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'Unprecedented' 40,000 seabirds dead after year of storms


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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

     

    Britain's sea birds are under threat, experts have warned, after an "unprecedented" 40,000 were found to have died in this year's storms.

     

    Three times the average number of guillemots were killed on Skomer Island, Wales, one of the country's most important havens for seabirds, as they struggled to find enough to eat in turbulent seas.

     

    Professor Tim Birkhead, of the University of Sheffield’s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, said that a "run of storms" and "high mortality" would mean seabird populations will start to decrease.

     

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/11039617/Unprecedented-40000-seabirds-dead-after-year-of-storms.html

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  • Location: South Yorkshire
  • Location: South Yorkshire

    How did I know that 'climate change' would be secreted in there, somewhere? Knocks almost everything you post is like a subliminal message for such nonsense - which is a great shame because they are otherwise largely interesting.

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  • Location: Near Newton Abbot or east Dartmoor, Devon
  • Location: Near Newton Abbot or east Dartmoor, Devon

    How did I know that 'climate change' would be secreted in there, somewhere? Knocks almost everything you post is like a subliminal message for such nonsense - which is a great shame because they are otherwise largely interesting.

     

    Or, re phrased, how did I know that your post, LG, would be dismissive of and sarcastically sceptical about any link between the weather/climate and humanities actions...That too is a great shame.

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  • Location: South Yorkshire
  • Location: South Yorkshire

    Or, re phrased, how did I know that your post, LG, would be dismissive of and sarcastically sceptical about any link between the weather/climate and humanities actions...That too is a great shame.

     

    How did you know I'd respond to that post - after all there's an awful lot of similar ones I could have chosen.

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  • Location: South Yorkshire
  • Location: South Yorkshire

     I recon a large number  were  cut in half by those stupid polluting wind turbines that now infest our land and seas.

     

    More than likely. I rode past three of the buggers about 15 miles from here the other day and couldn't believe how colossal they are. Damn things would fetch jumbo jets down if they flew low enough.

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......

    And would 'wind turbines' not fall under the remit of man made change guys? Are they not another sign of our thirst for energy to drive our chosen life styles?

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  • Location: Near Newton Abbot or east Dartmoor, Devon
  • Location: Near Newton Abbot or east Dartmoor, Devon

    I recon a large number  were  cut in half by those stupid polluting wind turbines that now infest our land and seas.

    Then you recon wrong.
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  • Location: Near Newton Abbot or east Dartmoor, Devon
  • Location: Near Newton Abbot or east Dartmoor, Devon

    More than likely. I rode past three of the buggers about 15 miles from here the other day and couldn't believe how colossal they are. Damn things would fetch jumbo jets down if they flew low enough.

    Windmills are bad because if jumbo jets decided to fly into them they'd hit them? Wow, you'd never guess that would you... Edited by Devonian
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