Clear-Cutting Forests to Save the Planet

While paving the way for Comrade Obama’s imposition of socialism, George W. Bush declared, “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.” Taking a similar approach, the moonbats running Denmark are saving the earth from the nonexistent climate crisis by clear-cutting forests.

Even some environmentalists are alarmed by the absolute insanity:

The Danish government plans to clear forests and destroy unique nature for the benefit of industry.

The Danish environment minister Troels Lund Poulsen decided, on behalf of the government, on 30th September 2009, that the clearing of 15 km2 of forest in the north west of Denmark will take place. A test centre for the development of offshore windmills is planned to take up 30 km2 of land in the Thy region, near Østerild. This deforestation will create an increase of 400,000 tonnes of CO2 emission, the equivalent of the CO2 emission of 100,000 people per year. …

The region is one of Denmark’s most beautiful areas. With its rugged landscapes and grand views, as well as many rare species of animals, birds and plants, the area is representative of authentic Danish nature. …

The windmills, which are 250 meters tall, are planned to be along a 6 km linear south/north stretch. This will prevent birds in the international Ramsar-area, Vejlerne, which is situated to the east of the test centre, from flying west to the EU-habitat area Vullum Sø and to Thy National Park just south of Hanstholm.

Maybe this will clue a few people in on the fact that windmills are not about saving the environment, or even about generating electricity, which they are incapable of doing efficiently. Like biofuels, windmills are 100% boondoggle. They have only three conceivable purposes: 1) cut down (so to speak) the bird population so we don’t have as many messes on our windshields; 2) allow particularly dim-witted liberals to give themselves thrills of sanctimonious self-approval over their support for “clean energy”; and 3) transfer taxpayer money into the pockets of corrupt crony capitalist corporations like General Electric, who don’t donate so lavishly to politicians for nothing.

Our energy future.

On tips from Kevin R and Oiao. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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