Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke claims wind turbines kill 750,000 birds a year, and he’s determined to put a stop to it. The only problem? He’s wrong. Wind turbines only killed 366,000 birds last year. Now, that is a pretty big number… until you look at some of the other things that kill birds.
– Communication towers kill 6.6 million birds a year.⠀
– Powerlines? Over 28 million. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
– Auto collisions kill nearly 200 million birds a year.
– Buildings kill 600 million.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Want to know the #1 killer of birds worldwide? It’s cats! They kill an estimated 2.41 billion birds every single year. Another major bird killer … pollution. Oil, coal and gas kill up to nine million birds a year. Wind is better for birds, humans, and our 🌍