CNN: The world is coming together to fight coronavirus. It can do the same for the climate crisis by Helen Regan, CNN (CNN) While the coronavirus pandemic and climate change are inherently different issues, they share two important characteristics: both are global crises that threaten the lives of millions of people. Yet only one crisis has inspired widespread, drastic action from countries across the globe. As Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, spreads, governments, businesses and individuals around […]

NBC News: Coronavirus shutdowns have unintended climate benefits By Denise Chow In Venice, the often murky canals recently began to get clearer, with fish visible in the water below. Italy’s efforts to limit the coronavirus meant an absence of boat traffic on the city’s famous waterways. And the changes happened quickly. Countries that have been under stringent lockdowns to stop the spread of […]

Elon Musk downplays coronavirus as Tesla factory stays open amid crisis By Julia Carrie Wong Excerpt: Tesla chief executive has used his massive platform to cast doubt upon the danger of the virus Elon Musk has downplayed the severity of the coronavirus epidemic, tweeted false information about the disease’s effect on children, and kept his northern California factory open despite a local “shelter-in-place” order, but the […]

Stanford U. epidemiologist: Data Indicates We’re Severely Overreacting To Coronavirus By James Barrett In an analysis published Tuesday, Stanford’s John P.A. Ioannidis — co-director of the university’s Meta-Research Innovation Center and professor of medicine, biomedical data science, statistics, and epidemiology and population health — suggests that the response to the coronavirus pandemic may be “a fiasco in the making” because we are making seismic decisions […]

Will The Costs Of A Great Depression Outweigh The Risks Of Coronavirus? By Joy Pullmann Federal and state governments are making a massive gamble about a little-understood new virus. They may not only be betting our entire economy, but our nation’s future. Thus it’s imperative that they not make foolish choices. We shouldn’t allow policy under a Republican president to be driven by a Democrat like […]

Josef Joffe: On Coronavirus, ‘Beware the Totalitarian Temptation’

  Josef Joffe: On Coronavirus, Beware the Totalitarian Temptation The American Interest, 18 March 2020 State control of information is a bridge to oppression democracies must never cross. Freedom of expression is among the holiest of holies in a liberal polity. Totalitarianism is Stalin and Hitler, the NKVD and the Gestapo, the Gulag and the […]

WSJ: Rethinking The Coronavirus Shutdown – ‘A tsunami of economic destruction’ – ‘No society can safeguard public health for long at the cost of its economic health’

WSJ: Rethinking The Coronavirus Shutdown  The Wall Street Journal, 20 March 2020  No society can safeguard public health for long at the cost of its economic health. Financial markets paused their slide Thursday, but no one should think this rolling economic calamity is over. If this government-ordered shutdown continues for much more than another week […]

The Risks of Contracting Mass Hysteria: Why Panicky Pandemic Measures Can Lead To ‘Behavioral Fatigue’ & Societal Disaster

GWPF Newsletter 20/03/20 It’s too easy to just blame the media for hyping something that turns out not to be as fearful as people thought. But the reason why the media reports things that way is they pick up those messages from health professionals, from scientists, themselves. And often [that’s] because there are these […]

Democrats Want to Include ‘Climate Action’ in Coronavirus Aid By Maxine Joselow, E&E News on March 19, 2020 Democrats on both sides of Capitol Hill are pushing to add climate change provisions to the third aid package for people and industries affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. But it’s unclear whether they have the political leverage to make those ideas stick—at least not […]