Links tagged “coronavirus”
- Fear Forever: If You Liked COVID Science, You’ll Love Climate Change Science
Now Democrats are pivoting to climate “science” to justify sweeping government controls over American life.
Like coronavirus, the regulation of carbon dioxide emissions grants politicians enormous power because the greenhouse gas is the byproduct of virtually all daily activity including travel, food production, and construction.
By hyping catastrophic weather events as evidence of warming, the climate establishment hopes to keep the US population in the grip of fear. The Biden administration’s national infrastructure tour, for example, has turned into a climate fear tour as the administration pushes its Green New Deal taking over large sections of the economy.Posted July 4, 20217:52 AM by Marc Morano | Tags: biden, coronavirus, hurricanes, wacky
- COVID Lockdowns exposed: ‘In the sweep of history, intellectuals have specialized in conjuring rationales for why freedom needs to be ended…Every age has generated some fashionable & overriding reason why people cannot be free’
Jeffrey A. Tucker: "In the sweep of history, intellectuals have specialized in conjuring rationales for why freedom needs to be ended in favor of top-state statist forms of social planning. There were religious reasons, genetic reasons, end-of-history reasons, security reasons, and a hundred more. Every age has generated some fashionable and overriding reason why people cannot be free. Public health is the reason of the moment. In this author’s telling, everything we think we know about the social and political order must conform to his number one priority of pathogen avoidance and suppression, while every other concern (such as freedom itself) should take a back seat."
Vinay Prasad correctly writes: “When the history books are written about the use of non-pharmacologic measures during this pandemic, we will look as pre-historic and barbaric and tribal as our ancestors during the plagues of the middle ages.”
As Lord Sumption writes: “There are few more obsessive fanatics than the technocrat who is convinced that he is reordering an imperfect world for its own good.”
- CDC report: ‘Over 70% of the case-patients were contaminated with the virus and fell ill despite ‘always’ wearing a mask’
- Sen. Schumer: Climate crisis ‘will be worse than COVID’ – Dems ready to respond with ‘big, bold action’ unlike anything ‘this world has ever seen before’
Schumer: "Because of global warming, things are getting worse and worse. And I tell my constituents in New York: COVID was horrible, but if we do nothing on climate, starting within a few short years from now, each year will be worse than COVID, and each year will be worse than the previous year." "We know that we can’t let this moment pass us by," he continued. "It’s our time to act. And as majority leader, I have made it clear I will not pass an infrastructure package that does not reduce carbon pollution on a scale commensurate with the urgency of the climate crisis that we face. Plain and simple. And that’s what Democrats intend to do."
Flashback: Dem Sen Majority Leader Schumer urges Biden ‘to call a climate emergency’ – ‘He can do many, many things under the emergency powers…without legislation’
- Wash Times: Climate hyperbolists are finding the pandemic stole their thunder
- How Science Lost the Public’s Trust: Matt Ridley explains how Covid-19 revealed the ‘disconnect between science as a philosophy & science as an institution’
- The Parallel Failures of Covid & Climate Policy: ‘Lockdown policies’ are to COVID what ‘Net-Zero’ is to climate change
- Will fighting climate be next?! NY Gov. Cuomo Seizes Emergency Powers to Fight Gun Violence ‘Public Health’ Emergency – ‘Just like we did with COVID’
Gov. Cuomo: “Just like we did with COVID, New York is going to lead the nation once again with a comprehensive approach to combating and preventing gun violence..."
Democrats have dropped hints that they might use various “public health” emergency declarations as an excuse to grasp power and circumvent the normal legislative process. Democrats have filed a bill to declare a national emergency on climate, for example.
- Watch: Morano on Rebel TV: Lockdowns are ‘a totalitarian policy’ – Warns of coming climate lockdowns
VIdeo here: The Ezra Levant Show - Rebel TV - Broadcast July 6, 2021
Reacting to a public health official from New Zealand who suggested that lockdowns could be used for other diseases or climate change, Marc told Ezra:
This is a lady who is like their communicator on the COVID restrictions. New Zealand is one of the countries who has this zero COVID [policy]. It truly is a totalitarian policy. It cannot be achieved without practicing totalitarianism. Not only have they practiced it in New Zealand, they've mastered it. They're not just out there practicing getting [ready] for the big game — they've done it. And she actually says in that interview, “in order to be a 'good society'” — in other words, you're a good person, a good society, if you support these endless restrictions.
