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“Absolute Corruption”

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCHER: WIND INDUSTRY RIDDLED WITH ‘ABSOLUTE CORRUPTION’

Written by James Delingpole, breitbart.com

A Mexican ecologist has blown the whistle on the corruption, lies and incompetence of the wind industry – and on the massive environmental damage it causes in the name of saving the planet. wind turbines

Patricia Mora, a research professor in coastal ecology and fisheries science at the National Institute of Technology in Mexico, has been studying the impact of wind turbines in the Tehuantepec Isthmus in southern Mexico, an environmentally sensitive region which has the highest concentration of wind farms in Latin America.

When a project is installed, the first step is to “dismantle” the area, a process through which all surrounding vegetation is eliminated. This means the destruction of plants and sessilities – organisms that do not have stems or supporting mechanisms – and the slow displacement over time of reptiles, mammals, birds, amphibians, insects, arachnids, fungi, etc. Generally we perceive the macro scale only, that is to say, the large animals, without considering the small and even microscopic organisms…

….After the construction is finalized, the indirect impact continues in the sense that ecosystems are altered and fragmented. As a result, there is a larger probability of their disappearance, due to changes in the climate and the use of soil.

The turbines, she says in an interview with Truthout, have had a disastrous effect on local flora and fauna.          Read more.

Manitoulin needs turbine wakeup call

Be honest, would you go to the Manitoulin Island now??

Maintain the sacredness and sanctity of the Island

 

20140527-093614-gHey, Manitoulin Island, wake up! One of your greatest resources is eco-tourism, but those towering industrial-sized wind turbines are an unsightly welcome that are destroying the awesome experience of any visitor to the Island. More importantly, the turbine’s intrusive and horrific Gothic presence disregards a sacred obligation to protect one of the most beautiful bio-systems in the world. In addition, the Dark Sky Sanctuary that is an important global contribution is threatened by the towering night lights on the horizon.

Take the opportunity now to stop this intrusion that is defacing and devaluing the sanctuary of beautiful Manitoulin Island. Manitoulin could be a global leader if you can maintain the originality and sacredness of the Island that is a shining crystal for us all to behold. Like an invasive species, the influx of towers is turning visitors away and preventing them from enjoying the treasure they expect from an island gem, such as this.

Sincerely,

Nicole Pepper and Anne Pepper

Toronto (Visitors for over 20 years)

The Matoulin Expositor, Sept 3 2014