If someone who introduces herself as a doctor tells you that turbines can cause heart attacks, suicidal depression, herpes, irreversible memory loss, migraines, tinnitus, insomnia and vibrating lips, would you give the wind project the thumbs up and take a risk with your children’s health?

And how would you feel when you heard that one of the country’s top business leaders described wind farms as a “crime against the people”? Or when you heard that a doctor honoured with an Order of Australia medal equated wind farms to “being raped and forced to provide your own condom to avoid a sexually transmitted disease”?

It is easy for the wind industry to dismiss these people as cranks or conspiracy theorists with no evidence to back up their claims.