Midnight Rantings

Tired rantings in a tired world.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling! II

It seems that plate glass is a major killer of birds. This article depicts plate glass as stalking birds and destroying them. Daniel Klem, Jr. says, "Glass is ubiquitous and it's indiscriminate, killing the fit and the unfit." He estimates that glass kills up to a billion birds a year in the US alone. Wow! I see roving bands of glass plate searching the country for birds to kill.

Projects with alot of glass plate will, in the future, have to go through studies to make sure they are bird friendly. One project in Niagra Falls State Park was designed with birds in mind. The problem is (i)t's not clear whether these efforts will save birds. I guess that spending more money on dubious solutions for dubious problems will make things better.

Another great example of our government in action.