It is no secret that the US President Donald Trump hates everything that is good for the planet. Including wind energy. And he has been particularly vocal about his disdain for wind power in the past. But this time, he took his war on wind power to the next level!
“If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 per cent in value,” Trump said at a National Republican Congressional Committee event on Tuesday. “And they say the noise causes cancer. You tell me that one, okay? Rerrrr rerrrr!”
The cancer claim, as Jonathan Chait pointed out in New York Magazine, is not true. There has been opposition to wind turbines on the basis of long-standing beliefs that low-frequency sound can disturb sleep, trigger anxiety and cause nausea and other health problems, The Atlantic explained. but no scientific experiments have verified these claims.