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Of course, I’m totally on side with Citizens Against Lake Erie Wind Turbines et al. and their the opposition to the Southpoint Wind proposal: if this initiative is allowed to go ahead and it effs with the birds of Point Pelee, my country would have zero moral authority to lecture any other country on any environmental issues, and especially on conservation.  (BTW, don’t get me started on my government’s positions on the seal hunt or Bluefin Tuna fishing.)

via Margaret Atwood.

However, it’s not my main intent to draw attention to the potential environmental travesty here.  Rather, the graphic has reminded me of Marshall McLuhan’s assertion – which I heard in watching the old debate with Norman Mailer on the CBC – to the effect that “modern technology is so comprehensive that it has abolished nature.”

I’ve really got to go watch real live birds this w/e.


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