This is the dangerous key to Biden’s green new deal goals
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If the Biden administration’s net zero green new deal goals are even to be attempted, offshore wind is the key. Particularly for the states in the northeastern United States (which unlike West Texas, don’t have miles and miles of empty prairies), green dreams must go offshore.
But as Thomas Sowell tells us, there are no solutions – there are only tradeoffs. And the tradeoffs of offshore wind include a degraded early warning radar system, limits to search-and-rescue missions due to radar interference, and problems with airport radar.
What’s more, the Department of Defense and other federal agencies have warned about these problems for years – and been ignored. Radar blindness is just one of the tradeoffs the Biden administration is willing to accept in the name of net zero – along with the deaths of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales, the decimation of the fishing industry and the leaking of toxic chemicals into our waters.
The Block Island Wind Farm on July 7, 2022, is located 3.8 miles from Block Island, Rhode Island in the Atlantic Ocean. (John Moore/Getty Images)
“Waters off the coasts of North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware are prime real estate for wind farms because