Letter to the Editor

Climate change

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Clay County: With wind turbines, climate will change. The landscape of rural towns, beautiful fields and farmsteads will never in our lifetime be the same. The constant noise of turbines and swoosh of giant blades, every time the wind blows, will drown out the peace and calmness that we have known. The beauty of a night time sky, which we cannot buy, will be replaced with hundreds of red lights constantly going off and on for the rest of our lives.

The climate of our towns: Communities and neighborhoods will change. We will be polarized by what we believe about turbines, our rights, money, our environment and our neighbors.

I hope and pray we will be able to, no matter how the climate turns out in Clay County, try and follow the two greatest commandments: 1 “Love the Lord Your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” 2 “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

P.S. — Don’t they always seem to say “we don’t know what we got — till it’s gone.”

— Paul Clapp, Clay County farmer, Sioux Rapids