Wednesday, April 6, 2011
John Muir Trust
While on a trip to Scotland, showing support to campaigners at Blackcraig Hill and Auchencorth Moss, I saw this inscription on the wall of the Scottish Parliament. The photograph is by Henry Lewis. It reads:
"What would the world be, once bereft of wet and wildness?
Let them be left, O let them be left
Wildness and wet;
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet"
Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Do the politicians inside the Scottish parliament pay any attention at all to these words by Gerard Manley Hopkins? It is hard to believe that many of them do, when so many wind farms are allowed to destroy Scotland's wilderness.
Here is a BBC report about a John Muir Trust study which queries wind farm efficiency: