It seems that this hammer of Green Doom falls most strongly on migrating insect populations (i.e. kills breeding populations). OK, but it's just insects, right?
But bats are icky, right. No biggie.
Oh, damnitall. How come we haven't been hearing this?
No research funding? Hmmmm.
The data are self-reported by interested parties, not by scientists? Hmmmm.
What gives with all this? These people are acting in precisely the opposite manner than you would expect. Why?
Remember this commercial? It used to be on the Sunday talking heads shows in the 1990s. That's T. Boone Pickens, modern industrial Robber Barron. Why is he pushing wind power, which is a lot more expensive than goal or gas. What's his deal? Why was he pushing wind power so much?
(There's a lot of information at that link and you should definitely RTWT. It's actually much worse than this)
So the Robber Barons are driven by fithy lucre, in the form of sweet, sweet "green" subsidies which inflate the value of the investment by 2/3. What are the chances that Friends of the Earth and the Sierra Club get a lot of donations from corporate foundations?
Hmmmm. At this point I'm thinking about how Lenin called liberal supporters "Useful Idiots" and thinking about the rank and file environmentalists. Most of these folks seem like people, and not the sort to be used as tools by the likes of T. Boone Pickens.
Hmmmm. It's not easy being green.
Note: the picture of the dead eagle is from savetheeaglesinternational.org. They have a lot more about this.