One of the myths pedalled by the wind industry, its parasites and spruikers is that Germans – who live cheek-by-jowl with thousands of these things – are not troubled in the slightest by incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound.
Yet again, as with wind industry propaganda in the main, the truth is a whole lot different.
Germans neighbouring wind farms (‘parks’ as they call them) suffer precisely the same range of illnesses, sensations and symptoms as people do all over the world.
Now, their Medicos – clearly conscious of their Hippocratic Oath – are demanding that turbines be shut down to prevent anymore wholly unnecessary harm.
German Wind Turbines “In Conflict With Health” Physicians Recommend 3-Kilometer Minimum Distance!
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26 March 2016
NDR German public television recently broadcast a critical report on the health effects of wind turbines [for a rough translation, click on the ‘CC’ tab at the bottom of the Youtube player to get closed captions, then click on ‘settings’ to select ‘German auto generated’ then ‘Auto-translate’ and select English].
According to state physician Thomas Carl Stiller, infrasound from wind turbines causes an array of ailments among a segment of the population, such as dizziness, tinnitus, headaches, fatigue, sleeplessness and difficulty concentrating.
Nationally, protest groups are banding together in numbers never seen before to fight off wind projects, demanding that issues surrounding infrasound and environmental impact be addressed and clarified more thoroughly before wind parks are permitted.
According to the video report, German Constitutional lawyer Rudolf Wendt says the norms for permitting wind parks need to be updated as “they originate from the 1990s, the last century!”
As wind turbines have grown to huge dimensions, wind park protest group spokeswoman Jutta Reinhardt says that human health “is now in conflict with Germany’s Energiewende” and so there should be nothing to negotiate.
German doctors like Stiller say turbines less than 3 kilometers away from occupied buildings should be turned off.
Wind parks destroying biodiversity
Meanwhile the German Wildlife Foundation issued a press release earlier this month warning that wind turbines have killed and currently endanger cranes in the German state of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania. According to Foundation sole chairman Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt:
The rapid species die-off and disappearance of biodiversity is being played down, ignored due to a questionable climate policy, and against the will of the citizens.”
Vahrenholt also blasts the plans for further wind parks in the region, claiming that the power grid infrastructure to transport the power to markets on windy days does not even exist, and so the parks are routinely idled. Yet, the wind park operators are still paid (by the power consumer) for the power that would have otherwise been produced.
Vahrenholt adds that it’s only the wind park project developers and the wind park operators who benefit. “The bill gets picked up by the private household consumers while nature gets thrown overboard.”
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