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Surviving the Coronavirus? Thank Fossil Fuels Katie Tahuahua April 01, 2020 As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, some electric companies may ask high-skilled workers to temporarily live on-site. Facing the real prospect of staffing shortages, power plants desperately need to keep their employees healthy and keep the lights on for the rest of the country. The alternative […]

San Francisco reverses ban on plastic bags, now bans reusable totes due to coronavirus By Jeff Mordock – The Washington Times – Thursday, April 2, 2020 San Francisco has reversed its 13-year ban on plastic bags and will now prohibit the reusable bags city leaders once championed because of the coronavirus. The liberal city announced the switch this week as part of its plan to curb the spread of […]

CLAIM: ‘The coronavirus outbreak is part of the climate crisis’ by Vijay Kolinjivadi – Vijay Kolinjivadi is a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Development Policy at the University of Antwerp. Excerpt: These sweeping and unprecedented measures taken by the government and international institutions could not but make some of us wonder about another global emergency that needs urgent action – climate change. The […]

‘Coronavirus fight could prove fatal for another global challenge: Addressing climate change’ BY KATHERINE DUNN Fighting the coronavirus is like a war. But to address climate change, “we need to win the peace,” says Mark Carney, UN special envoy on climate action and climate finance, and governor of the Bank of England until earlier this year. The spread of the coronavirus has created a life-or-death crisis […]

Bill Gates: How the coronavirus pandemic can help the world solve climate change – ‘I don’t think this has to be a huge set back for climate’ By Catherine Clifford Though the economic and social shutdowns due to COVID-19 in countries across the globe has meant a temporary reprieve from some of the most obvious environmental effects in places from China to Venice, Italy, the world’s nearly singular focus on the pandemic has meant less attention is being paid to climate change. However, in […]

Senior WHO Advisor Urges a Climate Action Response to Covid-19 Guest essay by Eric Worrall A senior executive advisor to the United Nations World Health Organization, which is supposed to be coordinating the global response to the Chinese Coronavirus Pandemic, has just urged nations to embrace climate action as part of their response to the outbreak. How climate change and the coronavirus are linked […]

Amid pandemic, ‘global warming’ solutions looking less attractive right now: High-density living? Mass transit? Reusable bags? Bike sharing?

Global warming solutions looking less attractive right now include:–high-density living–mass transit–reusable bags–bike sharing — Tom Nelson (@tan123) March 28, 2020 Don’t forget rationing what and how much we are able to do, so the rest of the world gets to do it instead on promises they’ll cut back sometime later. — Chris Horner (@Chris_C_Horner) March […]

Carbon credit scam exposed: carbon markets fail as CO₂ declines By CFACT  Environmentalists and green bureaucrats have watched in shock as the coronavirus global shut down has now caused carbon credit markets to crash. The European Union’s carbon credits price has fallen by 40% this year so far. This market was worth $215 billion last year, according to Bloomberg Environment. The price drop has rubbed out […]