Why MOH was asked to resign: read her wind turbine report

Dr._PellizzariHere’s why Cavan Monaghan council was right ticked off with their medical officer of health.

48 thoughts on “Why MOH was asked to resign: read her wind turbine report

  1. The obvious question: why is an “officer of health” talking about climate change or energy policy. They should be assessing the health of a proposed project, and the impacts and needs of their community. That and only that.

    And the MOE has the nerve to tell us we are not “expert” enough to testify at a Tribunal.
    The people living with the turbines are the experts on their own health.
    Leave the science and engineering to people who know (or can learn) the facts.

    Richard

  2. What a pile of Junk. Why not just refer people to the IPCC report — which is slowly being retracted as scientists acknowledge that their modeling is deficient?

    Her job is to stick to health issues — not issue opinions on climate modelers predictions — which are notoriously inaccurate.

    The report is a very sad example of people using an appeal to authority in order to mask their lack of ability to grasp the issues.

    Just sayin’

    • Who would one expect to know more than most about the reality of the threat of “Climate Change” than a Medical Officer of Health?? Surely we’re not giving her enough credit for her vast knowledge of multiple disciplines!! (Sarcasm Intended!)

    • Anyone with a functioning brain, should find it highly offensive. I don’t care if those idiots think they are performing God-like miracles…..they are NOT allowed to harm us. Period, no exceptions. She needs to be held accountable for the damage she is doing, as well as the rest of the lefties who are spouting that nonsense!!! Their neurosis does not constitute a calamity, on our part.
      They should start their own community….via free will! We’ll even give them all of the useless turbines, so they can imagine themselves as “green”.
      Scientists who are not in collusion with the wind industry/government, are not in agreement, with their nonsense.

  3. One statement at the beginning should be all that is required to demand this woman’s resignation and that is her reference for the disgraced IPCC report that is an out and out massive LIE about Global Warming!!!!!!

    To reference any decisions made by this Health Officer based on unequivocally biased and UNTRUE statements by this CORRUPT panel is inexcusable and should be pursued in court!

    I suppose the next qualification in her next “study” will be based on Al Gore’s presence in Ontario with Kathleen Wynne while she “glows” at every stupid ridiculous statement he makes publicly.

    When will Ontarians throw these miscreants out of power and return to some semblance of truth in our every day governance????

  4. Pellizzari sells herself as an expert on the “pros” of “green energy” but claims ignorance on the cons. How convenient.

    What ever happened to the idea that an intelligent person would take the time to investigate both sides of an issue before making an informed decision?

    So, to escape the hostile meeting intact, she mumbles something about people needing to look into things, blah, blah, blah.

    Just another loser in the long line of incompetent public servants who have caved in to their political masters.

  5. Trying to hide the truth? I wouldn’t
    give her credit for knowing what the
    truth is. A talking head unawaringly
    babbling the Agenda 21 propaganda that
    has infiltrated our political system.

  6. If you work backwards through the numbers below; 500 times more pollution from Ontario vehicle exhaust than Ontario coal plants, in year 2010.

    Ontario electricity produced by coal in 2010, 12.6 TWh (1) (2)
    Which was 8.3% of total Ontario electricity production 2010.
    U.S. electricity produced by coal in 2010, 1847 TWh (3)
    146 times as much coal used in the U.S. for electricity production.

    Now you might think that pollution from coal might be the main source of pollution in the U.S.
    Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) are a main source of air pollution and very representative of all types of air pollution. In the U.S. about 31% of NOx comes from all fossil fuels used for electricity production. The majority, 62%, comes from vehicle exhaust (4).
    Additionally, in the last 30 years there has been a 52% reduction in overall NOx levels (5).

