Wind turbines killed hundreds of thousands of bats in 2012 in the United States, according to an article by Mark Hayes of the University of Colorado. Hayes took the number of dead bats from 21 wind turbine locations and inferred the number of nationwide bat deaths, arriving at the conservative estimate of 600,000 bats killed in 2012. But the real toll, Hayes notes, may be as high as 900,000.Bats, several of which are endangered species in the US, are apparently killed either by the blades or by barotrauma. Evidence for the latter are lung or middle ear hemorrhages. 100% of dead bats had the latter, whereas only 46% had physcial trauma. In the vernacuylar, barorauma is where the pressure differences around the blades or in their tiny and vital ears are blown out by the blades. I wonder how many more lose their hearing and starve to death?
Envoironmentalists are cruel bastards