Michael Shellenberger and Public, an organisation he runs, recently released their first documentary, Thrown To The Wind. This film, created by journalist and filmmaker Jonah Markowitz, reveals the actual cost of industrializing the oceans for offshore wind corporations. It shows the potential extinction of whales and other cetacean species due to their activities.
Public’s mission is to provide independent, uncompromising and evidence-based reporting, which mainstream media is unable to undertake due to industry capture and ideological bias. Supporters of Public help make this possible, and today the documentary is being released to a wider audience, without a paywall. It is hoped this will help maximize its real-world impact and help protect the North American Right Whale.
Shellenberger and Public extend their thanks to supporters, without whom none of this would be possible. Both filmmaking and investigative journalism are costly, and supporters make it all possible.
A month ago, Public released our first documentary, Thrown To The Wind, by journalist and filmmaker Jonah Markowitz. Thrown To The Wind reveals the reality behind the specious claims of an industry that has long billed itself as a boon to the natural environment. Our film exposes the price the world is actually paying for the industrialization of our oceans by offshore wind corporations: the killing of whales and the potential extinction of an entire cetacean species.
We founded Public to do precisely this kind of journalism: independent, uncompromising, evidence-based reporting that the mainstream media is too industry-captured and too ideologically blinkered to undertake. Those of you who are paying for Public make that possible. Without your support, we couldn’t do any of this.
Today, we’re releasing Thrown To The Wind widely, without the paywall. It’s imperative that this film reach as wide an audience as possible, to maximize its real-world impact. The survival of the North American Right Whale may depend on it.
While we want as many people as possible to watch our film, we owe a special thanks to those of you who pay for Public. Both filmmaking and investigative journalism are expensive. You’re what makes it possible. Thank you.