Venus Aqueous #4: Crash Bang Wallop

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For the story so far, go to episodes 1, 2 and 3

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So, the following morning …

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Jean’s Saturday:

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Adi’s Saturday:

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Venus’s Saturday:

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Inside the hall, the meeting had already started.

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Then, backstage –

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When the lights came back on, Venus, Adi and Jean took to the stage.

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After an encouraging response from the crowd, the girls exited stage right and Venus bumped into someone not so encouraging.

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Well it’s a good start πŸ˜‰

Click here for Venus Aqueous #5

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Episodes 1 to 4 of Venus Aqueous are available in paperback as Venus Aqueous: Book 1, and are included in the bumper comic book Reflecto Girl and other stories.

Both are available from Amazon in the UK, Europe and the US

Β Β Reflecto Girl and other stories

Sources:

http://www.umces.edu/cbl/release/2014/oct/13/assess-impacts-offshore-wind-farms-marine-specie

http://oregonwave.org/news/impact-of-offshore-wind-farm-construction-on-marine-animals/

http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/sowb/casestudy/289

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13214533.fears_raised_of_damage_to_seals_hearing_from_pile_driving_for_offshore_wind_turbines/

http://www.dosits.org/people/examineearth/windenergy/

http://www.dosits.org/animals/effectsofsound/marinemammals/masking/

http://www.dosits.org/animals/importanceofsound/whyissoundimportant/

http://www.dosits.org/animals/useofsound/soundtonavigate/

http://new.spectator.co.uk/2013/01/wind-farms-vs-wildlife/

http://savetheeaglesinternational.org/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/11/141111-solar-panel-manufacturing-sustainability-ranking/

http://spectrum.ieee.org/green-tech/solar/solar-energy-isnt-always-as-green-as-you-think

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/02/13/the-2-2-billion-bird-scorching-solar-project-at-californias-ivanpah-plant/

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/11/15/study-shows-wind-turbines-killed-600000-bats-last-year/

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/05/13/are-wind-turbines-killing-off-the-whooping-crane-population/

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/05/24/climate-craziness-of-the-week-denmark-evicting-citizens-to-clear-cut-forests-for-wind-turbines/

A Refreshing Alternative: Β http://gdonna.com/living-like-the-past/before-electricity/

And if there must be electricity, maybe the following windy ideas might be more animal friendly? (let’s hope this time they’ll make sure before installing them)

http://www.ecochunk.com/3063/2012/10/13/windstrument-scalable-wind-turbine-is-safe-for-birds-too/

http://inhabitat.com/vibro-wind-piezoelectric-pads-harness-wind-energy-without-turbines/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2558377/The-future-wind-turbines-Bizarre-looking-funnel-produces-SIX-times-energy-traditional-designs.html

(Thanks to Lloyds of Rochester for that info πŸ™‚ )

How about some cleaner, greener, cheaper solar panels? Β Try these:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27987827

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/breakthrough-in-solar-panel-manufacture-promises-cheap-energy-within-a-decade-9563136.html

http://www.greensun.biz/technology/

But surely better than all those options, instead of those options, our best chance to save the planet, the animals and ourselves, is to plant more, many many many more, trees

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollarding

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppicing

http://www.thewillowbank.com/grow.your.own.firewood.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest_gardening

http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/02/21/its-not-fairytale-seattle-build-nations-first-food-forest

http://sustainableforestgardenfarmproject.weebly.com/

http://www.aidforafrica.org/blog/african-farmers-creating-forest-gardens-planting-forward/

http://www.treesforthefuture.org/

Water and Forests: The role trees play in water quality

Grow your own trees

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10 thoughts on “Venus Aqueous #4: Crash Bang Wallop

  1. That’s an amazing story πŸ˜€ I really found it interesting and exciting πŸ˜€ Venus is so naughty πŸ˜€ There is so much more to these environmental issues than I ever realised, I think I have learned a lot from reading this, so thank you very much. I really enjoy your comic books, they have a classic style and interesting stories which are rare to come by in this day and age. I like Venus’s new friends πŸ™‚ They are really nice, and she deserved some nice friends.

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    • Thank you so much – this is another one from which I learned a lot in the research. I wish I’d been aware how birds and bats are killed by wind turbines years ago, it really is horrifying. And once you know, you look at them differently. They’ve recently put up some new ones not far from us and the blades are so long that the tips are spinning far away from the central structure so it’s no wonder birds are getting hit – they’re flying through what looks like clear sky then, whoosh, a blade comes out of nowhere. They don’t stand a chance. Designers have since made prototypes that generate electricity from wind without posing any risk to wildlife. But tragically there are already so many of the turbines already in use. If only manufacturers had made stipulations in the beginning, that their “green energy” devices MUST generate renewable energy WITHOUT causing any other harm, then these safe prototypes would have been developed much sooner. It’s up to us to keep telling people how wind turbines do not = good energy for birds and bats. The RSPB support wind turbines, and use them to power their offices. Even the Vegan Society has made a deal with Ecotricity which uses wind turbines, placing ads in their mag to get people to sign up in return for Ecotricity giving a Β£60 donation to the Vegan Society every time one of their members signs up. If the RSPB and the Vegan Society are not sticking up for the birds and bats, who will? Excuse me while I get down off my soapbox. πŸ™‚ Thanks again so much for your highly valued feedback. I’m so glad you like Venus’s stories πŸ˜€

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      • This is all very unsettling, isn’t it? It’s like the world is being led by the engineers, and as you say, they just settle for what they’ve invented even though it kills people! Humans are so careless and blind to their impact on the world, on the birds an on the delicate ecosystems which the birds and bats exist within.

        It is interesting now that the angelic sheen is gone from wind turbines, they do look rather sinister, don’t they? They crept up to us and they promised to be good and clean and right, while all the time, they are a danger to all flying creatures. It’s terrible.
        It’s at least possible to educate people of these informations, and perhaps we can change it all. It’s encouraging to hear that they are developing harmless ones πŸ™‚

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  2. This is a brilliant comic! I really like her new friends and their activities trying to be electricity-free! I also really like their hijacking of the assembly – a lot of assemblies could do with a spruce up like that. And it’s awesome that they are planting trees – you can’t go wrong with trees.

    I really liked this story. It is great fun and has interesting characters and beautiful illustrations.

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