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Tuesday, 06 July 2004

No Environmental Magic Bullets
CREDIT: © Andrew Leaney/Leaney.org Thumbnail click pops-up larger image.
WHERE: Whinash, Cumbria, England. WHAT: protest over proposed windfarm.

Borrowdale © Andrew LeaneyThis is the other Borrowdale, the one near Orton in the southeast of Cumbria, near the townships of Orton, and Tebay on the main west coast road route north.

For years the slick answer alternatives to the problems created by generating electricity from fossil fuel or nuclear sources have been solar, wave, and wind energy. However, nothing is ever as good or as bad as it first seems: each of these alternatives, not unexpectedly among the wise or experienced, has failed as a magic bullet, but brings its own problems. Led by environmental movement superstar David Bellamy, a protest was organized against one of the latest wind farm proposals in the United Kingdom. Andrew Leaney attended, joined the protest, and reported on the occasion. The debate continues.

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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)