Are wind farm risks acceptable?
Letter to The Shetland Times, July 13, 2014
My letter is in response to the little article (Shetland Times, 11th July) inserted on behalf of Harry Jamieson, Linda and Pete Glanville, Andrina Tulloch, John Johnson, Bruce Benson, Veda Tait, Tony Erwood, Alistair and Kate Christie-Henry, Kenny Johnson, Laughton Johnson, Chris Bunyan, Cavy Johnson, Kaila McCulloch, John Dally, Marianne Tarrant, Will John Anderson, Richard and Victoria Gibson and Jim Dickson who are all imploring people not to stand in the way of the windfarm development.
To the named supporters of the windfarm, I would ask, since we know that the mining of rare earth minerals in China is poisoning the land, lakes and people, how can they equate this with nice green energy? These rare minerals are components modern turbines depend upon.
Supporters must believe this wretched toxicity is acceptable.
These named supporters are aware that children in the windfarm areas will be exposed to infrasound. So after their bedtime story these little children can cuddle their pillows and receive maximum auditory stimulation. The pillow will block audible sound but not infrasound.
Supporters have found this to be acceptable.
The named supporters obviously have no concerns for the physical and psychological ill health that the windfarm occupants will be subjected to when the turbines become operational. Clearly the supporters have a better understanding of the detrimental health effects than Dr Sarah Taylor whose report supports the evidence that individuals living on windfarms will be affected.
The windfarm supporters find this acceptable.
I will not insult the windfarm supporters intelligence by suggesting that they were perhaps unaware of the above. Thankfully there are still many decent people who do not find these facts at all acceptable.
I have only touched on some of the reasons why I will never support this development.
Surprisingly no one in the above supporters group will have to live in the windfarm.