Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good

Here's a Technology Review article about wind power siting, bird kills, and how environmentalists are basically nuts for opposing every single one so vociferously:
By focusing so heavily on the not-astronomical wildlife losses, environmentalists risk coming across as nothing-is-good-enough whiners. Wind farms aren't going to provide all our power or solve the energy crisis. But it's good green power, and while it isn't perfect, it's better than what we have now. Opposition without proposing suitable alternatives isn't helping to solve the problem.
But environmentalists are nothing-is-good-enough whiners, and have been for ages.