Medical Malpractice: Unmasking Doctors Who Hate Wind Industry Noise Victims

It’s no mystery to those forced to live next to wind turbines that the incessant low-frequency noise they generate is seriously harmful to health.

When humans set out to torture each other, sleep deprivation is usually top of the list. The wind industry has been doing just that, with impunity, for the best part of 20 years.

To that end, the wind industry has been ably aided and abetted by their pet acoustic consultants – a group of ethically bereft mercenaries, who willingly doctor up fake noise reports on demand; reports which always claim their client’s wind farm complies with the toughest noise standards in the world.

In addition, the wind industry enlisted the support of a group of pseudo-scientists (almost always sociologists with bogus claims to medical qualifications) who invented the notion that the suffering experienced by wind farm neighbours is all the product of their febrile, ‘climate denying’ imaginations, whipped along by ‘scaremongers’ like STT and the Waubra Foundation.

One of them, a former tobacco advertising guru, invented his very own diagnostic phrase, calling it the ‘nocebo’ effect.

The guru was so clever, that he could make such a diagnosis without ever having met a single person suffering the effects of exposure to wind turbine noise. With superior, if not superhuman, powers he was able to reach his irrefutable conclusions from the sandstone cloisters of a University in Sydney, thousands of miles away from the victims and their tormentors.

When an Australian Court was presented with evidence by the Waubra Foundation – both scientific and actual – of the harm caused by exposure to low-frequency noise and infra-sound generated by wind turbines, it had no difficulty in finding that that exposure was a pathway to disease: Australian Court Finds Wind Turbine Noise Exposure a ‘Pathway to Disease’: Waubra Foundation Vindicated

Like the guru, the political lobby group for Australia’s medicos, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) drank the Kool-Aid from the get go. As Maurice Newman details below, instead of listening to their patients, Australian doctors are far more likely to listen to Greta the Fretter and her hysterical claims that the planet’s about to fry.

Physicians fool themselves on the climate
The Australian
Maurice Newman
23 September 2019

Spare a thought for wind farm neighbours who suffer the health effects of audible and inaudible wind turbine noise. Think about how for years they have been trapped in unsaleable properties and told their symptoms were ­imagined or psychosomatic. How, when they turned to the medical profession for help, the Australian Medical Association and the National Health and Medical Research Council claimed they had found no “consistent evidence” of a connection.

No wonder.

Despite sufferers around the world increasingly presenting with common symptoms, the health authorities commissioned or completed very little quality ­research. What little research there was, victims argue, was shoddy and biased. Why?

Was it because health professionals didn’t want to rock the climate change, renewable energy boat? At least, after decades of ­inaction, the World Health ­Organisation finally concedes: “More than a nuisance, excessive noise is a health risk — contributing to cardiovascular diseases.” Pity about the patients who through the years have presented to their local GP with symptoms, only to be turned away on the advice of medical authorities.

By 2015, the AMA had nailed its flag firmly to the global warming mast with its Position Statement on Climate Change and Human Health. Today’s president Tony Bartone has gone further with his latest assertion: “The evidence is in on climate change — and it is irrefutable.” No ifs, no buts.

He warns “climate change is a health emergency” and talks of “Australia-specific effects”. A statement refers to “food insecurity resulting from declines in agricultural outputs”.

Yet Andy Pitman, Australia’s primary climate modeller, says: “As far as the climate scientists know there is no link between ­climate change and drought … there is no reason, a priori, why climate change should make the landscape more arid.” What do doctors know that Pitman doesn’t?

The AMA federal council frets about “significant linear associations between exposure to higher temperatures and greater mortality in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane”. Its members obviously missed the edition of the British medical journal, The Lancet, that published an international study finding that cold weather kills 20 times as many people as hot weather. Analysing more than 74 million deaths in 384 locations across 13 countries, it reveals deaths due to moderately hot or cold weather substantially exceed those resulting from extreme heatwaves or cold spells.

But the AMA has got the ­religion. It is ignorant of NASA’s warning of an approaching grand solar minimum, starting next year, which will be the weakest solar cycle in 200 years. Yet last time this happened the Earth ­experienced the Dalton Minimum, during which, for 40 years, the world was gripped by ferociously cold weather, disastrous crop losses, starvation and volcanic eruptions.

