I was so sure the environmentalists were going to side with President Donald Trump…
Of all the concerns the left have about building a wall along the southern border, real or manufactured, the most amusing may be that bats and birds can’t fly over it.
Leave it to MSNBC to raise the concern while reporting on Rep. Raul Graijalva, D-Ariz., and the Center for Biological Diversity filing a lawsuit to stop construction on the wall until the federal government does an environmental impact study.
Right on cue, biologist Jeff Corwin appears on screen to call the proposed wall “an unprecedented environmental catastrophe.”
He claimed that in addition to any number of species facing possible extinction from “this disastrous wall,” there are “over a hundred migratory birds that will be impacted.”
Surprisingly, considering it’s MSNBC, host Craig Melvin asked the obvious, which was why couldn’t birds just fly over the wall.
Corwin had a ready-made answer.
“Certainly, many animals that fly can migrate over that wall,” he said. “But many animals actually stay very low.”
“Many of these animals, for example, birds and bats are actually passing close to the ground surface because they’re heading toward plants.”
And while the biologist explained why the birds and bats may be flying low, he never ventured into the uncharted waters of why they couldn’t elevate their trajectory a few feet to clear a wall.
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