German public law professor Thomas Schomerus of Leuphana University: “The fight against the virus can set an example in the fight against global warming." ... The public can be convinced “to accept even the most serious encroachments on fundamental rights." The only thing that is needed for the public acceptance of “stringent measures”, says Schomerus is communication made “in a transparent, comprehensible, science-based and multimedia-based manner”. If this is done, he writes, “the population will be prepared to accept even the most serious encroachments on fundamental rights.”
He writes that the concern about the future of children and grandchildren “can be just as convincing” as the fear of death by the Coronavirus.
"There’s an assumption out there that if you “accept” the science of climate change, you are obliged to support drastic measures to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This is not true. The one does not follow from the other. Mainstream science and economics do not support much of the current climate policy agenda and certainly not the radical extremes demanded by activist groups."