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James Delingpole is on fine form:
So wind farms don't just despoil countryside,
frighten horses, chop up birds, spontaneously combust, drive down
property prices, madden those who live nearby with their subsonic
humming, drive up electricity prices, promote rentseeking, make
rich landowners richer (and everyone else poorer), ruin views, buy
more electric sports cars for that dreadful Dale Vince character,
require rare earth minerals which cause enormous environmental
damage, destroy 3.7 real jobs for every fake "green" job they
"create", blight neighbourhoods, kill off tourism and ruin lives,
but they also
According to researchers at the University of
St Andrews, the sound of offshore wind farms is likely to mess with
the whales' sensitive sonar systems and drive them ashore, where
they get stuck on beaches and die.
Has anyone else noticed the gentle irony
here? Well, let me explain with the help of my magic sledgehammer:
save possibly the polar bear and the mighty snail darter there is
no creature on the planet more totemic of green values than the
whale. Saving whales is what greens do. Or rather what they used to
do in the days when greens were actually interested in caring for
the environment instead of, say, trying to destroy the capitalist
system. But now, here they are actively promoting a form of
renewable energy which in the process of producing next to no
energy very expensively also does the most stupendous damage to the
environment and the eco-system.
Here are some pictures to illustrate his points.