Greenpeace launched an effort today to spotlight sea life casualties from the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
Below is the image of a dead turtle currently being exploited by Greenpeace (click to enlarge).
But contrast the poor turtle with the poor eagle (below) whacked out of the sky by a wind turbine (click to enlarge).
Below is how wind turbine supporter Greenpeace rationalizes the bird death in its pro-wind energy FAQ (click to enlarge).
So Greenpeace’s attitude is, “So turbines kills few birds; it’s no big deal.”
We could (and will) just as blithely say, “So the oil spill killed some sealife, what of it?”
We need the energy (all forms) — even though some wildlife suffer. That’s life on the big blue marble.
Photo credit: HowardLake (Creative Commons)