Wind and solar have minuscule costs over the long term (just maintenance on the machines and lines).
Please then explain the massive fields of dead turbines in California and the southern tip of Hawaii.
Long term history teaches us that wind power plants shut down after just a decade or two. Why is that? If the long term cost is minuscule why would they have been decommissioned?
Of course there's tremendous cost to birds also but fuck wildlife, right?
Wow. The Big Lie, big time. The explanation for those "massive fields of dead turbines" is that they do not exist, and everything you posted above is a work of fiction.
Possibly you have seen the turbine fields, in pictures or in person, when the wind was not blowing (a regular, expected occurrence) and then combined ignorance with fantasy to produce the above nonsense.
Did you forget to log out and post as AC?
Real data show the installed wind capacity, and actual annual wind production growing rapidly, year after year. I drive through one of the major California wind farm areas regularly and have watched the steady expansion of the windmills, and older designs being replaced by ever larger and more powerful models.
(This is the only occasion when right-whiners show much concern for the environment - those 300,000 or so annual wind turbine bird kills, which is 0.01% of the number of birds killed by domestic cats every year. Feer bird kills are better than more, but America's birds are not being endangered by wind turbines.)