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Leopold would not support wind turbines  

Credit:  www.greenbaypressgazette.com 28 March 2012 ~~

For 31 years, I taught my students about the late Aldo Leopold, a Wisconsin environmentalist, hailed as “the father of modern ecology.” Leopold’s philosophy promoted the need for America to develop a culture that emphasized land stewardship: “That land is a community, is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics.”

Wisconsin’s push for industrial wind turbines is the antithesis of what Leopold believed. He would be aghast at the thousands of acres of Wisconsin ecosystems disrupted by the audible noise, shadow flicker, inaudible low-frequency noise, infrasound, electrical pollution emitted and the unresolved issues of high bird and bat mortality. Learn more at www.betterplan.squarespace.com.

Many environmental groups stand with the wind corporations in discrediting wind facility residents who are reporting serious health problems, as kooks or NIMBYs. I have written to CEOs of National Audubon Society, Nature Conservancy and the National Wildlife Federation, with no response. Why are they all silent? Why are they failing to do their homework? Do they fear that epidemiological and environmental-impact studies will yield inconvenient truths about the downside of wind energy systems?

Carl Johnson

Source:  www.greenbaypressgazette.com 28 March 2012

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