“Saving The Planet” Update : Wind Turbines Destroy Local Farming Village And Bees 🐝Posted: April 1, 2018
CLIMATE alarmism’s primary objective is to scare you and policy makers into belief such that your taxes are effortlessly diverted, with little to no scrutiny, into research grants and green schemes and scams to supposedly stop bad weather by changing the temperature of the planet. Yet, no one can ever tell you by how much the temperature will change for each dollar spent. But alas, “Saving The Planet” is far more important than how your hard-earned money is spent, right?
CLIMATE research is paid for by you in the form of government grants. And, thanks to the system of
pal peer-review, the most scary studies, prefaced by “anthropogenic” are given the green light, published in science journals with results interpreted by the compliant mainstream media and delivered back to you, to scare you even more such that you will happily donate more money to the scam research.
A google search with key words [climate research + climate change worse than we thought] illustrates 1,960,000 times in 0.45 seconds the effect that monopolistic or one-way funding has on published results…
GREENS – Killing The Earth To Save It
WHILE scary climate studies are cleverly punctuated by future tenses: “might”, “may”, or “could”, with detonation–dates pushed far enough out to avoid qualification or scrutiny, there is ‘actual’ damage being done to the environment by the very ‘technologies’ that these studies seek to justify! Let that sink in for a minute.
THE mass proliferation of Industrial Wind Turbines, up-taken by the once civilised, now climate-theory obsessed developed nations, are causing immense and real damage to the environment, peoples’ livelihoods and their economies, right-here-right-now…
HONGGGYE-RI, North Gyeongsang Province — Jusan is considered holy by people living in a small farming village in Honggye-ri, North Gyeongsang Province.
Rising just a few hundred meters behind the village, the pine tree-clad mountain is where people traditionally pray for a son.
“We see beauty in nature every day,” 62-year-old Park Chung-lak, who grows apples in the village, said on a recent afternoon. “And it needs respect and admiration.”
Local farmer Park Chung-lak, who grows apples in the Honggye-ri village in North Gyeongsang Province, speaks in front of his farm. Behind Park lies a 100-meter-high wind turbine that was installed as part of Korea’s renewable energy policies. Bak Se-hwan/The Korea Herald
The top of the mountain is destined to be destroyed to make way for a 100-meter-high wind turbine. The scheduled construction has been temporarily put on hold following a yearlong protest by people in the village.
“They say it is green energy that they are building,” Park told The Korea Herald. “But how can it be green when wind energy cuts 100-year-old pine trees, kills living creatures and destroys the community people live in? They are already cutting down trees on some hill slopes that will cause erosion and landslide risks.”
Near the village, which is home to around 70 people, with most of them in their mid-70s, 11 of the 22 wind turbines of 3.45 megawatts each that were approved for installation in 2014 have been installed.
According to the Ministry of Environment, 59 wind turbines installed since 2009, when the previous administration began passing regulations to boost the green energy industry, are currently in operation in the province.
Cheon Seung-bun and her father-in-law cultivate their land across a series of wind turbines in Honggye-ri village. Bak Se-hwan/The Korea Herald
The rapid expansion of wind power facilities is mostly concentrated in North Gyeongsang Province and nearby Gangwon Province, and is driven by the government’s push for renewable energy policies.
The Moon Jae-in administration that came into power last May has promised to raise the proportion of renewables to up to 20 percent by 2030 and phase out nuclear and coal power in a country that has a relatively short history of developing renewable energy sources.
Rising Concerns Over Green Projects
The ongoing “green” move ironically amplifies the health and environmental woes of people living near the massive, spinning turbines.
According to residents of the Hyonggye-ri village interviewed by The Korea Herald, they are just beginning to realize the impact of industrial wind energy facilities on people and animals.
Beekeeper Ahn Hyo-jong said that he lost thousands of bees last year. “I believe the wind turbines’ low frequency is the direct cause,” said Ahn, who has now moved entire beekeeping colonies to another area out of fear of incurring additional losses.
Beekeeper Ahn Hyo-jong shows one of his dead hives that he says resulted from the noise from wind turbines. Bak Se-hwan/The Korea Herald
It is not just the bees that are impacted by the noise, according to the residents. Without bees in the region, there has been a sharp decrease in the production of apples.
They have seen other creatures like dragonflies — which prey on insects harmful to farming – disappear in the last three years
Endangered species like eagle owls that live in the mountain are also at risk of extinction due to the ongoing construction, the residents say.
“The construction companies don’t compensate the lost property value here,” Cheon Seung-bun, 60, who grows deodeok, or lance asiabell, which lie within the minimum safe distance from a series of giant wind turbines.
Disorienting shadows cast from the blades passing in front of the sun are yet another problem, according to the village’s residents.
“Who would buy land like this? They previously said no negative impact would come from the turbines, but now I find it really disturbing to hear the noise they make, and it’s mostly disturbing at night. I can’t go to sleep,” Cheon said, adding that the 60-decibel spinning noise “drives people crazy.”
More problematic are the specific qualities of the low frequency sounds, or infrasound, from the wind turbines that can produce adverse reactions in people as well as animals and insects, experts warn.
“Constant exposure to excessive low frequency noise can lead to human health issues, including excessive stress, joint problems and respiratory disturbance,” said Bae Myung-jin, a professor at Soongsil University’s Sound Engineering Lab.
“Related research data suggest that many cases of fetal deaths in cows that were exposed to low frequency noise over a long period were reported, which can affect human bodies as well,” Bae said.
In addition, new powerlines on the ground connecting the turbines to the grid spoil pristine views in the once tranquil southeastern part of the village.
Addressing the complains, Environment Minister Kim Eun-kyung said in a meeting with the villagers Thursday that the new administration “will not repeat the same mistake” by conducting environmental evaluations first before approving any wind energy project run by private companies.
“I believe those villagers have the most expertise in terms of environment issues here, so we need to consult them first (for wind energy policies),” Kim said. “We will also set up a committee to solve conflicts (between companies and people) and find a solution,” the minister added.
By Bak Se-hwan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
THE environmental movement bangs on about how important bees are to “existence as we know it”. So, maybe this microcosm of direct bee destruction might open the eyes of a few climate luvvies as to the clear and present danger that industrial wind turbines present to, not only peoples’ livelihoods and to their local economies, but to Gaia and her most precious workers… 🐝
See also :
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- TRULY GREEN? How Germany’s #Energiewende Is Destroying Nature | Climatism
- Climate money: Monopoly science « JoNova (Judith Curry IPCC Update) | Climatism
- Unreliables | Climatism
- Energiewende Fail | Climatism
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- TIM FLANNERY – Professor of Dud Predictions and Climate Falsehoods | Climatism
- ENERGY Regulator Report : Hazelwood Coal Plant Shutdown Drives Record Power Price Surge | Climatism
- GREEN ENERGY FAIL – World Coal Power Development Up 43% | Climatism
- WESTERN Nations, Driven By A Global Agenda Of Climate Alarmism, Are Destroying Their Industries With Carbon Taxes And Promotion Of Expensive, Intermittent Green Energy | Climatism
- GREEN ENERGY FAIL : “We’ll Burn Coal Till The 2040s” – German Minister | Climatism
- UNRELIABLE Energy – Wind and Solar – A Climate Of Communism | Climatism
(Climate rationalists are still waiting for that “big oil” cheque to arrive in the mail!)
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