Skip to comments.Gaia' Lovelock: Wind turbines 'may become like Easter Island statues'
Posted on 01/31/2013 4:31:41 AM PST by Salman
Former climate change alarmist Dr James Lovelock, famous for popularising the "Gaia" metaphor, continues his journey back to rationality.
Lovelock is objecting to a "medium sized" (240ft high) erection planned for his neighbourhood in North Devon by infamous windfarm operator Ecotricity. The UK currently has 3,000 onshore turbines and 6,000 are planned: this is the main reason why electricity bills are soaring out of control in order to pay for the inefficient, highly expensive windmills. Lovelock calls the runaway windmill building "industrial vandalism".
In an objection to the planning application made to Tiverton council, Lovelock points out that one nuclear power station provides as much power as 3,200 industrial wind turbines, without the environmental damage. In fact, he seems to be understating the case: we would calculate* one nuclear powerplant as equivalent to 5,400 wind towers of the sort discussed above.
I am an environmentalist and founder member of the Greens but I bow my head in shame at the thought that our original good intentions should have been so misunderstood and misapplied. We never intended a fundamentalist Green movement that rejected all energy sources other than renewable, nor did we expect the Greens to cast aside our priceless ecological heritage because of their failure to understand that the needs of the Earth are not separable from human needs. We need to take care that the spinning windmills do not become like the statues on Easter Island, monuments of a failed civilisation.
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I would characterize a 240 foot erection as somewhat greater than “medium sized”
If it lasts longer than 4 hours.....call your doctor...or if you want to have some fun...call all of your girlfriends
Yup. They’ll become useless objects on the landscape that people will wonder why they were ever put there in the first place.
It astounds me that ANY so-called environmentalist would support these things. As a Conservative that supports Conservation, I am completely against these turbines.
On a local level, as the birds/bats die, look for more bugs, rats, snakes, & other vermin around these turbines, leading to increased health problems for nearby residents.
Someone needs to photoshop that pic of Heston at the
end of Planet of the Apes.
Take out the statue of liberty and put in wind turbines.
I can see him shaking his fist and shouting...
God Damn you Obama!