonk said, over 1 year ago

    @le-roy

    You only have to move the middle one?

    +++++

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