Wind Industry Riddled with ‘Absolute Corruption’ – Written a year ago by James Dellingpole

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Environmental Researcher: Wind Industry Riddled with ‘Absolute Corruption’


by James Delingpole 20 Sep 2014, 5:04 AM PDT post a comment

A Mexican ecologist has blown the whistle on the corruption, lies and incompetence of the wind industry – and on the massive environmental damage it causes in the name of saving the planet.
Patricia Mora, a research professor in coastal ecology and fisheries science at the National Institute of Technology in Mexico, has been studying the impact of wind turbines in the Tehuantepec Isthmus in southern Mexico, an environmentally sensitive region which has the highest concentration of wind farms in Latin America.

The turbines, she says in an interview with Truthout, have had a disastrous effect on local flora and fauna.
When a project is  installed, the first step is to “dismantle” the area, a process through which  all surrounding vegetation is eliminated. This means the destruction of plants  and sessilities – organisms that do not have stems or supporting mechanisms –  and the slow displacement over time of reptiles, mammals, birds, amphibians,  insects, arachnids, fungi, etc. Generally we perceive the macro scale only,  that is to say, the large animals, without considering the small and even  microscopic organisms…

….After the  construction is finalized, the indirect impact continues in the sense that  ecosystems are altered and fragmented. As a result, there is a larger  probability of their disappearance, due to changes in the climate and the use  of soil.
Then there is the damage caused by wind turbine noise:
There is abundant  information about the harm caused by the sound waves produced by wind  turbines. These sound waves are not perceptible to the human ear, which makes  them all the more dangerous. They are also low frequency sound waves and act  upon the pineal and nervous systems, causing anxiety, depression (there is a  study from the United States that found an elevated suicide rate in regions  with wind farms), migraines, dizziness and vomiting, among other  symptoms.
But the wind turbine operators are able to get away with it because the system is so corrupt.
What happens is  absolute corruption. I have to admit that generally there are “agreements”  behind closed doors between the consultants or research centers and the  government offices before the studies are conducted. They fill out forms with  copied information (and sometimes badly copied), lies or half truths in order  to divert attention from the real project while at the same time complying  with requirements on paper. Unfortunately, consultants sometimes take  advantage of high unemployment and hire inexperienced people or unemployed  career professionals without proper titles. Sometimes the consultants even  coerce them into modifying the data.

Research centers,  pressured by a lack of funding, accept these studies. It is well known that  scientists recognized by CONACYT (National Counsel on Science and Technology)  accept gifts from these companies, given that they need money to buy equipment  for their laboratories and to fill their pocketbooks to maintain their  lifestyles. This is the extent of the corruption. Upon reviewing these  studies, it is clear that the findings are trash, sometimes even directly  copied from other sources online. These studies tend to focus on the “benefits  of the project” and do not include rigorous analysis.

The Secretary of  Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) does follow-up to the studies,  but everything can be negotiated. The bureaucrats have the last  word.
Though Professor Mora is talking specifically about Mexico, what she says applies equally well to supposedly more transparent democracies such as Britain, Australia, the US, Canada and Denmark. The wind industry is necessarily one of the most corrupt enterprises on earth because it depends for its entire existence on government favours, backhanders, dishonest environmental impact assessments and on regulators turning a blind eye to the known health problems caused by wind turbine noise. Without crony capitalism, the wind industry simply would not exist.

Here are some links to a few of Breitbart’s hits ( on the subject. As I can personally testify from a decade spent covering this scandal, there are few forms of life on the planet lower than those parasites who make their fortune out of bird-chomping, bat-slicing eco-crucifixes.

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