President Joe Biden made Donald Trump laugh with a not-so-subtle slap on Tuesday by referring to one of his most bizarre claims.
Speaking in Colorado on the bipartisan infrastructure deal, Biden called for urgent action to tackle climate change.
“We know what causes climate change: human activity. It’s not up for debate anymore, ”Biden said. “And I might add, windmills don’t cause cancer.”
Trump has a long history of attacks on wind turbines, in large part because he believed they spoiled the view from one of his golf resorts. He even continued unsuccessfully to stop them.
In 2019, Trump famous claimed that the sound of windmills caused cancer. It is not.
And earlier this year he went even further.
“They’re making windmills everywhere, to ruin our land and kill our birds,” Trump said. “To kill everything.”
Windmills do not “kill everything” and the risk to birds has been overestimated. According to the Sierra Club, many more birds are killed by communication towers, power lines, windows and cats than by windmills.
“For the sake of the birds, the environment and the beauty of nature, wind and solar power is a much better choice than coal, oil and nuclear power,” the group said on its website.
The Sierra Club has also called for action to reduce the number of bird deaths.
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