Trump Revisits Wind Turbines: Whales and Misinformation in South Carolina Rally

Trump revisited an old enemy, the wind turbine! His misinformed link between wind turbines and a recent surge in whales washing onto shores has even resulted in protestors gathering on beaches.

Trump’s Claims 

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Donald Trump recently delivered a monologue concerning offshore wind turbines, asserting that they were disturbing whales and causing unprecedented casualties among them “In numbers never seen before.”

South Caroline Rally

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The ex-president made these statements during a rally in South Carolina this past week, but what he said doesn’t sit right with some.

Biden’s Boat Laws Overruled 

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During this event, he criticized President Joe Biden’s regulations for enforcing speed limits on speed boats, pledging to overturn these rules “immediately” if elected.

Opposition to “Biden Speed Limit” and Predicted Economic Impacts

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Trump told the South Carolina audience that the “Biden speed limit” would severely harm the charter fishing industry, devastate boat manufacturers, and disrespect their beloved Low Country customs.

Whales and Wind Turbines

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While discussing whales and wind turbines, which he referred to as “windmills,” Trump claimed that these turbines were driving whales “A little batty,” and were “Washing up on shore in levels never seen before.”

Trump’s Recent Stance on Climate Change Policies

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This proclamation follows Trump’s recent praise for UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for retracting several significant climate change commitments in the UK, applauding the Prime Minister for allegedly exposing the climate “Scam” before it’s too late.

Past Controversial Statements on Wind Turbines

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This week’s speech isn’t the first instance of Trump clashing with wind turbines. The last one was equally disturbing.

No, Wind Turbines Don’t Cause Cancer

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Back in 2019, he propagated the falsehood that wind turbines cause cancer.

“Bald Eagle Graveyard”

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Trump also claimed in a rally that wind turbines were “Bald eagle graveyards,” suggesting that the creatures got tangled up in the blades.

There is no evidence that suggested this is true.

Slamming Wind Energy 

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He later criticized renewable energy by asserting that wind power is ineffective when the wind isn’t blowing, which isn’t true since turbines store the energy for that exact reason.

Misinformed Protesters

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During Trump’s rally in South Carolina, he seemingly aimed to resonate with a group of misinformed protesters. 

Whale Protestors Gather From Trump’s Rallies

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In February, a large gathering convened at Point Pleasant Beach in New Jersey, urging authorities to halt offshore wind projects due to recent whale strandings. Since 2023, ten whales have washed ashore on the New York and New Jersey coasts.

Theories vs. Facts 

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Some people have argued that the noise generated by wind turbines interferes with the whales’ navigation systems, potentially causing these unusual mortality events. 

Whale vs. Wind Myths Debunked

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However, organizations like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have explicitly denied any connection between wind turbines and whale fatalities, branding it a disinformation campaign.

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