"Where is the public fury over the deaths of hundreds of whales right here in the seas around the United Kingdom? "
The world was outraged - and rightly so - when Japan announced that it would resume commercial whaling, in the face of huge international condemnation.
But what has struck me since that news broke is the fact that we have such double standards when it comes to what we will and will not tolerate...
1000 whales dead in British waters: where are the activists and the politicians?
Where is the public fury over the deaths of around 1000 whales right here in the seas surrounding the United Kingdom? Where are the 'greens', the 'activists', the politicians?
All have been (justifiably) very vocal in condemning Japan, they claim to care about the environment and the welfare of wildlife and yet are strangely quiet over the issue of whale deaths here in the UK.
Perhaps it is because of their unwavering support for offshore wind farms, an industry which may be directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of whales, dolphins and porpoises around our coasts.
Wind turbines, which many erroneously see as the saviours of the planet, are actually damaging the environment irreversibly. As I've said many times, their manufacture, installation and operation results in massive harm to wildlife, habitat and ecosystems, whilst offering little in return.
Reckless: Labour's plan to 'increase offshore wind capacity seven-fold'
We have seen a huge, unprecedented, increase in deaths of marine mammals around the British coast in recent years, 2018 has been particularly devastating for the creatures that inhabit our seas. Yet the little research that has been published into this mass mortality has not ruled out a connection between wind farms and the catastrophic increase in whale deaths.
This week we heard the Labour party's shadow business and energy secretary, Rebecca Long Bailey promising to increase offshore wind capacity seven-fold should they come to power. The news was widely and publicly applauded by 'greens' everywhere. Can anyone be so utterly deluded or irresponsible as to announce such a plan without any thorough research having been carried out into the harm that offshore wind farms might cause to marine mammals and ecosystems?
Surrounding Britain with more vast wind farms would be completely reckless and would threaten the future survival of many species, including whales and other marine mammals, not to mention endangered sea birds.
Only the deluded and irresponsible would argue for more wind farms, surely?
We should universally condemn Japan for its terrible decision to resume commercial whaling.
But politicians and faux greens living in their own glasshouses should be wary of throwing too many stones whilst they are eagerly promoting wind energy on our doorstep.
Saving the planet is not a pick'n' mix ideology.
In the absence of proof to the contrary, we must assume that offshore wind farms might be contributing to the increase in whale deaths around British coasts. And that means we must resist plans to fill our seas with more turbines.
Only the deluded and irresponsible would argue otherwise, surely...?
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