Al Gore on June 19, 2020 on NBC's Today Show: " I think this is a time for a Great Reset. We've got to fix a lot of these problems that have been allowed to fester for way too long, and the climate crisis is an opportunity to create tens of millions of new jobs and clean up the air. reduce the death rate from pandemics -- by the way -- because the air pollution from burning fossil fuels heightens the death rates from coronavirus. So this is a time for a reset to fix a bunch of challenges first among them the climate crisis."
“This is a big moment. The World Economic Forum … is really going to have to play a front and center role in refining the Great Reset to deal with climate change and inequity—all of which is being laid bare as a consequence of COVID-19.” – John Kerry
“The Great Reset is a welcome recognition that this human tragedy must be a wake-up call. We must build more equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies that are more resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change and the many other global changes we face.” – António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations
The stated purpose of the “Great Reset” is to use the coronavirus pandemic as a justification to completely overhaul the entire global economy, including the U.S. economy, to make a more “equitable” world and to fight climate change, which has on numerous occasions been identified as the world’s next great “crisis” by advocates of the plan. In an article published on the World Economic Forum’s website, WEF founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab said, “Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism.” ...
In the 2018–19 Global Shapers annual report, four key “partners” are listed, including the far-left Climate Reality Project (CRP), which has worked with the Global Shapers Community to “participate in global climate trainings.” None other than former U.S. Vice President Al Gore co-founded the Climate Reality Project, and he still serves as the organization’s chairman. In the 2019 annual report for Gore’s Climate Reality Project, CRP reported, “we train these inspiring individuals [in the Global Shapers Community] to connect climate issues with key fights like hunger and social justice.”
Gore on what is needed to meet UN emission goals: "The annual reductions would be significant, on the order of what we've seen with the pandemic. And yes, that does seem daunting. However, we do have the opportunity to make some fairly dramatic changes."
Gore praises governments banning car engines: "There are some 45 jurisdictions around the world -- national, regional and municipal -- where laws have been passed beginning a phaseout of internal combustion engines. Even India said that by 2030, less than 10 years from now, it will be illegal to sell any new internal combustion engines in India. There are many other examples."
Researchers from Bar-Ilan University say pandemic-related health policy guidelines remind them of conditions that existed during the Holocaust. This includes long periods of isolation and separation from family members...The survey reveals levels of PTSD and loneliness are much higher in Holocaust survivors. Over 50 percent of Holocaust survivors reported feeling lonely.
"The probability of a 100-year flood event is now so rare it has only been occurring once every 358 years on average since 1970." ...
"In present-day conditions, 100-year flood events have globally become so rare that they now (since 1970) only occur once every 358 years on average. And 50-year floods only occur once every 152 years on average.
With the cooler climate conditions of the 1970s, there was a 45% probability that a 50-year flood would occur. In today’s conditions, however, there is only an 18% chance that a 50-year flood will occur."