“Given the focus on COVID-19 infection rates and death tolls, it appears the climate activists in academia may want in on the scary and emotional death toll counts in order to draw attention back to their climate cause,” Mr. Morano explained.
"It's frightening that AOC would be in charge of the Democratic Party's climate task force," responds Marc Morano, a skeptic of man-made climate change. "What this means is Joe Biden is all in on the Green New Deal."
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,” said Climate Depot’s Marc Morano. “The climate activists led by Podesta, Kerry, Holdren and Steyer are desperate to keep ‘climate change’ alive in the presidential campaign, so they are trying to tie climate to COVID and blame both on President Trump.”
With the coronavirus outbreak, however, Democrats and climate activists have sought to whip up outrage by “morphing viral fears into climate fears,” said Mr. Morano, whose “Climate Hustle 2” is expected to be released by early June.
“They are jealous of the swift, all-encompassing virus-induced lockdowns, and they want in on the action,” he said in an email. “Podesta has suspended science and common sense in claims to hold President Trump ‘accountable’ for ‘both COVID-19 and the climate crisis.’ This is all nothing more than lowbrow election-year politicking.”
ClimateDepot.com editor Marc Morano, the world's most-quoted climate realist, commented on the growing extremism of climate alarmists celebrating coronavirus as an opportunity to re-shape the world. “If you like living under the coronavirus fears and government-mandated lockdowns, then you'll love living your life under a 'climate emergency',” Morano said in a special report compiling quotes from alarmists. Indeed, governments' ostensible responses to coronavirus have already enacted many long-sought goals of the climate movement, he explained, pointing to shutting down air travel, stopping economic growth, reduced energy consumption, and more.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (who formerly led Socialist International): “Addressing climate change and Covid-19 simultaneously and at enough scale requires a response stronger than any seen before to safeguard lives and livelihoods. A recovery from the coronavirus crisis must not take us just back to where we were last summer. It is an opportunity to build more sustainable and inclusive economies and societies.” - "I am proposing six climate-positive actions for governments to consider once they go about building back their economies, societies and communities. First: As we spend trillions to recover from Covid-19, we must deliver new jobs and businesses through a clean, green transition. Investments must accelerate the decarbonization of all aspects of our economy...We must act now to tackle the coronavirus globally for all of our sakes — and, at the same time, pursue immediate ambitious climate action for a cleaner, greener, more prosperous and equitable world."
NYT: A recent online conference asking, “Is the Coronavirus Lockdown the Future Environmentalists Want?” At the meeting, Marc Morano, who runs Climate Depot, a website that is funded by the fossil fuel industry and promotes the denial of climate science, said: “What is the Green New Deal if you think about it? It’s just one giant national recession.”