During the course of the coldest August in a century (darn that Mann-made Global Warming!), Scotland is bracing for snow, starting...about now.
Bitter Arctic winds could plunge parts of Britain into the coldest spell of August weather for almost a century.
Well, they'd jolly well better get on it and install more solar to "fight climate change™"! Um...yes, well, about that:
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one "streamer" every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator's application to build a still-bigger version.
The investigators want the halt until the full extent of the deaths can be assessed. Estimates per year now range from a low of about a thousand by BrightSource to 28,000 by an expert for the Center for Biological Diversity environmental group.
"Clean, green" windmills (otherwise known as aerial Cuisinarts) kill hundreds of birds - many endangered - and thousands of bats annually; now it emerges that solar arrays not only destroy wildlife and plant habitat, some of them actually cook birds alive.
The battle against "evil fossil fuels" is increasingly devolving into a question of which energy sources are more evil: natural gas and petroleum, or aerial Cuisinarts and solar arrays?