Comment posted Karl Hughes: impacts of the proposed Tiree Array and divorce from the natural world by Erik the Viking.
“On top of this we can also expect a substantial reduction in windspeeds on Tiree of possibly as much as 20%”
Clearly an emotional piece but where’s the direct link to this paper you refer to – it would be nice to read the findings objectively.
Erik the Viking also commented
- “Educate myself” – It’s not me that needs educating – perhaps you should tell the GNDs that inhabit Argyll freshwater lochs/lochans they’re not supposed to be there according to your RSPB link.
“Rock flower” – I’m guessing that’s a typo not some alpine plant? Having spent a considerable amount of time working in the Skerryvore area I am more aware than most of the conditions likely to be encountered. I would suggest that any ‘rock flour’ or sediment caused by drilling in such an environment would dissapate very quickly. Aren’t the sandy beaches of Tiree made from the same stuff – that doesn’t seem to be a problem?
- I would beg to differ – what you’re saying is purely speculation. The leg/s of a turbine would blend in perfectly as steep artifical reefs in an area with so many natural peaks . You quote ‘ incredibly fast tides’ and ‘huge swells’ in one statement and then worry about sediment deposition in another? A bit of a contradiction surely? Where do you anticipate this ‘sediment’ coming from? The construction process? As for GNDs – they seem to do fine up in the some remote hill lochans on the Argyll mainland within a stones throw of wind farms.
You want to back your arguments up with some real science otherwise you put yourself in danger of being perceived as just another whinging Nimby.
- Interesting piece’Fish thriving around wind farms’
Surely good news for the Great Northern Diver then?
Recent comments by Erik the Viking
- Negotiations on Seafari Adventures’ proposed fuel facility at Ellenabeich
“5000 litres of petrol is a lot of money”
…….and a lot of trailer too
- Mull’s Inverlussa Marine Services wins one year work boat contract from Scottish Salmon Company
Can’t see a closed containment system employing many work boats?
So what are we saying here – Congratulations Douglas Wilson on securing the contract but we’d rather you didn’t get the work because salmon farms are bad? Or do we have to see what Rob Edwards thinks first?
- Body of missing Loch Awe angler found
“bonnie place but so dangerous”
Tragic – and my sympathies are with the family – but the loch is NOT the danger.
When are we going to stop pussy footing around and admit that alcohol just might play a part in these tragic incidents?
- Scottish Salmon Producers fight back
“Scottish fish farmers use record amounts of parasite pesticides”
A record in what respect? The biggest user of cypermethrin (the main sealice treatment) in Argyll isn’t aquaculture
- SaveSeilSound: purpose, issues, actions and institutional failures of responsibility
“while still others, such as zinc and other heavy metals simply remain here for the rest of time.”
Am I missing something here……the heavy metals are coming from where exactly?
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