Monday, 25 March 2013

WWF and Coca Cola restore unique English rivers - but want to fill their surroundings with ugly wind turbines

WWF and Coke are cleaning the rivers, but want to fill the surrounding landscapes with ugly wind turbines.

The UK branch of the WWF, the world's probably richest envirofundamentalist organization, has published a propaganda video extolling the benefits of its cooperation with Coca Cola:

WWF and Coca-Cola: a year of protecting English rivers

Together we’ve already made some great progress in helping to restore English rivers. For example, we’re working to improve the health of the River Nar, in the Norfolk countryside. The Nar is one of only 200 chalk streams in the world, over two thirds of which are here in the UK.

There is, of course, nothing wrong in protecting these unique chalk streams, but what about the unique landscapes where these rivers originate and flow? Aren't they also worth being preserved? 

Apparently not, if one is to believe the WWF, which (together with Coke?) wishes to see unique areas of natural beauty filled with ghastly bird killing, ineffective and expensive wind turbines. 

Thank God, there are still organizations, which remain true to their original purpose, like the National Trust:

The National Trust has set out its battle plan for rural "warfare" with a list of 25 wind farm projects it is challenging.

Today the Trust reveals they are opposing or "keeping a close eye" on 25 wind farms that threaten stately homes and unspoilt landscape around the countryside.
Britain is building more wind turbines this year than ever before with more than 1,200 turbines due to start spinning throughout the countryside and around the coast over the next 12 months.
Opposition against the WWF supported destruction of the rural natural heritage areas is fortunately growing also in Scotland:

The villagers of Straiton in South Ayrshire have launched a campaign against the projects, which they say have reduced residents to tears and would devastate an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson said the village, in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park, had survived as an exemplar of Scotland’s unique rural heritage for over 250 years and was “packed with a dazzling array of flora and fauna”.
He added: “However, the area is now under imminent threat from wind farm developers. Separate plans from five different companies, if allowed to go ahead, would see the village encircled in a virtual ring of steel, which would devastate the local environment and put the villagers’ way of life in peril.”

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