Are Wind Turbines a Beauty or a Blight?
Sami notes that "All too often new wind energy developments are opposed because they will "spoil the view" in remote, rural areas". Four years ago we quoted David Suzuki, who welcomed them into his British Columbia cabin's view: "We see beauty through filters shaped by our values and beliefs. Some people think wind turbines are ugly. I think smokestacks, smog, acid rain, coal-fired power plants and climate change are ugly. I think windmills are beautiful.....And if one day I look out from my cabin's porch and see a row of windmills spinning in the distance, I won't curse them. I will praise them. It will mean we are finally getting somewhere."