Donald Trump is on the warpath against him Mortal enemy once again, and it caused quite a stir on social media.
The former president raved about “windmills” driving whales “crazy” during a campaign speech in South Carolina.
“Windmills are causing whales to die in unprecedented numbers. Nobody is doing anything about it,” he claimed.
“They drive the whales a little crazy, I think,” he said.
Since then, Trump has waged a years-long vendetta against wind turbines a long And unsuccessful legal dispute to terminate Scottish officials stopped him from building a “really ugly wind farm” at his golf resort in Aberdeen.
As absurd as it may sound, Trump is not the first to make a version of the whale claim, even though there is no evidence for it.
Fox News and Republican lawmakers have repeatedly suggested that a spate of whale deaths off the East Coast earlier this year is linked to the early stages of offshore wind farm development, a claim spread by climate deniers with ties to the fossil fuel industry.
Some environmental groups have also raised concerns about the development and construction of wind farms could impact whales. However, the environmental community has too pointed out the lack of any evidence He suggested there was a link between the projects and whale deaths and stressed the importance of renewable energy in combating climate change – the biggest threat to marine life.
On its website, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says there are no known links between large whale mortality and offshore wind measurements.
“At this time, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that noise resulting from offshore wind site characterization studies could cause the death of whales,” the agency said said.
The Office of Ocean Energy Management also said No evidence was found and stated: “Past and current research shows that collisions with vessels and entanglement in fishing gear continue to pose a dangerous, life-threatening threat to whales.”
Users on X, formerly Twitter, were full of disdain at Trump’s lazy claim: