"Windfarm sickness" caused by propaganda, not windfarms

Alison Rourke writing for The Guardian, reports that a new study of Australian communities near wind turbines has found the sickness correlates to alarmism spread by anti-wind activists. I like the understated headline chosen by The Guardian: Windfarm sickness spreads by word of mouth, Australian study finds:

The study shows that the majority of complaints (68%) have come from residents near five windfarms that have been heavily targeted by opponent groups. The report says more than 80% of complaints about health and noise began after 2009 when the groups "began to add health concerns to their wider opposition".

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I first saw this on Reddit, where the are some good comments on similar situations and examples of NIMBYism.

Tags: Australia | Wind Power

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