Finally, a realistic wind turbine poster! (Italy)

Jul 8, 2011


Calvin Luther Martin, PhD

Does this picture look familiar?  Happy cow + happy kid + happy turbine = Happy wind energy advertisement! You’ve seen them everywhere.  In all the media.  Visit any wind company website:  bingo, there you have it!

Problem is, it’s bullshit.  Actually, worse than bullshit:  it’s criminal.  And that’s what this website is all about:  the crime of inflicting Wind Turbine Syndrome on hapless victims around the world.  One means of doing so is through sleazy advertising by Big Wind.

A group in Italy has come up with an antidote.  A counter poster.  Counter image.  More closely resembling the truth of the matter.

Here is a digital (i.e., lousy) translation of the text accompanying their poster.  I have edited the text somewhat, to make it (hopefully) clearer.

We have seen too many images of pale white on blue skies and green meadows with grazing animals and smiling children. Do we still want to believe this?  This was the message of a poster prepared by Rocco Vitali and Luca Lombardi (Montaonda Editions), above.

All opponents of industrial wind farms:

Now we have a poster and a postcard with a strong impact against the wind industry.  Download it now!

Because a picture is worth a thousand words—as our enemies in Big Wind know—Rocco Lombardi and I have designed a postcard and a poster offering an instant snapshot of the tragic reality that lurks behind wind plants. It is strong, not easily forgotten by those who see it even once.

It is freely available to all (see below).

Suggest uses:

» Putting up posters in the streets of countries to raise awareness on the issue and to publicize the meetings of committees: just pay the council tax and paste them on a white band, with date and place, like the circus or musical groups on tour.

» Hang in the rooms where the meeting takes place.

» Use it as a poster on message boards, etc.

» In front of the gazebo and banquet facilities for collecting signatures and the like.

» The thousands of channels that exist on the Internet.

The postcard version, which has writing on the back, comes in two versions, one from the other ship to be deployed. Whoever wants to can add stamps, and similar written text. It lends itself to being distributed on the street, in letter boxes, etc., in the demonstrations.

For those who cannot print, or prefer having them printed in high quality printing at the printers, I proceeded to print a number that will be sent by mail to those who ask for them. I am a publisher, it’s my job.

Copyright notice:  I reserve the right to enforce the copyright for commercial printing.  It can be used freely by the media and associations that support the battle against the wind industry and the like.


Luca Vitali
Montaonda Editions

Download the poster in PDF format

Download the postcard in PDF format



  1. Comment by Young Ng, Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong on 07/08/2011 at 4:55 pm

    This is great!

  2. Comment by Ellen Landauer on 07/08/2011 at 5:16 pm

    Ahh… finally an image congruent with the reality!

    I shudder any time I see an industrial wind turbine, knowing them as an utter scam, knowing that they have left a trail of tears everywhere they have been imposed on the quiet beauty of rural areas or suburban neighborhoods.

    Far too many people have this fantasy of the pure white of the soon-to-be rusted machine against a pristine sky. No one talks about the many gallons of oil in the nacelles that belch black smoke when these monstrosities catch fire (much more often than claimed), or people with permanent lung damage from inhaling fiberglass from burning blades, or the dead birds and bats, or the homes abandoned by people whose health problems directly related to the turbine infrasound has made living there intolerable or….much more….

    None of them should ever have been built in the first place. They all belong on the junk pile, but you can’t even recycle the damn things!

  3. Comment by anne (Colorado) on 07/08/2011 at 8:01 pm

    I think it’s awesome, just need some translation. 🙂

    Editor’s note: What!!? You didn’t take 4 years of advanced Italian in high school???

  4. Comment by gail (Italy) on 07/09/2011 at 3:17 am

    We’ve seen too many images of white turbines (pale = here it means turbines) against blue skies and on green meadows with smiling children and grazing animals. Do we still want to believe this?

    Yes, it is the truth.

  5. Comment by gail on 07/09/2011 at 3:19 am

    Whoops, not very clear that! The postcard on this website is the truth. Sorry about that.

    gail, wind turbine refugee

  6. Comment by Vikki Collins (Wales) on 07/12/2011 at 12:57 pm

    Excellent poster showing the truth about the Wind Monster (maybe there is a children’s story in that somewhere).

    Many thanks for permission to circulate a Welsh version of your poster.

    The website is not mine, but an excellent resource for information about the blight of wind turbines.

    dymuniadau gorau/best wishes,


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