Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Euro Nuts

Two headlines from Reuters today - which would be funny if these folks weren't deadly serious.

RTRS-German experts deem wind turbines lethal for bats

BERLIN, Sept 3 (Reuters Life!) - German animal campaigners are alarmed by the number of dead bats being found near wind turbines and have called for restrictions on generators in areas with high populations of the nocturnal mammal.

"It would be good if wind turbines were only built in areas where bats do not tend to fly. Ideally they would not be put near woodland," he said.

Germany has about 19,000 wind turbines, generating about 5 percent of the country's electricity -- more than any other country in the world.


RTRS-Climate must be heart of foreign policy-EU official

LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Climate change represents such a threat to global security it must be at the heart of European Union foreign policy, much as energy security is now, a top EU bureaucrat [Helga Schmid of Germany] said on Wednesday.
"Climate change has to move to centre stage of thinking about foreign policy," she told a meeting at the Royal United Services Institute military think tank.


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