hot air about wind farms...
Kids off the wall? The dog planning a coup? Whales migrating? Some are blaming wind farms….
There are literally over 200 unique symptoms in humans and animals that have been blamed on wind generation technology over the past decade or so, according to a list maintained by Professor Simon Chapman of the School of Public Health in the University of Sydney. Here’s the interesting thing: the complaints are virtually unheard of outside the English-speaking world.
While 17 reviews to date worldwide have reviewed the hundreds of pieces of research and the anecdotal claims of health impacts, and universally agreed that wind farms don’t cause harm and that there is no mechanism for them to cause harm, a small number of vocal anti-wind campaigners believe that they have found the causative agent — infrasound generated by wind farms.
The infrasound hypothesis was put forward by Dr Nina Pierpont, a paediatrician, in her book Wind Turbine Syndrome — 294 pages of self-published, non-peer-reviewed material, based on phone interviews with 23 self-selected people who claimed that their widely varied symptoms were all caused by wind farms.
Infrasound can’t be heard or felt except at much higher intensities than normal sound. The research shows clearly that it doesn’t cause harm to humans except at very high intensities, above that required for audible sound to cause harm. The human heart creates so much infrasound that it overwhelms all but the most intense external sources of infrasound. This is public record and available to all with some simple research. Yet the myth persists.
Recently Today Tonight (see pic at top) ran a ultra-slanted piece about the noise and the unhealthy side of wind farms.... It told us a lot of fictional crap (sorry I am using this ugly word again) with people spilling their guts on how it affected their lives... including leading to deserted country towns...
I know many country towns that do not have wind farming and are deserted...
They would beg for a wind farm there to rekindle a bit of business, since most of their crops have failed in the drought, the superfloods and the bushfires coming from global warming...
Not to mention the sulfur dioxide leading to acid rains from coal power stations...