The video of the explosion of a wind turbine is a digital creation

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Social media posts are sharing a video that allegedly shows a wind turbine breaking in high winds during a storm. It’s wrong; the music video is a years-old digital creation by a US-based artist.

“#ClimateScam”, said an August 2, 2022 Tweeter share a video viewed more than 56,000 times. “No more ‘Wind Fail’ porn.”

The 18-second clip shows a stormy landscape and what appears to be an exploding wind turbine.

Screenshot of a tweet from August 5, 2022

A Canadian page too share the video on Facebook, garnering tens of thousands of views. The clip circulated weeks after footage of a burning wind turbine emerged in Texas viral on social networks.

In 2021, Canada is committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in accordance with the Paris Agreement. Since then, investments in renewable energy have poured in Across the country — including historically oilseeds provinceseven if the oil companies remain Split On the question.

However, the video circulating on social media is not real. An artist created it digitally years ago.

The clip was widely shared online after LADbible, an entertainment website, posted it on February 24, 2019 on its Facebook pagewhere it garnered over 2.3 million views.

Although the account does not clearly state in its caption that the video is a digital creation, it does credit an Instagram from February 20, 2019 Publish of @yo_dojo.

This account – which is owned by Travis Sattler, a self-proclaimed US-based “digital creator” – included several hashtags related to computer-generated imagery (CGI). In March 2020, Sattler published another video with the caption: “Did you think it was real?”

Screenshot of an Instagram post taken on August 5, 2022

The clip breaks down the various stages of the creation of the CGI scene and explores it from different angles – confirming that the video shared on social media does not represent an actual event.

AFP previously verified another misleading claim about wind turbines here.