Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

June 30th, 2015

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, perhaps?

A year after the Hazelwood coal mine fire blanketed surrounding towns such as Morwell in Victoria in thick toxic smoke for months while fire fighters struggled to put the fires out.. our PM (bless his soul) doesn’t like how wind turbines look?

All things being equal, I know which of the technologies in these images I’d rather live near, or see every day.

I know which air I would prefer our kids breath, and which possible health impacts I’d choose to first avoid.

Coal and oil fired power has over the last 100 years allowed more of us to live in a higher standard of comfort than ever before. And that has been a wonderful thing. But if there are now better ways: why would we not progressively move towards more sustainable energy sources, and retire the old technology. We can reminisce about it along with the typewriter, mobile phones as large as bricks (and before that actual phones with rotary dials), record players, gas street lighting, Milli Vanilli songs, …

(images courtesy google from all over the world… rather than the Encyclopaedia Britannica – now also retired)

First posted on our facebook blog






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