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Collisions with the windows of buildings kill more birds than wind turbines do, by some orders of magnitude. And that's before we get to cats ...

(Current numbers for the US; ~250,000 per year killed by turbines, ~1,000,000,000 per year by windows. 2.4 billion/year by cats. Numbers via Dunning, B. "Wind Turbines and Birds." Skeptoid Podcast. Skeptoid Media, 7 Jan 2020. Web. 12 Jan 2020. skeptoid.com/episodes/4709 )

So switching to Linux might reduce the use of Windows ... but probably increases use of cat ...

@yojimbo You really worked on that one, didn't you?

:)

@thegibson It was more a case that I couldn't resist the final paragraph, even though I'd only intended the first two ... :-)

@yojimbo our Linux household is cat-free (and, I'm currently looking at using cacophony.org.nz AI tech to build a cat-deterrent water canon to protect our lizardarium ;) ) - but totally agree regarding the dangers of windows.

@yojimbo going great guns! They've got a pretty active channel on chat.nzoss.nz :) It's a cool project.

@yojimbo Glad he's updated the stats. and come up with concrete values. The original ones were a bit finger in the airy.

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