Well, with our weekly junk mail came a new way for pro-wind turbine people to spread their word.
There was a piece of paper they call a newsletter that goes on to explain how they are going to keep us updated on a menagerie of items. One of their many items to be updated on is what they claim is misinformation floating around and the many myths about wind power being repeated and appear to be truths. I wonder how their spin doctors will now handle all these new official reports.
Myth or truth: we are told wind turbines are here to reduce green house gases.
In the over 20 years of the wind turbines’ existence, the reports I am reading, which have just been released by governments from many different countries including ours, say that the world’s green house gases, which we’re told is a cause of global warming, are now at their highest recorded levels ever.
Myth or truth: we are told that wind turbines are here to help stop global warming caused by green house gases.
Official government reports now being released state the world is now colder than before this so-called global warming epidemic started. So if these bad gases that cause global warming are at an all time high, but the world is now getting colder instead of hotter, then what is the wind turbine really doing?
Myth or truth: wind turbines can replace coal or nuclear power generation plants.
Official government reports just released state that countries such as Canada and England are positioned too far north on the planet and will inherently always have winds when we really don’t need them and no winds or much less winds when we require them, making wind turbines here all but useless for our mass electrical requirements. So no matter how many wind turbines they put up, wind power will, for the foreseeable future, with its inherent abominable costs and unreliability, be just another way of generating very expensive power and not a viable option to have for the electricity needs we require.
Myth or truth: an expanded version of this newsletter, featured in Bruce County Marketplace, claims no one was scrutinizing anti-wind arguments.
The many thousands of reports I personally have read lead me to believe everyone has been more than scrutinizing everyone else’s arguments. What appears to be happening now, with over 20 years of statistics, facts and information (not myths) about wind turbines being released by official reports, ordinary people -in fact everyone that can read -are being shown that wind turbines are turning out not to be the saviour as promised, but rather just another big money maker for business at our expense. In fact, it seems more and more people are now starting to see the word green is beginning to exclude wind turbines instead of including them.
Myth or truth: the word NIMBY, used by pro-wind developers, is used to describe people that were challenging wind turbines.
Words often have double hidden meanings. Are wind developers serving notice to all people, both pro and anti-wind? NIMBY might be explained as “not in my back yard,” but NIMBY can also mean “next it might be you.”
I can almost hardly not wait for their next newsletter.
Charley Urbanek, Port Elgin