Again, that is, this time from the shitlibs and their preposterously unworkable “Green energy.”
Conservative watchdogs highlight ‘alarming’ surge in whale deaths as wind farms grow off NY, NJ coasts
Conservative watchdog groups ran a guerrilla-style ad campaign on the Jersey Shore for Earth Day, drawing attention to a surge in whale deaths amid the growth of offshore wind farms.
Beachgoers in Atlantic City on Saturday looked on as a single-propeller plane carried a message waving from a banner — “SAVE-WHALES-STOP-WINDMILLS.ORG” — and drivers heading out of town saw a billboard with the same message and a picture of a dead whale washed ashore.
The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow and the Heartland Institute sponsored the ads to highlight the potential threat that wind turbine development poses to whales, dolphins and other aquatic life.
The campaign comes after a ProPublica report last week found that federal regulators in the Biden administration have downplayed environmental risks to greenlight “an unprecedented expansion for offshore wind” projects — including tax incentives through the president’s Inflation Reduction Act for renewable energy developers.
Pics of the aforementioned ads included at the NYPost link, and they’re truly wonderful. Well done, guys, and good on ya for turning the Left’s own twipe back on ‘em and hosing ‘em down good with it like this.
An increase in marine mammals washing up on shore, dead or dying, began several years before the surveying and installation of windmills began along the east coast.
I wouldn’t rule out some correlation, but since no one can credibly say what the precise cause of death with respect to the windmills are, I tend to discount it myself.
Windmills are a boondoggle of gigantic proportions.
Actually, if you read further on into the NYPost story, you see this:
Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow president Craig Rucker said the push to build the wind farms comes “despite growing evidence that whales are being impacted by the preliminary sonar blasting being conducted to site windmills, as well as scores of the marine mammals washing up dead on beaches.”
Which—not being any kind of expert or anything, mind—makes perfect sense to me.
Sure, it’s a theory. One with little evidence to back it up. Sonar mapping of the seafloor has been going on for a very long time. I see no correlation between sonar use and dead mammals. There may be a link but it is unproven.
The “growing evidence” was growing prior to the increase in sonar use for sighting windmills.
I’m open to the idea that the increased activity is in part responsible, but having studied marine mammals extensively and their “sonar” capability’s I’m not seeing the death ray 🙂 aspect of this. Temporary confusion, perhaps even a push to leave the vicinity, but deadly? I’m not buying it.
How many dead whales should we expect to wash up on the beaches each year? It’s a fair question and we don’t really have an answer.
“having studied marine mammals extensively”
No shit, Barry? Dammit, you know I always wanted to lie to women about being a marine biologist. 😀
Ha. I was a marine science major among several others. I suffered from the “shiny penny” syndrome, and would drop one thing and pursue something else whenever it suited me.
Marine Science though, not marine biology. We did study marine biology which is where I got extremely interested in the study of marine mammals and their sonar and communication capabilities. That study led me to study bats, also mammals of course, and their echo location sound capabilities. At the time I picked up on the bat study (early 70’s) there was very little written or understood about bats. Fascinating little buggers.And the study of bats led me to the study of other nocturnal animals, primarily owls.
I spent most of a year studying everything you could find on marine mammals and bats, both in school and outside.
One of the most amazing things you will ever hear is a humpback whale song, played at high speeds. Sounds like a bird chirping. If you haven’t read about the humpback songs (sung by males) that cover distances of a 1000 miles or more, give it a whorl on the internet. Really interesting stuff.
Long time ago though. A lot more research has gone on since the 70’s. I kept up with it for many years but haven’t closely for 30 years or more.