The world today is constantly trying to be more “green”, and creating new devices or ideas to help with the environment. An example of this would be wind mills and wind farms, which are being put to use in place of fossil fuel burning energy sources such as coal factories. However, farmers in Ontario are wanting to put a stop to the production of wind mills that are being put up so close to their fields. They fear that their cattle, soil and children will be negatively effected by the noises and the vibrations coming from them. They would appreciate if Health Canada would construct a thorough experiment on the health effects of them on their children, soil and cattle before the Ontario government continues to place wind mills by their farms. This is a very big deal because Ontario has the largest amount of wind farms. So, should the production of wind farms in Ontario be postponed for health reasons or should Ontario keep itself on its environmentally friendly path?
The farmers however, do not have a valid defense against the production of these environment saving machines. Wind mills and wind farms are fantastic creations to help with the over-polluted world. We should defiantly not stop the production of wind farms and I don’t believe Health Canada should even bother researching the health effects from wind mills.
Farmers and wind turbines are very compatible with each other. For one reason the wind turbines themselves take up a very small amount of space. An average farmer in Ontario owns 244 acres of land, and a single wind turbine including the access road only takes up half an acre. This leaves farmers with great deals of land still usable to them for whatever purpose they choose. The farmers can also choose where to place the turbines so that they are out-of-the-way of the rest of their farm. Another reason their compatible would be additional income to the farmers. Along with the never-ending wind that the turbines collect, they also generate additional income to the farmers for as long as there functional. How could a farmer disagree to additional income with the expense of only half an acre?
Noise from wind turbines is also not a problem. Studies have shown that the only noise heard from a wind turbine is the swooshing of the blades. All other noise coming from the generator is at such a low-frequency, the human ear is unable to pick it up. This is why farmers should be glad to have wind turbines on their property and realize how much it helps them in the long run. Wind turbines are also very compatible with the Earth. Wind energy is the best energy source for the environment and the seventh best renewable energy source. Pollution is becoming a very large problem as we evolve so having a wind farm helps immensely. Instead of burning fossil fuels, farmers should use wind mills. Farmers can help the environment and help themselves with having wind mills on or close to their property. The production of wind turbines should never stop.
To keep this world on the “green” path, farmers must cooperate with wind turbines close by. I don’t see how any farmer could refuse a chance of having additional income and saving the environment. What do you think of this? Should we stop producing wind turbines?