    (1) TWh Tera Watt hour = 1,000,000,000,000 watts = 1,000,000,000 kilo watts
    (2) Total electricity output by fuel type (Ontario, 2010) http://www.ieso.ca/imoweb/media/md_newsitem.asp?newsID=5529
    (3) Total electricity output by fuel type (U.S., 2010)
    http://www.eia.gov/electricity/annual/pdf/table2.1.a.pdf
    (4) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air Emission Sources
    http://www.epa.gov/cgi-bin/broker?_service=data&_debug=0&_program=dataprog.national_1.sas&polchoice=NOX
    (5) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air Trends
    http://www.epa.gov/airtrends/nitrogen.html

  7. Indeed, rural Ontarians now know that the top members of the Ontario medical profession are involved in this. Reaso why local doctors are afraid to say anything.

    Some still don’t get it that it is not Wynne and Gore but rather Nicholas Parker and Gore.
    She is a nobody when it comes to international doings.

    • Yes, some doctors shut down suddenly after admitting in notes or correspondence that they see a problem…. just like the media. Go figure

  8. Off topic, but last several months this
    site has been slow to load. Cannot post
    a reply and have to re-register for each
    post. Both at work (optic) and home (satellite).
    From Eastern Ontario if that is a factor.

  9. Have the same problems as madasabat has and at times the comments page won’t download at all.

  10. Check out the references for this report.
    Like who are C. Gardner & N.Rajaram, (2013) COMOH advice?

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Goddard Institute for Space Studies
    James Hansen
    “Target Atmospheric CO@: Where Should Humanity Aim?:, 2008
    http://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/briefs/hansen_13

    Most people who read WRO know who James Hansen is but does the general public know he is?

    Most of the time it’s easy to determine where the slant for a paper comes from by looking at the references used.

  11. “How long will the world’s uranium supplies last?”
    Can be misleading because there are other radioactive elements one of which is Thorium.

    How long will the world’s lead supplies last if used for renewable energy storage?
    Or lot’s of other materials?

  12. “Energy and Human Health”
    Annual Review of Public health, Mar.,2013
    Kirk R.Smith, et al

    Kirk R. Smith, M.P.H., PhD, U.C. Berkeley
    http://ehs.sph.berkeley.edu/krsmith/?page_id=34
    Not an medical doctor and was with IPCC 4th assessment.

    Unless the public delves into these kinds of papers this kind of thing will go on.
    Not a balanced paper what so ever.

  13. At Clear Creek-Cultus-Frogmore, in Norfolk County, Ontario, the wind turbines are 350 metres away from homes, and though permitted to inflict 53 dba of sound on a residence, regular non-compliance means the actual sound levels ‘received’ are much higher.

    “550 metres, 40 db” is BS.

    But why should we be concerned about 550 metre separations so long as the harm being reported at Clear Creek is ignored?

    ‘[excerpt] Some peer-reviewed literature shows an association of consistent symptoms in a minority of people living close to wind turbines; however the level of evidence is low and caution should be employed in drawing firm conclusions regarding causation. The current setback requirements for wind turbines in Ontario (550 meters) are intended to address noise intensity (maximum of 40 dB – consistent with WHO European recommendations) and other health and safety issues. Overall, the population health impacts appear to be far lower than for equivalent energy generation by fossil fuel combustion.’

      • I like Romance!……….
        and, cute guys!
        ………but, this guy gives me the creeps——-Ouch!

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  14. Hey Mr. Status Quo,
    Is this an example of ‘muscular coordination’ – 1962?

    2014:
    Note the disjointed effect!

  15. Let Jack Gibbons control your thermal pajamas’s,
    and, collect 100 points; and,
    could it be………
    selling control to the Smart Grid?

    Bob Chiarelli
    @Bob_Chiarelli

    Proud to represent Ottawa West-Nepean as MPP,
    and serve Ontario as Minister of Energy.
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  16. I am an Ontario physician and I am ashamed this woman is a colleague. Somewhere along the line our Medical Officer’s of Health (sparing Dr. Hazel Lynn and any others who have been outspoken in the need for further studies in this comment) have forgotten their job is to protect the populace and not their employer.

