The new conspiracy frontline
BBC excerpt: As the pandemic progresses, vaccines take effect and many countries – particularly rich ones – inch closer to normality, this pivot from Covid towards climate change is something researchers have observed across a number of online spaces.
One way that ISD has seen this play out is around the term “climate lockdown”. It’s used to refer to the completely unfounded idea that in the future we might have Covid-style lockdowns to counteract climate change.
The term has found popularity with YouTubers who peddle conspiracy theories – but climate scientists say lockdowns would not be a serious climate change mitigation strategy. Covid lockdowns, for instance, only marginally reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
However, the distress caused by Covid and lockdowns – and the falsehoods that have sprung up around them – have laid the groundwork for yet more conspiracies to spread. A mindset has gripped a group of people who blame all bad news on shady plots by powerful people – rather than accepting the reality about the future of the planet.
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Flashback September 2020: Gates/Soros/Ford Foundation-funded Professor floats idea of ‘climate lockdown’ with bans on red meat, ‘extreme’ energy limits – Mariana Mazzucato warns that shutdown may be needed unless we ‘do capitalism differently’ … “Under a ‘climate lockdown,’ governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling,” she said. “To avoid such a scenario, we must overhaul our economic structures and do capitalism differently.” …
Watch: Morano’s full 25 min speech on Climate Lockdowns at Heartland Skeptic Conference in Las Vegas – October 2021 – CFACT’s Marc Morano gave a rousing speech addressing “Degraded Science and the Coming Great Reset.” Morano pulled headlines and quotes from mainstream media outlets that advocate for climate lockdowns that mimic covid lockdowns in the name of “saving the planet.” Under a climate lockdown, Morano explained, there would be little to no air travel, no new clothing, no private property, no meat eating, and of course, no use of traditional, reliable fossil fuel energy.
Prepare for the Coming ‘Climate Lockdowns’ – ‘Govts would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, & impose extreme energy-saving measures…stop drilling’ – “Under a ‘climate lockdown,’ governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling,” writes Mariana Mazzucato, a professor at the Economics of Innovation and Public Value Center at University College London, in a paper titled “Avoiding a Climate Lockdown.” The title of her paper is very misleading. She believes climate lockdowns will be necessary unless we “overhaul our economic structures and do capitalism differently.”
CNN: France is set to ban short domestic flights in favor of train services, after lawmakers approved a plan that will see several air routes discontinued to reduce emissions…Left-wing MP Danièle Obono said the government’s plan to move away from a four-hour limit would “save the three routes that emit the most greenhouse gas: Paris-Nice, Paris-Toulouse, (and) Paris-Marseille.” … Last year, Austria’s flagship airline was ordered to replace one of its flights with a more frequent train service, in order to meet the environmental criteria of its government bailout.
Morano: “You were warned! How long until the climate demands include the banning of private automobile travel when mass transit is available?”
COVID Lockdown: People must explain travel reasons under new British border: “We will introduce a new requirement so that people wishing to travel must first make a declaration as to why they need to travel.”
Get ready: In a declared ‘climate emergency,’ you can’t fly commercial unless it is ‘morally justifiable’ – Activist Holthaus sets rules for the ‘use for luxury aviation emissions in a climate emergency’
Pierre L. Gosselin of the No Tricks Zone reacts: “USA morphing into communist East Germany! Back then citizens required to apply for a “Ausreisegenehmigung” (permission to travel abroad) if they wanted to travel out of country. Now it’s to be taken a step further by new Marxists: Even domestic travel has to be permitted!”
May 2021: Climate lockdowns!? New International Energy Agency’s ‘Net-Zero’ report urges ‘behavioral changes’ to fight climate: ‘A shift away from private car use…. upper speed limits’ & thermostat controls; limits on hot water & more!
Are you willing to comply to save the planet!? IEA report page 174: “The Covid‐19 pandemic has increased general awareness of the potential effectiveness of behavioral changes, such as mask‐wearing, and working and schooling at home. The crisis demonstrated that people can make behavioural changes at significant speed and scale if they understand the changes to be justified, and that it is necessary for governments to explain convincingly and to provide clear guidance about what changes are needed and why they are needed.” …
“Urban design can reduce the average city dweller’s carbon footprint by up to 60% by shaping lifestyle choices and influencing day‐to‐day behavior.”
Cause of Death? Climate Change.