But, then, when Australian health and medical professionals meet to emphasise “the significant and profound impacts (global warming) has on the health of people and our health system”, no other conclusion is possible. Forget the science — just repeat “health emergency”. No correspondence will be entered into.

Of course, it’s also important to show solidarity for one’s overseas peers. In June, a group of 70 American health organisations took the lead with their “call to ­action”, describing climate change as “the “greatest public health challenge of the 21st century”. The British Medical Association followed with a campaign for carbon neutrality by 2030. Presumably, they are simultaneously preparing the British public for the necessary cuts to Britain’s health budget should their crusade succeed.

Bartone confirmed that the “AMA is proud to join the international and local chorus of ­voices urging action to address climate change on health grounds”.

Why not? Having the approbation of your peers at international conferences makes them more enjoyable.

But what does he think about energy poverty, which the rapid transition from cheap coal to ­expensive renewable energy is helping to create? Almost 50 million people in the EU are affected by what is ­defined as a set of conditions where “individuals or households are not able to adequately heat or provide other required energy services in their homes at affordable cost”. This is not to mention the problems caused by power ­intermittency and outages.

In Australia, electricity prices have ­increased by 117 per cent during the past decade. During the past eight years, it is estimated that power disconnections have increased by 47 per cent. Nationwide this equates to 160,000 households. None of them are doctors’.

Do these statistics even resonate with health professionals agitating for ever more radical government action to curb CO2 emissions? Or should the ­accepted principles of public health medicine — prevention and do no harm — be applied only selectively? Does a “climate emergency” justify the suffering of people today so that future generations can be saved?

Naturally, the rent-seeking ­instincts of healthcare professionals first look to government for energy safety nets for the poor and vulnerable.

Economic costs and fiscal responsibility are low-order priorities in their world. ­Indeed the AMA has gained a reputation for its “progressive” political advocacy. Former president Brian Owler was a Labor Party candidate at the past federal election. And a predecessor, Kerryn Phelps, was the green-leaning “independent” member for Wentworth.

But, then, bandwagons are commonplace in medicine and health management. The most important thing is to appear contemporary. Climate change is today’s fashion. It hides intellectual laziness and a disdain for the empirical evidence that clearly shows that today’s climate is actually quite stable. It reflects an ­imitative culture intent on projecting fear rather than spreading enlightenment.

The secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organisation, Petteri Taalas, shares this concern. He does not accept arguments that the end of the world is at hand and criticises “doomsters and extremists” for “provoking anxiety” and cherrypicking parts of reports they think will support radical action.

“This resembles religious extremism,” Taalas says.

Perhaps the AMA should listen?
The Australian

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We are a group of citizens concerned about the rapid spread of industrial wind power generation installations across Australia.

Comments

  1. Richard Mann says:

    Please see the following presentation:
    Title: “Infrasound and Low Frequency Noise: Physics & Cells, History & Health”
    Speaker: Dr Mariana Alves-Pereira
    Location: University of Waterloo
    Date: September 12, 2019

    Video archive of presentation:
    https://livestream.com/itmsstudio/events/8781285

    Dr. Alves-Pereira’s research profile is at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mariana_Alves-pereira

    Note; there is approx 2 mins of dead air at the beginning. The talk is ~50 minutes, followed by a long Q&A.

    Richard Mann
    University of Waterloo
    Waterloo Ontario
    Canada

  2. Reblogged this on ECO-ENERGY DATABASE.

  3. Reblogged this on ajmarciniak.

  4. Finally we have a Public Health Official speaking out about the mandate to protect. Watch Daniel Stapleton from New York State.

