Sunday, 16 October 2011

The Nimby Event Horizon

"Perhaps when the entire landmass has been so subdivided that there remains not a single portion that cannot be identified as someone or other's backyard, then, and only then, will the property owners be able to acknowledge after all that there's something really rather beautiful about a wind turbine.

"Unfortunately, by then it will be too late because there won't be white blades whirring at the end of the garden, but black clouds belching from the chimneys necessary to power all that rural idiocy."

The wise words of Will Self in a Point of View on Radio 4. More here.

The verbose novelist was in Inverness just the other day. Maybe his journey north and back inspired his thoughtful rant.

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