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Windmills are prettier than smokestacks.

The most effective argument against windfarms is the aesthetic one- the presence of a windfarm will ruin the view. The danger for us is that this is true- a windfarm is an intrusion into a natural landscape. So we need to change the frame, because the choice is not between nature and windfarms, the choice is between windfarms and coal-fired electric plants.

Windmills are prettier than smokestacks.

This frame is the genuine choice at hand, and that sentance has a clear winner built into it. No way a smokestack (the word implies smoke) can be nicer than a windmill (think bucolic scene from the Netherlands of windmills, tulips and open fields).

Please consider using this in all discussions of wind power. Thanks for the starting point Jerome.

by US Blues on Mon May 15th, 2006 at 09:22:50 AM EST
"The Netherlands? So what are you smoking, Cheech?"

But seriously, good idea.

(And now I have to go look up "bucolic". Curse you Americans and your showy vocabulary! :) )

by Number 6 on Tue May 16th, 2006 at 09:52:55 AM EST
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