Wind Turbines, Symbols of Progress and Hope

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Symbol.”  –Weekly Photo Challenge–

When I see the local wind farm I feel happy.  To me, the towering white turbines are  signs of progress, and reason for hope that we will successfully transition to renewable resources, to replace fossil fuels.  The first photo, taken by me, shows a wind farm in my Ontario, Canada neighborhood. I have added the second and third photos (Getty Images) to depict how wind farms are a global phenomena.  The second photo shows turbines in Paracuru, Brazil, at sunset; and the third shows a wind farm in Ayrshire, Scotland.

image
Ontario Wind Farm

Advertisements

12 thoughts on “Wind Turbines, Symbols of Progress and Hope

  1. What is interesting is that people can look at a wind turbine and say how it is ruining the landscape (and potentially our health) yet a coal mine, a fracking site or an oil drilling site are acceptable? Give me a windturbine any day.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I agree. The reality is that everything we as humans do has an impact. Mining and fracking are clearly destructive and polluting. With wind turbines the main concerns are appropriate location which can be determined with community consultation and environmental assessments. Change is not easy but we have to move on from fossil fuels. Thanks for your comment. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s