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The sickening truth about
wind farm syndrome

New Scientist, by Simon Chapman

Original Article

Posted By:Calvinesq, 10/23/2012 9:51:03 PM

Hilltop turbines are being blamed for myriad maladies. What is the truth behind these outlandish claims? NEW technology has long attracted "modern health worries". Microwave ovens, television and computer screens and even early telephony all caused anxiety in their time. More recently, cellphones and towers, Wi-Fi and smart electricity meters have followed suit. Another is gathering attention; the very modern malaise known as wind turbine syndrome. I set out to collect the conditions attributed to wind farm exposure. Within hours, I'd found 50 often florid assertions about different

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Well, despite New Scientist's poo-pooing the theory of any adverse effects, let's make it real:

First, Amish on a large scale, does not work -- Amish use it for themselves, knowing they are not commercially viable;

Second, the energy to produce, set in place, maintain these monstrosities is not insignificant;

They are ugly, destroy the scenery and endanger birds.

Bottom line, they are ugly (and inefficient, especially when the wind dies).

Please note that you forgot the ''r'' when trying to split headline.
Stale dated article [08 October 2012]. LCom Staff.

      

Reply 1 - Posted by: quark, 10/23/2012 9:58:22 PM     (No. 8956732)

Why does no one seem to care about the amount
of birds these windfarms kill??


Reply 2 - Posted by: scribe35, 10/23/2012 10:07:45 PM     (No. 8956749)

The poster has exlained it. My neighbor was in charge of construction of a nearby wind farm and told me that the amount of energy required to manufacture and construct a farm far out does the amount of energy they will ever produce.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TYSHAB, 10/23/2012 10:31:42 PM     (No. 8956800)

Well, we will have to remove everything anyone finds ugly from everyone's sight.
Maybe we should just put you in charge of determining what is beautiful.
A larger number of birds are killed by cats and vehicles every year than have ever fallen prey to a wind turbine. Why does no one care about this?
The claims regarding the amount of energy required to construct a wind turbine versus the energy they convert is false. Please check your information.
Wind is an important piece of the energy mix. It is not intended to be the only source of energy. All forms have strengths and weaknesses. Let's take advantage of this because it allows for resiliency and flexibility.
All forms of energy production cost money during the construction and start up phase.
All continue to cost us more than they should due to an interfering government which continues to subsidize EVERY form of energy production.
Wind power does work and on a larger scale than just personal use.
Don't let any facts get in your way. All decisions should be made on how you feel.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Photoonist, 10/23/2012 10:34:13 PM     (No. 8956803)

' I've visited wind farms and compared their gentle swoosh to the noises that all city dwellers live with daily.'' - article. Author demonstrates he knows little and wasn't really looking as its the infrasonic sounds produced by large, whirling blades moving through the air and vibrating that would cause any syndrome. When you don't want to find something you can't find it.



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