“Climate change is a killer, but we don’t acknowledge it on death certificates,” co-author Dr Arnagretta Hunter, from The Australian National University (ANU) Medical School, said. “There is second component on a death certificate which allows for pre-existing conditions and other factors.
CNN climate death tolls coming?
Morano: ‘COVID lockdowns have brought the progressive dream of a one-party state to Western democracies’ – Canadian PM Joins Calls to Apply COVID Lessons to Climate Change – Epoch Times: Marc Morano of Climate Depot, who highlighted the remarks on his website, expressed concern about the power he thinks Trudeau and other world leaders may be seeking. “Declaring an emergency and then imposing without a vote the ‘solutions’ you want is what I believe Trudeau meant,” Morano told The Epoch Times. “COVID lockdowns have brought the Progressive dream of a one-party state to Western democracies,” Morano added.
Your CO2-laden breath is killing people…science says so! STUDY: ‘Three Americans create enough carbon emissions to kill one person’ – Claim: ‘For every 4,434 metric tons of CO2 produced, one person globally will die’
Time Mag – April 26, 2021: Now, spurred by alarming science, growing public fury and a deadly pandemic, government officials, corporate bosses and civil-society leaders are finally waking up to a simple idea whose time has come: climate is everything. …
The COVID-19 pandemic has given the E.U. the perfect opportunity to accelerate the remaking of its economic agenda with climate at its core—what Sefcovic calls the “new economy of the 21st century.” …
“We are at the point where climate change means systems change—and almost every system will change,” says Rachel Kyte, dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a longtime climate leader.
“The only way that a 2015 agreement can achieve a 2-degree goal is to shut down the whole global economy,” Yvo de Boer, former UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) executive secretary said in 2013.
October 2021:Deleted UK Government Report Celebrates Publics’ ‘Powerful Tendency to Conform’ To COVID lockdowns – Seeks to ‘nudge’ public with same tactics for climate regs– A deleted government report exploring how to make the public alter its behavior to accept the new ‘green economy’ reveals how COVID-19 restrictions have created a population with a “deep set reverence” for authority and a “powerful tendency to conform.” …
Yvo de Boer’s words sound prophetic when compared to the comments of climate campaigners in 2020 excited about the impact of the COVID lockdowns.
Climate activist Eric Holthaus said on April 22, 2020, about the impact of lockdowns on global CO2 emissions: “This is roughly the same pace that the IPCC says we need to sustain every year until 2030 to be on pace to limit global warming to 1.5C and hit the Paris climate goals. This is what ‘rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’ looks like.”
Former secretary of state John Kerry opined, “It’s a tragically teachable moment. I don’t say this in a partisan way. But the parallels [between COVID-19 and climate change] are screaming at us, both positive and negative….You could just as easily replace the words climate change with COVID-19; it is truly the tale of two pandemics deferred, denied, and distorted, one with catastrophic consequences, the other with even greater risk if we don’t reverse course.”
“If one lesson from the pandemic is that taking serious action in a timely manner is key—then shouldn’t this also be true in terms of climate change?” asked Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the speaker of the House of Commons, at the G7 Speakers’ Meeting in 2020. Hoyle expressed his amazement at how readily the public had accepted the COVID lockdowns. “No-one could ever imagine that we would be wearing masks so readily and that we would all be so compliant,” he said. “People were prepared to accept limitations on personal choice and lifestyle—for the good of their own family and friends.”
In February of 2020, Democratic presidential primary candidate and mega–climate funder Tom Steyer laid out his plan for a climate police state. “I will declare a state of emergency on climate on the first day of my presidency. I will use the Executive emergency powers of the presidency to tell companies how they can generate electricity, what kind of cars they can build—on what schedule, what kind of buildings we’re gonna have, how we are going to use our public lands,” Steyer declared. “We need to rebuild this country in a climate-smart way…we don’t have a choice on this.”
In 2019, University of Copenhagen international relations professor Ole Wæver explained, “If there was something that was decided internationally by some more centralized procedure and every country was told ‘this is your emission target, it’s not negotiable, we can actually take military measures if you don’t fulfill it,’ then you would basically have to get that down the throat of your population, whether they like it or not.”
Youth activist Jamie Margolin wrote for Teen Vogue article titled, “Coronavirus Response Should Be a Model for How We Address Climate Change,” wrote – “If we can shut the world down to stop a virus, that also means it is possible to do the same for climate change. Treat all emergencies like emergencies!”