  5. Dr. Alan C Watts OAM says:

    Thank you Maurice Newman and STT for your article.
    The Australian medical profession which includes doctors, nurses, their representative bodies and research organisations is a supreme disappointment in the current climate debate.
    With few exceptions they have abandoned the science of climate change and their responsibility to the health and welfare of suffering Australians. Worse still, they have openly ridiculed the sufferers and their supporters.
    The Australian and international evidence of human harm from infrasound is clear. Infrasound produced by industrial wind turbines (IWT) as well as other noise sources is now widely accepted by many research groups, the judiciary and the United Nations.
    The latest disgrace by the climate activists is the use of vulnerable children as publicity fodder in the front line of their protests. This a clear indication they are losing the scientific debate publicly and have escalated their fearmongering to fill the void.
    The instillation by teachers (for instance) of fear into the extremely impressionable minds of the children in their charge is a callous abuse of trust and I urge all parents to step forward and, through reasoned discussion, see to the psychological needs and well-being of their children. This unnecessary and inappropriate societal apprehension in school children needs to stop and the relevant educational authorities must end it.
    There is a climate debate. It mandates reason, science based evidence and reproducibility as do all theories. What it does not require is terror inspired fear and humiliation of those holding the contrary view.
    Legitimate scientists will only seek the truth; the ultimate goal of the medical profession is the health of man; teachers are entrusted with the impressionable minds of our children to teach; and role of parents is to parent their children.
    In this emotionally charged debate each and every one of these groups is currently deficient in their responsibilities.
    Let’s not forget that.

    • Thank YOU Dr. Watts.
      The Ontario Medical Profession which includes doctors, nurses and their representative bodies are also a “supreme disappointment”.
      The lack of ethics in allowing homes to be surrounded by arrays of industrial wind turbines when we have so much information on the cumulative and irreversible harm from both audible noise and LFN and infrasound is shocking.

    • Richard Mann says:

      Dear Dr. Watts. Thanks for your letter. I tried to reach you but the Email I was given bounced. I will respond here instead:

      Update, from Ontario, Canada.
      Monday Oct 7, 2019

      Dear Colleagues:

      For documentation of my correspondence (Ontario related), please see my web site,
      https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/~mannr/Wind_Turbines.html

      My most recent invited talk, by Mariana Alves-Pereira, is here
      https://livestream.com/itmsstudio/events/8781285
      (note: approx 2 mins “dead air” at start, ~50min talk, then long Q&A)

      Previously I invited Carmen Krogh in 2014 and again in 2017,
      Mar 29, 2017. Carmen Krogh. “Industrial wind turbines can harm human
      https://livestream.com/itmsstudio/events/7194480

      May 7, 2014. Carmen Krogh. “Harm from Wind Turbines: What Has Been Known for Decades”.
      https://livestream.com/itmsstudio/events/2968290

      I also draw your attention to two important online documents. Here is where I and many others have posted important information, facts, documents, etc.
      These both appear as ongoing Comment threads in Blog or Opinion posts in the Engineering and Medical domains:

      1. OSPE, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers,
      Ontario Wasted More Than $1 Billion Worth of Clean Energy in 2016
      STAFF June 29, 2017 Advocacy, Featured 108 Comments
      https://blog.ospe.on.ca/featured/ontario-wasted-more-than-1-billion-worth-of-clean-energy-in-2016-enough-to-power-760000-homes/

      2. CMAJ Blogs, Canadian Medical Association Blogs.
      Health Canada and Wind Turbines: Too little too late?
      CMAJ • November 28, 2014 • 37 Comments
      Carmen Krogh, BScPharm (retired), is a peer reviewed IWT health researcher and former Director of Publications and Editor-in-Chief of the CPS.
      R Y McMurtry is Professor Emeritus (Surgery) of Western University (formerly University of Western Ontario). Dr. McMurtry was also an ADM at Health Canada 2000-02
      http://cmajblogs.com/health-canada-and-wind-turbines-too-little-too-late/

      The provincial government here continues to build two wind projects, The federal election is Oct 21, 2019, two weeks from Monday.

      Sincerely,
      Richard Mann
      University of Waterloo

  6. Thank you Maurice Newman for your article; thank you STT.

    Health is an issue that has not gone away. It deeply disturbs me the way the wind industry now appears to be using child labour to rally the cause. They don’t even have to pay them! They just wind them up and point them in the right (or left) direction, all to promote harm to regional and rural communities.

  7. Reblogged this on Climate- Science.press.

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