    Smart MD’s know that trying to be out on the bleeding edge “ahead of the curve” is a recipe for making decisions you come to regret. If you are told a drug is the greatest new thing and will do wonders for treatment and not possibly harm someone, just wait a while…soon someone will find evidence that it’s got a side effect so horrible nobody should ever be on it, then wait a while longer and you’ll eventually have enough studies and evidence that you can properly have a risk benefit discussion with a patient and decide if this a right decision in this particular instance (look up the history of hormone replacement therapy if you want a good example of this).

    Unfortunately in Ontario we have a leadership group that thinks they are ahead of the game on the green energy front and have jumped in head first without checking the depth of the water. Even more unfortunate is that the Church of the Green Movement parishoners are no less devout than any followers of any other major religion. Trying to have an educated discussion about the evidence behind their beliefs is impossible given the depths of their faith. The bad news is that while putting up a church and singing songs on Sundays isn’t hurting anyone, there is mounting evidence that the icons of the green movement – towering industrial generating stations – likely are.

    Rather than take a measured approach and wait for the studies to bear out how and where these things can be situated safely – if that’s even possible – and how to make sure we do this without bankrupting our already perilous provincial finances, the McWynne Dynasty has slapped them up faster than they can get them fully approved.

    If we don’t take back our province soon, it’ll be too late….

    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
    -C.S. Lewis

    • David Suzuki – a rich elitist –
      appears to be in constant pain – urging you,
      to think like him;
      and, some Ontario citizens send him money!

      Suzuki warns Tory scheme to cancel green energy plans is ‘absolute insanity’
      David Suzuki, Canada’s most famous environmentalist, is urging Ontarians to re-elect Premier Dalton McGuinty this fall.
      http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2011/07/21/suzuki_warns_tory_scheme_to_cancel_green_energy_plans_is_absolute_insanity.html

      This calls for some deep thoughtful analysis – of the medical kind.
      How deep is his pain?

      ‘[excerpt] Dear friends,

      Some of you may have seen media coverage about my decision to step off the board of directors of the David Suzuki Foundation. I am writing to tell you more about this and what it means.

      After my children and grandchildren, my greatest pride is the David Suzuki Foundation.

      I am fiercely proud of how the Foundation brings science and solutions to environment problems. I’m determined to ensure that the Foundation continues to have the ability to solve critical environmental issues and bring hope for the future.

      But I have reached a point in my life where I would like to consider myself an elder. I want to speak freely without fear that my words will be deemed too political, and harm the organization of which I am so proud. I am keenly aware that some governments, industries and special interest groups are working hard to silence us. They use threats to the Foundation’s charitable status in attempts to mute its powerful voice on issues that matter deeply to you and many other Canadians.

      This bullying demonstrates how important it is to speak out.

      The Foundation’s science-based, solutions-oriented research and educational work has enriched our democracy and reflected Canadian values for two decades. While not always happily received by governments or industrial interests, this work is strictly non-partisan, as required by the laws governing charities, and has made the Foundation one of the most trusted environmental voices in Canada.

      Our opponents, however, are redoubling their efforts to marginalize the Foundation by getting at me, personally.

      So last year, I made the decision to step off the board of directors of the David Suzuki Foundation. I remain one of its most active volunteers and committed major donors. This way I can fulfill my personal mission and the Foundation can continue to build on its inspiring work—for us and our grandchildren—in finding solutions to our shared, and very real, environmental challenges.

      I hope you understand this decision and will continue to show your, steadfast support for my work in this concrete way:

      Please share this letter with your family and friends and, at this critical moment, invite them to become supporters of the David Suzuki Foundation, by joining our online community or donating today.

      Sincerely,

      David Suzuki’
      http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/04/14/david-suzuki-resigns-to-save-foundation-from-bully-charitable-status-threats/

  17. Suzuki bails on his own foundation ha ha ha. You WERE a trusted environmental organization. You SCREWED up David and can’t take the heat, the truth. You then try to portray yourself as being a victim of bullying!!
    Well my friend, you went from the pan into the fire long ago. You support a cartel that is involved in organized crime. See where you’re at in another 5 years. I bet your children and grand children will be very disappointed in good ograndpa.

