wind farm Why is Australia Spending Millions of Dollars Researching Wind Farm Syndrome?

Want to start a dinner-party row? Bringing up wind farms is a foolproof way to divide a room – we either love them or hate them. But while debates in the UK focus on aesthetic appeal and efficiency, an entirely different storm is raging in Australia, where there is fear that wind farms are damaging people’s health.

Although more than 25 reviews of the scientific literature have failed to find convincing evidence for harm caused by wind farms, it hasn’t stopped people from blaming them for everything from depression to diabetes…

Read the rest of this article at the New Scientist – the home of Brain Scanner, my weekly column. Image Credit: Jeff Kubina

 

Follow Simon on TwitterFacebookGoogle+RSS, or join the mailing list.
 

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:


Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can take care of it!

Visit our friends!

A few highly recommended friends...