Wind turbines have an uncanny ability to make right-wingers furious, and for that alone, they are worth a shot. One such furious right-winger, is the ever-so furious James Delingpole, whose written so extensively and venomously on the subject that I feel he can’t have had time to write anything important.
I rather enjoyed Delingpole’s latest writing on the subject, despite disagreeing with every word he wrote: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100232437/official-wind-turbines-are-an-iniquitous-assault-on-property-rights/
His main objections to the erection of these wondrous objects is that they obscure the view from what I’m sure is a delightfully quaint holiday home in the Edw Valley. He claims that they lower property values, ruining people’s lives and views. This is irrelevant nonsense.
Global Warming is something which will hugely affect all our lives for many generations to come, it’s the sort of problem which is very capable of making a serious dent in our civilisation. As global temperatures rise, sea levels will rise with them, flooding many of our towns and cities. National climates will be tampered with, causing all sorts of problems in all sorts of places. Water supplies will be diminished, storms and hurricanes will increase in strength and number. According to he National Geographic website: “Rainfall in Ethiopia, where droughts are already common, could decline by 10 percent over the next 50 years.”
I’m sorry for the slight disturbance to James Delingpole’s holiday, I truly am. But when you balance a slight disruption to rural views against the collapse of civilisation, the destruction of people’s homes and livelihoods all around the globe, it really does pale in comparison. We must sacrifice some pleasures for continued survival. Wind turbines are a totally clean and renewable source of energy. As long as the sun shines, the wind will blow.
Mankind has harnessed the wind for centuries, in the form of sails and windmills and much else besides. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t make use of it when avoiding our impending doom.