Anecdotal Evidence of Wind Turbine Syndrome

By Keith Kloor | April 18, 2013 7:42 pm

I was goofing around on Twitter today:

If you’re unfamiliar with that last reference, I refer you to my recent Slate piece:

In the past several years, scores of people living near wind farms have claimed to have been sickened by noise from the rotating blades. They have complained of everything from headaches and depression to conjunctivitis and nosebleeds. Is “wind turbine syndrome” real? Is it just another imaginary illness stoked by loons on the Internet? Are the victims a bunch of fakers?

Read the piece (if you haven’t already) to learn what’s behind wind turbine syndrome. Meanwhile, my tweet prompted someone to share a hilarious graphic he drew.

It’s by Ketan Joshi, who works for a renewable energy ( solar & wind) company in Australia. As he openly says on his blog:

I have a vested interest in supporting wind energy – so check my facts, check my sources, and call me out on something, if I’m wrong.

I’m pretty sure he’s got this wind turbine thing figured out.


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About Keith Kloor

Keith Kloor is a NYC-based journalist, and an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University. His work has appeared in Slate, Science, Discover, and the Washington Post magazine, among other outlets.From 2000 to 2008, he was a senior editor at Audubon Magazine.In 2008-2009, he was a Fellow at the University of Colorado’s Center for Environmental Journalism, in Boulder, where he studied how a changing environment (including climate change) influenced prehistoric societies in the U.S. Southwest.He covers a wide range of topics, from conservation biology and biotechnology to urban planning and archaeology.


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