This is eerie…
Lately, the topic of infographic burnout has been making the rounds. This is mainly due to clumsy (and copious) marketing attempts, flimsy ‘facts’ or firms that are pushing outright lies using pretty pixels.
I was just thinking today how this infographic on wind turbine noise from GE was the exception.
Simple. Eye-pleasing. Informative. I liked it and shared it accordingly. And then I discovered a great, validating story from England that gives the discussion a human element and imbues GE’s infographic with something more substantive: the truth.
Ears lent and left undisturbed
A couple of months ago, the story “We were wrong on turbine noise, admit protesters” appeared in This is Leicestershire. The title pretty much says it all, but it’s accounts like this one that bust the myth that wind turbines will make your ears bleed.
Kelly Gamage, 33, moved into her home in Gilmorton in July, and said she had no idea about the plans to build a wind farm there. She said: “It was a shock when we found out, we certainly didn’t expect anything like this when we moved in.
“At first we didn’t want them on our doorstep, but now they’re up they’re not doing any harm and there’s no noise coming from them.”
So wind turbines aren’t ruining idyllic English villages. Shocking, but true. NIMBYers need to find another issue to hitch their carts to, ’cause this horse is pushing up daisies.
Image credit: This is Leicestershire