Many environmental experts agree that preservation of unfragmented natural habitats is essential for the ongoing health of all living creatures. As depicted in the first slide above, many experts also agree that the removal of mountain tops in West Virginia for coal mining serves as an ideal image from which to clearly visualize the eminent danger of fragmented ecosystems.
Yet, blinded by an insatiable demand for MORE and BETTER sources of energy, the current batch of so-called experts are urgently repeating the exact same fatal patterns.
As depicted in the second image above, in 2012, the fragile ridge in Lowell, Vermont became home to 21 massive industrial wind turbines that each now tower almost 500 feet above Lowell’s once unfragmented floor. Some one-sided experts ague that the ecosystem around a ridgeline wind turbine recovers quickly after human engineering helps to ‘restore’ the environment to its original state.
But this is a bold, outright, patronizing, and arrogant lie. Millions of tons of foreign material now have permanently altered Nature’s landscape. It will NEVER be restored. It is permanently altered. This is because in addition to the permanent scars for roadways and energy transmission, the Lowell ridge now contains many hundreds of tons of foreign manufactured materials that comprise a massive and deep foundation for each of 21 turbines As the image below soberly reveals, many acres around each turbine had to be cleared as well, not only to accommodate 21 massive foundations, but also to comply with necessary safety setbacks. To accomplish contextual scale, the tallest of the pine trees in the photo’s foreground are approximately 60 feet.
But the twisted truth about industrial wind energy is not limited to the fragile ecosystems where the towering turbines slash the once unfragmented landscapes.
The third image in the slide show above is from Baotou, China - an industrial city with almost the exact same square mileage as the state of Massachusetts. It is in Baotou, China, that 95% of the world's rare earth materials are mined - the raw materials that comprise wind turbines. While many Americans smugly claim to save the world from the deadly effects of climate change, thousands of square miles of China's landscape has been decimated by toxic mining, manufacturing, packaging, and distribution of thousands of wind turbines that EACH require more than 2000 tons of material. In addition to the devastating impacts of mining, manufacturing, packaging, and distribution of Chinese manufactured wind turbines, it is only a matter of time before the countries that subsidize industrial wind become beholden and dependent upon the economic whims of the Chinese political regime.
As our growing worldwide population now sheepishly turns towards deceptive industrial solutions for MORE consumption, we have empowered high-tech junkies to steal from all possible sides in order to get a fix.