A £2bn manmade graffitti
WE were horrified to see ISIL fanatics destroying some of mankind’s most precious cultural artifacts throughout Iraq and Syria, yet we almost condone the destruction of some of nature’s irreplaceable wonders, whose sheer beauty have inspired generations over thousands of years; one of which is the once outstanding seascape to the east of Llandudno which has been vandalised to satisfy the ego of hapless politicians and the greed of a handful of speculators.
Almost as sickening was the smirk on the face of Wales’s First Minister at the official opening of the £2bn, Gwynt y Mor wind farm which has destroyed one of the wonders of nature; then, to add insult to injury, he endorsed the scam that it will power 400,000 homes!
Even if the wind was blowing, not gusting, continually at an optimum force so that all the generators were providing their maximum power, each of these homes would be expected to manage on just 1440 watts (2.5 homes to boil one kettle), if it is so good why do they come out with such nonsense.
As I look out from my home at this £2bn manmade graffiti each day, I can tell those who cannot see it from Cardiff, that since they have been installed, they have spent most of their time idle or idling, consuming power from the grid to turn them into wind, running their hydraulics and heating them whenever the temperature drops. It is hard to believe we once led the world in science and technology, and honesty!
Gwynt y Mor wind farm off the North Wales Coast