‘Personal carbon trading scheme’: ‘Every adult in UK should be forced to use ‘carbon ration cards’, say MPs – Excerpt: Everyone would be given an annual carbon allowance to use when buying oil, gas, electricity and flights — Anyone who exceeds their entitlement would have to buy top-up credits from individuals who haven’t used up their allowance. […] The influential Environmental Audit Committee says a personal carbon trading scheme is the best and fairest way of cutting Britain’s CO2 emissions without penalizing the poor.
Full segment transcript:
So, we’re learning more now about the sad toll of the corona lockdowns in this country. According to Joe Biden though, we could get another round of lockdowns. These, for a crisis that’s every bit as bad as the coronavirus, may be worse. That crisis, of course, says Joe Biden is climate change.
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JOE BIDEN (D), PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Today, I’m pleased to announce a team that will lead my administration’s ambitious plan to address the existential threat of our time, climate change.
Folks, we’re in a crisis just like we need to be a unified nation in response to COVID-19, we need a unified national response to climate change, and from this crisis, from these crises, I should say, we need to seize the opportunity to build back and build back better than we were before.
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CARLSON A unified national response. It’s involuntary, that’s the one thing we know. What does it mean? Well, we’re learning that a World Health Organization staffer has written a report saying that a climate lockdown could be called for, just like a COVID lockdown, a climate lockdown.
Marc Morano is an author who has written a lot about climate change. He founded Climate Depot. He joins us tonight. Marc, thanks so much for coming on.
A climate lockdown. Now, I would laugh this off the table except we all just lived through the last 18 months, so we know that anything is possible. What does this mean exactly?
MARC MORANO, FOUNDER, CLIMATE DEPOT: Well, you know in my book “Green Fraud,” I detail two chapters on this, Tucker. This is — the climate activists were first of all jealous when the COVID lockdowns happened. They were beside themselves saying how is this happening? Everyone from Greta Thunberg to John Kerry, U.N. officials, and then they started saying, we need to follow this.
If we can shut down for a virus, we can shut down for climate, and that’s what we’re seeing. There’s even academics in Australia proposing adding climate change to death certificates, and Bill Gates has said the death toll will be greater.
So, they’re following every step of the way and it’s not just, you know, a professor here or someone in academia, we have a major U.K. report coming out. We have an international agency report that came out calling for essentially the same type of lockdowns, everything from restrictions on your thermostat to restrictions of moving. You know, you can only fly in a climate emergency when it’s quote, “morally justifiable.” You know kind of like a lockdown, you have to justify going to the store for essential services.
They’re going after freedom of movement. They’re going after private car ownership. They’re going after everything it means to be a free person and turning it over to the administrative state.
CARLSON: Would this include shutting down the iPhone factories in China? Would china and India participate in this climate lockdown? Or is it kind of you first, America?
MORANO: Well, you know, as we know the lockdowns had never been proposed. We felt like lemmings following the Chinese Communist Party in terms of them recommending lockdowns. The World Health Organization went after it. The World Health Organization employees are now recommending these climate lockdowns.
The one country that won’t be affected is China. As you say, as we’re sitting home binge-watching Netflix, we’re not going to be able to have the freedoms we used to have. In the U.K., they propose CO2 ration cards that the government or employers would monitor your CO2 levels. You know your energy use, your travel, the type of car you drive.
If you exceed a level, you pay penalties. If you’re under, you get credits.
This is the world, a CO2 budget for every man, woman, and child on the planet has been proposed by a German climate adviser. This is our — this is what we’re looking at.
You know, I talked to a German who talked about East Germany. They used to have these kind of restrictions in East Germany before you could leave the country, but we’re talking about proposing these now on Americans within the country, and we had this of course with COVID. They were talking about bans on interstate travel at one point, a national ban, some of Biden’s advisers.
So, anything is possible. Chuck Schumer is urging Biden to declare a national climate emergency just like a blue state governor, he could have emergency powers.
CARLSON: I feel such a deep shame that Americans complied with what we’ve just been through and I hope that they will not comply with this. I really do.
Marc, thanks so much for coming on.
MORANO: Sure. Thank you, Tucker.
CARLSON: We’ll see you again, for sure.
We’ll be back tomorrow, every night, the show that is the sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink.
Update July 2021:
Marxism’s new face is…climate lockdowns: Study claims Americans cut energy use 90%, live in 640 sq, fly once every 3 years, limit ‘new clothing’, ‘plant-based diet’, ‘collective transport,’ universal basic income’ & ‘degrowth’