WHY YOU CAN'T TRUST THE PROGRESSIVE MEDIA ON ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING
Once again, we find that the activist environmental movement, long ago infiltrated by socialists and communists for political power and funding their toxic agenda, are pursuing their anti-America de-growth, population-limiting goals – this time using the whales as their “climate change polar bears” …
Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon
Let’s review …
Controversy heats up over removal of Lower Snake River dams as orcas suffer losses
Now, a decades-long battle to take down the dams is finding new energy. The dam busters are seizing on a new star witness: mother orca whale Tahlequah. She swam with her dead calf through the Salish Sea for weeks in July, in a searing vision of loss watched around the world. Then came J50, a 3-year-old orca wasting away, the third orca dead in four months.
The losses galvanized orca champions now joining forces with those who have long wanted the dams gone because they hurt salmon. A new hybrid social movement is stirring. The word orca has become its own hashtag. Restaurants and markets have yanked chinook. Tahlequah is turning up in street art. On Friday, mourners staged an orca funeral procession in downtown Seattle, wearing black and white as they marched to the federal building, where they remembered Tahlequah and her calf and rallied for dam removal.
Pressure is also coming from changing power markets and shipping trends for wheat and other products, undercutting the benefits of the Lower Snake River dams and the reservoirs they create. <Source>
Removing Snake River dams is bad for economy and salmon
As environmental activists sound alarm bells on climate change, imagine them proposing destroying every wind turbine and solar panel in Washington. Oddly, that is essentially what they have supported by demanding that the four Lower Snake River dams, and all the carbon-free energy they create, be destroyed.
Annually, the dams generate about 8.3 million megawatt hours of electricity or 8 percent of Washington’s energy. That is more clean energy than is provided by all the wind and solar facilities in Washington state added together.
The debate about tearing down the dams was reignited with a new push by environmental activists and U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon’s ruling that dam destruction must be considered to help salmon. As a member of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council, I share the desire to increase salmon populations across the state. Removing the dams, however, would come with high costs and damage environmental efforts across the state. <Source>
To Save Orcas, Removing Snake River Dams May Not Be The Answer, Feds Say
The federal agencies that manage those dams and hold some responsibility for the survival of fish and marine mammals say salmon from the Snake River is not a key source of prey for most orcas. They said removing or altering the dams would only help two of the 15 salmon runs on which orcas depend.
“Geographically and timing, they are not the key limiting resource or prey for the southern resident killer whales,” said Kristen Jule, a fish and wildlife policy analyst with Bonneville Power Administration.
Officials said there might be more immediate actions to help orcas than removing or altering the dams, like projects near Puget Sound. <Source>
In addition to the above stories, how many people have heard of the Indian wars – demanding that 50% of the salmon catch be reserved to Native Americans or suitable compensation for the denial of their “traditional” practices?
Do not argue, it’s science…
Much like the climate change activists, the orca-salmon activists are trying to fundamentally transform America based on specious science. If you read the literature closely, you will find that scientists do not know the answers to the questions they purport to ask – and even worse, their speculation is reported with assurance and certitude in the mainstream media, also known as the propaganda arm of the progressive socialist democrats. The above is not science, even if it was performed by researchers, it is rank speculation.
Science is slowly sinking into the realm of politics and peer pressure. And, if it continues, scientists will become another euphemism for used car salesmen.
We are so screwed.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS