Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Looking for something to do?

I know people's lives are busy - there never seems to be enough time to do what has to be done. Unfortunately, I am now going to add to the burdens on your time!

Earlier this year, I was forwarded a copy of this document authored by Barbara J Frey and Peter J Hadden. Now, this document is no slim volume - it runs into 170 pages, but does present in a very readable style an evidence summary of some of the adverse health effects of wind turbines along with an entirely readable discussion and critique of the guiding principles, policies and frameworks that have ensured we end up with the current mess of ineffective guidelines with regard to wind turbine sighting.

If you are unconvinced that there are health issues that need to be addressed NOW, then read this document - all of it. If you are already convinced that something is amiss, but are not quite sure what - read this document - all of it. Finally, I would urge anyone reading this post to forward a copy of this document to their elective representatives (be they MSPs, MPS, Councillors or whatever) and the appropriate Health Secretary and ask them to comment on its contents.

I for one am sick and tired of hearing the same old strap line being trotted out with regard to various turbine related issues, you know, the one that begins "there is no peer reviewed evidence that......". This paper is not peer reviewed - but that should not be an issue, since this paper is a gathering of information and simple, logical coherent thought. And to those who think that unless something is peer reviewed its not even worth looking at, perhaps you would like to find out a little more about the potential flaws in the process by reading this. Hiding behind this strap line should not be a reason for abandoning common sense.

Here then, is a very large trough - and if we can drag our elected representatives (kicking and screaming if necessary) to it, we really must ensure they drink - very deeply of its contents.