October 17, 2017

Study Claims Noise is Negatively Affecting Animals

*Editor’s Note* – I hate noise. For some people noise gives them energy. For people like me, noise tires me out and I have very sensitives ears, sometimes causing me pain when I am caught off guard from sharp, penetrating noises. I would be the first one to say that this world is far too noisy. I have problems with some of the “conclusions” those involved in this study have drawn, i.e. that the noises caused by humans affect wildlife because they are “less able to escape predators” and further down in the article saying that animals are reacting differently causing a change in the dispersal of plant seeds etc. In short, the sky is the limit in anyone’s conjecture as to how noise might effect most anything. And if that isn’t enough….the sky is falling!

The problem with this supposition is that it is all based upon the hearing abilities of man. Researchers appear to be assuming that because background noise might cause them to miss out on the “natural” sounds of the forests, that the animals are also unable to hear those sounds – even the sounds they might depend on to escape predators. If so, then how do the predators “hear” where the prey is? The noise level is the same for all members of the animal kingdom. If prey cannot “hear” predators, predators cannot hear prey. While their ability may or may not be negatively affected by human-caused background noise, are we to forget all the other extra fine senses our Creator gave the animals in order to assist in their survival?

Or, is this simply utter nonsense brought on by the selfish desires of a handful of people, who have probably never taken a lick of preventive measures in their lives to protect the hearing ability God gave them. 

Yes, there is noise. Too much noise. I hate noise. I prefer to be where it is quiet. So what is the solution? It appears some might be suggesting an all out ban on “protected” areas from anything that causes too much noise. Who gets to decide what is too much noise? Do we divert all aircraft around a “protected” area so people can stand still, with their already damaged hearing organs in hopes of hearing the screams of two porcupines undertaking the act of copulation? What then?

The short of all this is that the study is a waste of time and serves only to further fuel the ignorance of those who repeatedly insist on projecting human traits and qualities onto animals. I wonder if we will EVER grow up?

The sounds of the natural world are being overwhelmed by the blare of human activity, even in protected wildlife areas, new research has revealed.

The racket is not only harming people’s enjoyment of natural havens, which are known to have significant benefits for both physical and mental health, but it is also affecting wildlife, with animals less able to escape predators and birds less able to find mates.<<<Read More>>>

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Windfall – A Movie About the Atrocities of Wind Turbines

Over the past few days, I have been posting short articles and photographs that depict the realities of what is happening when the push for so-called green energy, i.e. wind power, is upon the citizens of this nation and in particular the state of Maine.

You can find previous postings here and here.

Below is a movie trailer that is promoting a soon to be released movie that exposes much of the truth behind wind power. As a reader commented yesterday, most people take the easy road of the “conventional view” on issues such as wind energy. They are told that wind energy is clean, produces no carbon dioxide and will drive down our electric bills. The truths are being hidden and for good reasons. To find them a person must exert effort and that’s not being done.

Wind energy is a destruction of our environment, a huge contradiction as to the purpose of the creation. In addition to the environmental destruction of ripping up our forests and fields, the erosion that comes with construction, the exposures of more harmful light into our bodies of water, the destruction of fisheries and wildlife, the effects of “flicker” and the continuous dull roar of spinning blades, wind turbines are a pollutant – visually, audibly and environmentally.

It is hoped this film will help in the battle to educate the people BEFORE the wind towers invade our landscapes.

Tom Remington

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Why Do Environmentalists Support the Destruction and Pollution Caused by Wind Energy?

*Update* Since the posting of this article, I have since posted a short movie trailer video called “Windfall” about the facts behind wind energy.

What I don’t understand are the contradictions and hypocrisy surrounding wind energy. Most people who support wind energy also support ideals like clean water, clear air, the environment in general, land preservation, keeping landscapes “natural”, reduction of noise pollution, non destruction of our ecosystems. And yet, they support wind turbine energy. Why?

Often environmental preservationists consider hunters and trappers as the enemy, although these two groups have done more to conserve our environment than perhaps all environmental groups who have come after them. Often environmentalists paint hunters and trappers as consumers of natural resources and yet many, many, many of those fighting against the environmental destruction, including physically, visually and audibly, of wind energy are the hunters, trappers and outdoor sportspeople. So which groups are the radicals?

Here is another example of what is being foisted onto Maine people. A few days ago, I reported on wind turbines that were constructed on the Record Hill area of Roxbury, Maine. This is a follow-up post to that report.

I received more photos with short commentary from Albert Ladd who lives a short distance from the Roxbury wind towers. He provided readers with pictures for the previous post. Mr. Ladd is a hunter and trapper in the region. Below is a short report he filed with me and provided 4 photographs to go along with his commentary.

“Today I went in on the Bunker Pond road to set up a beaver colony [trapping]. Now I’m roughly a half mile from the towers. Cold quiet and no wind down where I was. The sound [from the turbines] is more of a rumble and somewhat sounds like a truck coming and coming, but never gets any closer. I stopped at Bunker like one commenter told of doing [previous article]. There are no camps on Bunker, and it’s a good thing as the noise is quite loud and I bet constant most of the time.

The pictures show the towers and one shows the top of the beaver house [photo 1] with a tower or two seen through the trees [photo 2 & 3]. The rocks are on one of 3 roads that go close to the towers on the way into Bunker [photo 4]. All 3 have been blocked off like this, and I do believe one had a bridge pulled.

I’ve listened to several people through the years that said they’ve drove right up to these towers and heard no sound at all. –RIGHHHHT!

For ever on now the forest around here will have this near constant drone! What a criminal thing to do. Never thought I’d dislike them this much.”

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