‘The town is surrounded’: From Climate Concerns to Life under Wind Turbines in La Ventosa, Mexico

@inproceedings{Dunlap2017TheTI,
  title={‘The town is surrounded’: From Climate Concerns to Life under Wind Turbines in La Ventosa, Mexico},
  author={Alexander G Dunlap},
  year={2017}
}
The Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of southwest Oaxaca, Mexico, known locally as the Istmo, was identified in 2003 as a prime site for wind energy development. Supported by climate change mitigation legislation, a ‘wind rush’ engulfed the Istmo. Now, La Ventosa sits surrounded by high-tension wires and wind turbines, some only 280 meters from homes. This paper argues that new valuations of wind resources based on market mechanisms and anthropogenic climate change laws are intensifying the… CONTINUE READING

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