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Tue, Aug. 19th, 2008, 08:09 am
Blades

Driving home yesterday, we passed three huges trucks. Each one carried a single fan blade. The blades were probably close to 25 meters long. Just huge massive things, hauled on special trucks. Obviously intended for some huge windmill somewhere.

The beauty of wind power is that it takes energy out of the atmosphere, thus decreasing the energy available to power huge storms.

Wed, Aug. 20th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): WINDMILLS ARE VERY BAD; THEY CAUSE MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS.

WINDMILLS ARE VERY BAD; THEY CAUSE MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS. In contrast to those who consider wind turbines clean, green and an ideal source of renewable energy, Pierpont says living or working too close to them has a downside. Pierpont, 53, is a 1991 graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has a doctorate in population biology from Princeton University. Pierpont's findings suggest that low-frequency noise and vibration generated by wind machines can have an effect on the inner ear, triggering headaches; difficulty sleeping; tinnitus, or ringing in the ears; learning and mood disorders; panic attacks; irritability; disruption of equilibrium, concentration and memory; and childhood behavior problems.

Wed, Aug. 20th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
lawful_evil: Re: WINDMILLS ARE VERY BAD; THEY CAUSE MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS.

Thanks Norm.

No one I know is talking about living underneath one of the massive ones. Living within a couple miles of a coal power plant is much much worse for you.

The electromagnetic fields from powerlines cause birth defects too. However, that doesn't stop them from being all over the country.

Heck, probably the glare from solar panels blinds birds causing increased death rates. Nothing is perfect... unless you want to be Amish.

The point is, even if this crackpot's research is valid, that the upside of clean energy far outweigh the downsides.

You are a bit of an alarmist you know...