Tim Flannery derides wind farm sickness

From Stop These Things — March 28, 2013

The following article appeared in The Australian today.

What is not mentioned is that Flannery is on the payroll of at least two major wind organisations.

He is on the sustainability board of Siemens, a turbine manufacturer.

He also undertakes a similar role for the Indian company, Tata, a major wind farm operator.

Additionally he receives $180,000 a year in a part-time role to promote the Gillard Government’s carbon tax.

This is simply another case of cash for comment. Flannery is a green dollar chaser.

Under the floppy-hat guise of author and academic,  he promotes the interests of those who send him cheques. 

Flannery would have thought he was speaking to an audience privately.

We congratulate reporter Pia Akerman for her ongoing coverage of the wind industry.

And now we have had it confirmed again.

Flannery is a fool. He has a track record of making outlandishly stupid comments.

And we know the wind industry is about pursuing profits (or in his case, income) at any cost.

Also of interest in this story are the nurse’s comments on Hepburn Wind.

Wisely, she is unnamed. HW’s Simon Holmes a Court has a reputation for personally attacking anybody critical of his two-turbine money machine.

But good on her for speaking out. As we posted, the number of medical professionals recognising there’s a problem with wind turbines is growing worldwide.

TIM FLANNERY DERIDES WIND FARM SICKNESS

By Pia Akerman

CLIMATE commissioner Tim Flannery has dismissed concerns about possible health effects from wind farm noise, saying illness may be caused by stress or residents being “sick with envy” at not getting payment for turbines on their properties.

Speaking at a nurses’ forum yesterday about the relationship between climate change and health, Professor Flannery fended off a question from a regional Victorian nurse who said she supported wind energy but was seeing many patients with health problems attributed to a nearby wind farm.

“What I’ve read and experienced is that there are no proven health impacts directly from wind-related noise,” Professor Flannery said. “What we do see is people who are adversely affected by it through perhaps stress or tension or worry.”  Continue reading, here…..

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