They are ready, they are poised, they are openly talking about moving it onto climate.
- Watch: Biden’s FEMA administrator: ‘You can take simple steps to prepare for hurricanes, including getting the COVID-19 vaccine’
Biden FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell: 'You can take simple steps to prepare for hurricanes, including getting the COVID-19 vaccine'
Definitive Guide to Extreme Weather: No trends or declining trends in hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, droughts, heat waves, disaster losses, wildfires – All peer-reviewed & official sources – By Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.
Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. "Everything you find in this thread. Everything -- is consistent with what has been reported in the IPCC & found in official data and the peer-reviewed literature."
‘Climate Homicide’: New paper in Harvard Env. Law Review calls for ‘prosecuting’ big U.S. oil firms for ‘climate deaths’
UK Guardian: Authors of paper accepted for publication in Harvard Environmental Law Review argue firms are ‘killing members of the public at an accelerating rate’
Climate Homicide: Prosecuting Big Oil For Climate Deaths - Harvard Environmental Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2024
‘Climate homicide’: Could Big Oil be sued for disaster deaths? ‘Prosecuting Big Oil for Climate Death’ urges new paper in the Harvard Environmental Law Review - The paper, “Climate Homicide: Prosecuting Big Oil for Climate Death” — written by Arkush and Donald Braman, an associate professor at George Washington University Law School — will be published next spring in the Harvard Environmental Law Review. “We concluded there aren't really any legal or factual barriers to prosecution,” Arkush said.
Climate Depot's Marc Morano Response: "The wacky world of climate change strikes again! Blaming fossil fuel companies for 'climate homicide' is all part of the plan to merge public health and climate change. We have already seen a doctor diagnose the first patient in the world as suffering from 'climate change' in 2021." See: B.C. doctor clinically diagnoses patient as suffering from ‘climate change’ – ‘Picked up his patient’s chart & penned in the words ‘climate change’
Morano: "Climate change concerns are also limiting medical treatments for patients. We have seen calls for cancer treatments to be cognizant of its 'carbon footprint' and efforts to restrict anesthesia based on climate concerns. We already have academics demanding that 'climate change' be added to death certificates as a cause of death." See: Calls to add ‘climate change’ to death certificates – New study demands ‘climate change’ be added as ‘pre-existing condition’
Morano: "Of course, the reality is exactly the opposite. During the era of fear about 'global warming,' climate-related deaths have dropped dramatically, proving that mankind has adapted to climate change by using the very oil and other fossil fuels that Harvard Law now wants to charge companies with murder over!" See: After 100 years of climate change, ‘climate-related deaths’ approach zero – Dropped by over 99% since 1920
Analysis: The UN’s Newest Climate Report Is A Woke Dumpster Fire Masquerading As Science – ‘Climate justice…Equity & Inclusion…Redistributive policies’
MICHAEL BASTASCH: Variations of the words “equity” and “inequity” appear 31 times in the 36-page (summary) document. Variations of “inclusive” and “inclusion” appear 17 times. The document even mentions “colonialism” and repeatedly refers to climate and social “justice” for “marginalized” groups. ... The UN report also contains an entire section titled “Equity and Inclusion,” which states “[e]quity remains a central element in the UN climate regime.” The report goes on to state that “[r]edistributive policies … that shield the poor and vulnerable, social safety nets, equity, inclusion and just transitions, at all scales can enable deeper societal ambitions and resolve trade-offs with sustainable development goals.” ... The report’s accompanying press release is quite explicit about its goal: “Taking the right action now could result in the transformational change essential for a sustainable, equitable world.” ...
The release goes on to quote one of the report’s authors, who says: “Climate justice is crucial because those who have contributed least to climate change are being disproportionately affected.”
Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry rips new UN climate report ‘Summary for Policy Makers’ as ‘pure politics…weakly justified’ & ‘politicized’