Save the Whales, Again
Watch the trailer for Public's upcoming documentary revealing the wind energy industry's darkest secret
Public is proud to release the trailer to our first full-fledged, 30-minute documentary, coming soon.
When the two of us were little kids in the 1970s, the environmental movement was in its infancy. Like anyone who was alive in those years, we have vivid memories of the movement’s most famous and powerful rallying cry: Save the Whales. The phrase was much more than a slogan: it was in those years that a handful of Greenpeace activists captured the world’s attention when they put their bodies between Russian harpooners and the whales they were aiming to kill. Only an animal that majestic could inspire such courage.
The global campaign to stop the whaling industry was a stunning success. Whale species that teetered on the precipice of extinction, such as the humpback, bounced back. In 1982, 25 countries signed an international treaty to ban commercial whaling. More than three times that number now adhere to the ban, and the three countries that still practice commercial whaling do so in ignominy.
But today, whales are once again under threat. Only this time, it isn’t whale hunters who are killing them. Instead, it’s the favored industry of the environmental movement itself: wind energy.