Foreword to Tiny the Turbine
This delightful children’s story celebrates the courage of those who see what is really going on in the world they live in, who then choose to speak the truth to the lies being told by powerful others. It is reminiscent of another children’s story about the Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen.
Children understand from a very early age, in their social interactions with others, about the abuse of power. They also know, and learn from the behaviour of others, about courage, and about what is right and wrong.
Children around the world are increasingly being harmed by excessive pollution – noise, air, soil and water.
Installation of industrial power generating facilities in rural areas is worsening these pollution problems, because governments are failing to regulate them to protect the health and safety of these communities. Sleep deprivation in particular is an increasing problem from noise pollution – and wind development is one such industry where this problem is escalating, especially as larger more powerful wind turbines are installed too close to homes and rural workplaces on farms, schools, and local businesses.
The messages of this story are indeed universal, for children and adults.
Tiny shows every child how speaking the truth can help to eventually stop abuse of power, no matter how little and alone you might feel. Your courage in speaking out and supporting others who do so, empowers and inspires others, just as the story of David’s battle against Goliath continues to inspire people today.
Sarah Laurie BMBS
Bachelor Medicine, Bachelor Surgery
Flinders University 1995
CEO, Waubra Foundation
Tiny the Turbine
Tiny the Turbine is a story written by Lyndsey Ward with cartoons by Josh.
Lyndsey was asked to write a children’s book to counter the wind propaganda that has been allowed into schools.
It follows on from her tale of Subsidy Sam, a satire primarily for adults also written to counter wind industry spin and is available here: cartoonsbyjosh.co.uk/subsidy-sam
Those who are concerned at the indoctrination of children regarding industrial wind development should ensure that a copy of Tiny the Turbine is given to their local school to show the other side of the wind ‘education’ currently received by our children.
“Tiny the Turbine is a story that really is for children. Following Subsidy Sam’s release it was clear that there was a need for something that would help children understand the negative impacts of large scale wind developments. Happily Josh agreed and we have worked together to produce this second story specifically for children. Subsidy Sam is a dark tale but Tiny the Turbine is a moral and uplifting story and shows that it is possible to succeed in fighting against the bad things in life no matter how daunting it may seem.”
Tiny the Turbine is available as a PDF to download and you may print for personal use or email as you wish and, if you like what we have done or wish to use it in your own campaigning, please make a donation on Josh’s website cartoonsbyjosh.co.uk/tiny-the-turbine to help fund this and possible future projects. All contributions, large or small, are gratefully accepted and appreciated. Thank you.
If you would like to buy a printed copy please contact Josh via his website - www.cartoonsbyjosh.co.uk
For any commercial resale or reuse please email Lyndsey Ward - firstname.lastname@example.org