  18. Ministry of the environment: As per these wind turbines you are pushing threw so adamantly have you stopped to even consider the drawbacks of these projects? Or are you just bend and determined to save face. Save face for who? The Canadian people who trusted you and elected you, or are you saving face for corporate America? Not only are you responsible for making rural Ontario sick you are killing off valuable wildlife. These turbines are being forced upon us with no consideration of our rights as a democratic society . Not to mention all the valuable farmland that is being wasted for these projects at a time when half the world is starving to death. Do the math how many acres are being wasted? This is history repeating itself. Did Hitler not take the land from the Jews? Why don’t you just lead rural residents to gas chambers it would be a quicker death than the one we are facing now ! As for cheaper hydro why is it than we have already been told our rates will go up by 40% who’s paying for the so called green energy? Green energy is just that green not one that kills our wildlife and makes our population sick. How is it that we as Canadians have sat back and let this become a communist society. We really need to look at our national anthem and repeat the words strong and free! How many of our freedoms have already been taken away? I am ashamed at the population just sitting back and being bulldozed because its not happening to them. NOT YET!!!

    • What’s wrong with this sentence?

      ‘[excerpt] The research demonstrated clear links between energy and public health, from the impact of fossil fuels on health and climate change, to the increasing demands on energy grids and the impact of brownouts on food safety, hospitals and vaccine storage.’
      Note:
      If you understand it – you’re fooling yourself.

      ‘[excerpt] COMOH makes energy policy recommendations

      Dr. Charles Gardner, along with Public Health and Preventive Medicine Resident, Dr. Nikhil Rajaram, informed the Simcoe Muskoka board of health about a review they completed regarding the public health implications of energy policy in Ontario. The research demonstrated clear links between energy and public health, from the impact of fossil fuels on health and climate change, to the increasing demands on energy grids and the impact of brownouts on food safety, hospitals and vaccine storage.

      Based on this review, the Council of Ontario’s Medical Officers of Health (COMOH) drafted and sent a letter to the Minister of Energy, asking the province to consider a number of items, including: that the long-term energy plan include the improvement of health and health equity for Ontarians; a continued commitment to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; and to aggressively replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources.’

      ……just throw it out there – climate change…..hahahahahahahaha

      • Hey, Dr. Charles Gardner,

        I hope I get it – you be the judge!

        ‘[excerpt] …..health equity for Ontarians;…..’

        Health ‘Equity’ = vague, woolly word(s)

        Premier Social Justice – has a cousin;
        sure sounds like it.

  19. It’s a sad day for Ontarians but it’s better to know where matters stand than not to know.

  20. PCCHU, peterborough County-City Health Unit

    Ontario Public Appointment Secretarit
    Ministry: Health and Long-Term Care
    Agency: Health Unit Board,Peterborough County-City
    Scott McDonald, V.P.Sunrise Power Corp and its group of companies.
    http://www.pas.gov.ca/scripts/en/BoardDetails.asp?boardID=872

    CAPE is an affiliate of the International society of doctors for the Environment/ISDE based in Basel Switzerland.
    Links include:
    McMaster Institute of Environment & Health
    Jim Dunn, Director
    Advisory Board includes
    Theresa McClenaghan, Canadian Environmental Law Association
    Rob Hall, Hamilton Public Health Services
    Ray Copes,Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion
    ————
    http://www.isde.org

  21. FRAUD – you say?

    Theresa McClenaghan, Canadian Environmental Law Association
    – gets it.

    ‘[excerpt transcript]
    Some of these wind turbines were just built
    too close to homes. We shouldn’t ignore them,
    even if they may be a minority.’

    – Steve Paikin’s Agenda, on TVO
    ‘NIMBYs Live Strong in Rural Ontario’

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