You know how to turn a global-warming denier who has little interest in the environmental consequences of burning fossil fuels into a bird lover? Bring up the topic of wind power. Instantly the risks of population declines and extinctions, previously ignored, become important. Every bird is precious!
We mention this because — ta-da! — some science has indeed come in on at least one wind-bird dilemma: the question of wind power’s potential impact on the greater prairie chicken."