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Wind farms could become ‘monuments of a failed civilisation’, top environmentalist claims

Thanks to the Laois Wind Energy Awareness Group for this one.

Haley Dixon — The Telegraph — February 2013

Professor James Lovelock, 93, a founding father of the Green movement, is famous for inventing “Gaia Theory” and predicting global warming would wipe out four fifths of the world’s population by 2100.

But he has now expressed despair that the original intentions of the movement have been misconstrued as a license to cast aside our “priceless ecological heritage”.

In recent years the scientist has outraged many followers after becoming an advocate of nuclear power and a staunch opponent of wind energy.

Prof Lovelock is protesting against a single turbine at Witherdon Wood, Broadwoodwidger. It is believed he lives or has a property 43 miles away near Barnstaple.

In a letter to Torridge District Council, his local planning authority, Professor Lovelock wrote: “I am an environmentalist and founder member of the Greens but I bow my head in shame at the thought that our original good intentions should have been so misunderstood.

“We never intended a fundamentalist Green movement that rejected all energy sources other than renewable, nor did we expect the Greens to cast aside our priceless ecological heritage because of their failure to understand that the needs of the Earth are not separable from human needs.”

The veteran environmentalist added: “We need to take care that the spinning windmills do not become like the statues on Easter Island – monuments of a failed civilisation.”  Continue reading, here…..

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