When I first learned about the unpleasant experiences being foisted upon small town and rural residents, as a result of the proximity of industrial wind turbines, I was shocked. I was also taken back by the hostility being expressed toward them by others, and by the insensitivity expressed toward them by so many people in positions of power and responsibility.
As an in-town resident, I'm not directly affected by an industrial wind tubine facility. However, I cannot help but feel sympathy for my rural "brothers and sisters".
In my own pursuit to understand more about the affects of industrial wind turbines, I've delved into a number of issues and factors, and have arrived at certain conclusions and impressions along the way. I've complied these observations into "Wayward Wind", which serves as my personal commentary on the issue.
I want to make it clear that I have no technical credentials in science. I'm just hoping to see an increased understanding of the problems of industrial wind turbines and a reduction in their negative impacts.
I've organized my commentaries into several pages .. to be accessed through the menu to the left. In a nut-shell, I believe that modern industrial wind turbines cause substantial levels of atmospheric low frequency sound and infrasound to be produced, which are incompatible with human habitation at substantial distances beyond current setbacks. I believe that only by better understanding the effects of standing-waves and resonant-amplification of sound (and the causative nature of high volumes of interacting air pressure variants) can we properly protect our citizens.
I started this site in 2009. By late 2010, the government had become fully entrenched in its support of industrial wind turbines and in demonizing opponents as "nimbys". Unfortunately, this coincided with my own challenges involving spinal injuries, corrective surgery and a period of recuperation. Between 2010 and 2013, despite numerous scientific studies and reports demonstrating the legitimacy of health issues, the government continues to stack the deck against both victims and opponents of IWT's. As a result, heading into 2013, I'll be updating the Wayward Wind website one-page-at-a-time. Updated pages will be indicated on their bottom lines.
Aurora, Ontario, Canada.
index.htm (2013 Update - January 5th, 2013)