31 Aug '13, 12am

Do wind turbines attract sharks? Bizarre beliefs about renewable technology develop a life of their own:

Do wind turbines attract sharks? Bizarre beliefs about renewable technology develop a life of their own:

Le bruit de l'éolien, rumeurs, cancans, mensonges et petites histoires is a lovely little book--56 pages—I’ve had on the shelf for some time with the intent of reviewing it for its insights on the nature of rumor-mongering and wind energy. I haven’t done so until now because it has become one of the rules of public discourse since Don’t Think of an Elephant by George Lakoff to never repeat a false charge simply to rebut it. Lakoff warns that it is the false charge that is remembered, not the rebuttal. However, the authors of Le bruit de l'éolien argue that in the case of the myths about wind energy it is necessary to do so.

Full article: http://www.wind-works.org/cms/index.php?id=43&tx_ttnews%5...

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