Hey, Brandon – lay off the whales!
Michael Shellenberger writes for the New York Post (which is apparently the only paper that will publish his articles at this point):
The increase in whale, dolphin, and other cetacean deaths off the East Coast of the United States since 2016 is not due to the construction of large industrial wind turbines, U.S. government officials say.
Their scientists have done the research, they say, to prove that whatever is killing the whales is completely unrelated to the wind industry.
But now, a new documentary, “Thrown To The Wind,” by director and producer Jonah Markowitz, which I executive produced, proves that the US government officials have been lying.
The film documents surprisingly loud, high-decibel sonar emitted by wind industry vessels when measured with state-of-the-art hydrophones. And it shows that the wind industry’s increased boat traffic is correlated directly with specific whale deaths.
My nonprofit organization, Environmental Progress, which is independent of all energy interests, funded the documentary because, like millions of Americans, we love whales and believe their extinction is an avoidable tragedy.
The species in question is the North Atlantic right whale. Its population has dropped to 340 from over 400 over the last few years.
And, there have been more than 60 recorded whale deaths of all species on the East Coast since Dec 1, 2022, a number that increased markedly since 2016 when the wind industry started to ramp up.
The documentary may not stop the industrial wind projects from being built. After all, the wind projects are going forward despite urgent warnings from leading conservation groups and a top scientist at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
There appear to be at least two distinct mechanisms by which wind industry activities are killing whales.
The first is through boat traffic in areas where there hasn’t historically been traffic. The second is through high-decibel sonar mapping that can disorient whales, separate mothers from their calves, and send them into harm’s way, either into boat traffic or poorer feeding grounds.
Whale deaths caused by boat strikes are not unrelated to windfarm works — as some have sought to claim — but fueled by them.
The waters around New York and New Jersey have seen three humpbacks die in August alone; two of them had blunt force trauma while the third was too decomposed for a necropsy.
Look at these damned whales.
You know who doesn’t give a shit about the whales?
The bitch is mentally retarded and believes that cow farts are changing the weather, and you solve this problem with windmills.
She’s like a creature from your nightmares.
It’s a nightmare for the poor whales.
When I was a kid, people cared about the whales.
Also, when I was a kid, the Republican Party said “global warming is a hoax created by the UN to form a global tax system as a basis for global government.”
Now, Ted Cruz says “Democrats are the real global warmers.”
(He actually said that. That link is from 2021. He’s probably made even worse statements supporting this goofy “literally a retarded girl is the mascot for this disproven theory” theory.)
Do you remember when Dinesh D’Souza said that Greta was copying the Nazis, and global warming was a racist conspiracy from the KKK Demon-RATS?
Because I remember.
Sometimes, I just wish every human on earth would die, and the whales would take control.
They are the second most intelligent animal, you know.