Noted environmentalist Tucker Carlson, taking a pause from ridiculing the M&M’s “woke” spokescandies, has blamed the deaths of nine whales that have washed up on Jersey’s shore since December on offshore wind turbine exploration off the coast.
The Fox commentator’s “The Biden Whale Extinction” series and his call of wind energy as the “DDT of our time” is red meat for his viewers who are against all things related to the president.
Carlson, of course, doesn’t let science stand in his way of him spouting nonsense.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found that since 2016 there have been 174 humpback whale strandings along the Atlantic coast from Florida to Maine.
Those deaths predate any offshore wind activity. A good portion of those strandings were due to collisions with ships.
Rutgers researchers found a big increase in the number of humpback whales visiting the shores of Jersey and New York as the water warms due to climate change.
Prey fish are swimming closer to shore habitats, luring the humpbacks into one of the world’s busiest shipping channels.
If Carlson is serious about reducing the number of whale strandings, he would advocate for more offshore wind turbines.
Wind and solar power are the best ways to reduce the use of fossil fuels and crimp global warming.
The humpbacks would cheer him on.
BP tips its hat to the Inflation Reduction Act. British Petroleum believes Joe Biden’s program to stimulate investment in renewable energy will reduce global carbon emissions more than it had projected.
According to BP’s energy outlook report released Jan. 30, the IRA “includes a significant package of supply-side measures supporting low-carbon energy sources and decarbonization technologies in the US."
BP says the IRA “has the potential to have positive spillover effects by helping to reduce global technology cost, expand internationally tradable sources of some forms of low-carbon energy, and increase the pressure on other countries and regions to offer similar types of incentives.”
Raring to go at Disney… Nelson Peltz, CEO of Trian Fund Management, who is trying to win a board seat at Walt Disney Co., makes a good case about why companies may be better served with a board of independent directors.
His point: Corporate-affiliated directors are more tied to their day jobs, rather than fixated on improving the performance of Disney.
In its Feb. 2 Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Trian states:
“The current Disney directors wake up with challenging day jobs: building cars, selling clothing, processing credit card transactions, sequencing genes. All important things. But these accomplished directors are busy and we believe they cannot possibly focus sufficiently on Disney to ensure that 2023 and 2024 are nothing like 2022. If they could, 2022 would not have been like 2022.”
It is referring to Mary Barra (General Motors CEO), Calvin McDonald (lululemon athletica CEO), Michael Froman (MasterCard vice chairman) and Francis deSouza (Illumina CEO).
In contrast, Peltz wakes up every day trying to find ways for Trian’s investments to generate the best returns.
“Nelson is prepared to ask the hard questions at Disney and pursue excellence in strategy, leadership, culture and performance,” says Trian’s filing.
Good luck, Nelson.