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Alec Sevins 
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Re: “My Side of the Mountain

Any discussion of wind turbines should include the context of sheer numbers that the industry wants to install. It's a lot like global warming as a future threat. It could become a "death of four million cuts" if people like Stanford's Mark Jacobson get their way. He sees turbine number limits because so much wind would be interrupted that efficiency would fall off, not because he cares about lost scenery or dead birds & bats. But he's a professor on environmental topics. It's insane.

Another stark example is Bill McKibben, who penned "The End Of Nature" and put a dead bird on the cover, but is now a wind turbine advocate. Were such people ever deep environmentalists, or was it just something to write about? They have become traitors to the physical landscape which many of us see as integral to the environment.

Posted by Alec Sevins on 09/18/2016 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Aerial Shots Capture Lowell Wind Project Progress

The Sutton_Hoos of the world keep pretending that wind turbines A) don't add cumulative impact to what Man has already built and B) that natural aesthetics are largely trivial. These are the same tired arguments that nature-wreckers have used since the Industrial Revolution began. I think many of these people would be perfectly fine if half the planet looked like an industrial park. They have no real souls or conscience, just a mindless need for their narrow definition of progress, which usually means more people and less nature.

Wind turbines proliferate in such a way that NIMBY is a false claim, since views are threatened far beyond local backyards and towns. The vertical scale, quantity and kinetic aspect of these machines is unlike anything else Man builds. They are being placed far from the urban areas that use most of their power and present a terrible form of urban sprawl detached from its city roots. The very fact that so many people complain about them should be telling. All these fake environmentalists with their endless excuses will take the walk of shame when enough wind turbines proliferate. They loom over current scenery and future quality of life. You have to consider how many of them we'll finally end up with, not just what's here now.

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Posted by Alec Sevins on 03/26/2015 at 8:17 PM

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