Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wind Turbine Syndrome

You've got this story, linked by Drudge, that tells us about a new book coming out titled Wind Turbine Syndrome: A Report on the Natural Experiment. In this book we'll learn that wind turbines...

...can cause sleep disorders, difficulty with equilibrium, headaches, childhood "night terrors" and other health problems.

The author seems like a downright amazing person:

I am an unabashed lover of wildness. I did my Ph.D. research living in a tent in the Amazon jungle for several years, studying bird behavior. In pursuit of wildness and native cultures, my husband and I lived for another several years with Yup’ik Eskimos on the Alaska tundra, near the Bering Sea (where I became chief of pediatrics at a native-run hospital). Likewise we spent a summer living on the Navajo reservation (as I did a sub-internship in medical school).

There may be merit to some of this. Living next to a wind farm may be, say, a tenth as bad as living next to a coal plant, for instance. Which would be bad.

You have to wonder: did Drudge link to that story because Ms. Pierpont is "an unabashed lover of wilderness," or because she's written a book that makes wind energy, that dirty f*ing hippie nonsense that will ruin the world one day, look bad?

I've left a comment for Ms. Pierpost. We'll see if she has anything to say about her Drudge link.

And I love this quote from the original link:

"Man, this whole country is going to be windmills," said a dismayed Denny Wade, 59, a railroad worker and neighbor of the Eatons.

Wind: Nature's Terrorist



thepoetryman said...

Windmills, solar panels, nuclear plant spillage... Either way we're dizzy...

thepoetryman said...

BREAKING NEWS: Oil is not an alternative energy source!