In the world of environmental so-called ‘progress’, transmission towers and wind turbines are our future if we allow ignorant politicians like Chris ‘Blackouts’ Bowen, left-wing activists, and money-making ‘elites’ to have their way.

In addition to the trauma being caused to landowners and regional communities generally, there are three major reasons why these monstrosities are negatively affecting all our lives.

Firstly, the visual impact. No longer are fields just fields, nor are hills simply hills; they are now the industrial sites upon which these giant towers and wind turbines sit blocking our view of beautiful landscapes.

Secondly, there’s the danger of bushfires caused by lightning strikes on wind turbines such as the one recently near Goulburn in New South Wales (see below).

This fire could be seen for kilometres around and eventually burnt itself out, but not before generating multiple calls to the NSW Rural Fire Service.

But the blaze on the 90-metre-high turbine mast was well out of reach and crews could only keep a watching brief to ensure there were no spot fires in the surrounding grassland. An NSW RFS spokesman said: “It’s the only thing we could do.”

Thirdly, as well as the huge impact on local communities there is also the loss of wildlife, which so-called environmental groups appear to conveniently ignore.

In Queensland, the Clarke Creek Wind Farm stands as a monument to renewables stupidity, a towering testament to Chris ‘Blackouts’ Bowen’s crusade against carbon dioxide (CO2).

It has led to the potential demise of up to 1,513 hectares of koala habitat and with it a potentially huge number of koalas.

And the same thing is happening in many other parts of our country.

Wind turbines have also been responsible for the untimely demise in excess of 10,000 birds, some near extinction. And that includes endangered eagles.

The result of that is a huge increase in rabbits, foxes, and feral cats, the eagle’s usual source of food. As the eagle numbers plummet, the rabbits, foxes, and feral cats multiply.

It’s time for ALL of us to push back against transmission towers, wind farms and also massive solar farms that impact so heavily on our regional communities, food sources, and wildlife!

One example of people taking direct action is the more than 1000 Latrobe Valley residents who are opposed to the 200-megawat Delburn Wind Farm (DWF).

They have vowed not to give up the fight and aim to attract new supporters, claiming the legitimate fears of the grass-roots community have been ignored by the Supreme Court and the state government.

The Strzelecki Community Alliance (SCA), an incorporated association of more than 1000 members, said it had been campaigning for more than four years and had raised more than $200,000 for the fight.

“The members are united and are not going away. Never before in Australia has a wind farm with offshore-sized turbines been proposed to be so close to so many people and placed within a location well known for serious bushfire events,” SCA said.

It will undoubtedly be a hard-fought battle but it’s one that needs to be won in every location where ‘Big Government’ led by Minister for High Energy Prices Chris ‘Blackouts’ Bowen wants to continue its ridiculous renewables crusade.

Australia only produces just over 1% of global CO2 emissions, so nothing we do as a country will have any meaningful impact on global warming.

And yet these people continue to confront us with a whole raft of unnecessary changes in the way we have chosen to live our lives.

It’s all just pure virtue-signalling from a government that has clearly lost its way.

Many thanks to contributors: Nicole James at The Epoch Times  (https://www.theepochtimes.com/australia), Riotact (https://the-riotact.com), 2GB Radio, Vikki Campion,  Buzzfeed (https://www.buzzfeed.com/au), Latrobe Valley Express, and Johannes Leak for his very relevant cartoon.

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