James Delingpole: 'This mantra is being used. It’s everywhere and it’s frightening. Here are some recent examples:
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): "Building Back Better: why we must think of the next generation."
UNEP financial arm: "...as economies recover from the crisis and build back better."
Friends of the Earth, Europe: “EU Council: Governments must act together to ‘build back better'”
"If you thought the nightmare was going to end once the coronavirus scare passed, think again: it’s only just beginning. The greens and the globalists aren’t about to let a crisis going to waste. This is the moment they have been waiting for. And don’t expect much resistance from politicians – even ones wearing the ‘Conservative’ label, like Boris Johnson. They’re part of the problem."
CNN reports: "People are starting to realize that we are actually depending on science and that we need to listen to scientists and experts." -Teen activist Greta Thunberg on how people are reacting to science and what that means for the climate crisis.
Reuters: Figueres, one of the signatories of the open letter for a “people’s vaccine”, said working together to find a solution to the pandemic was an opportunity “to exercise the muscle of international cooperation which is critical for climate change”. ...
Should we Celebrate! Global economic collapse amid lockdowns means we can meet UN Paris pact! -
Reuters: Global emissions of climate-changing gases are expected to drop 8% this year, according to the International Energy Agency. That is a touch more than the 7.6% drop scientists say is needed each year this decade to meet the Paris accord goal of holding global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times.
"The report, written for the science-policy website IPBES, said: 'Rampant deforestation, uncontrolled expansion of agriculture, intensive farming, mining and infrastructure development, as well as the exploitation of wild species have created a 'perfect storm' for the spillover of diseases.' "
The scientists warned that we have a small window of opportunity in overcoming the challenges of the current crisis 'to avoid sowing the seeds of future ones'.
Government fund recovery packages to bolster failing economies must be used to strengthen environmental protection. Relaxing environmental standards 'without requiring urgent and fundamental change essentially subsidises the emergence of future pandemics', they said.
Governments should not use taxpayer cash to rescue fossil fuel companies and carbon-intensive industries, but should devote economic rescue packages for the coronavirus crisis to businesses that cut greenhouse gas emissions and create green jobs, the UN secretary general has urged.
“Where taxpayers’ money is used to rescue businesses, it must be creating green jobs and sustainable and inclusive growth,” said António Guterres, speaking at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, a virtual meeting of more than 30 governments on the climate crisis, which concluded on Tuesday. “It must not be bailing out outdated, polluting, carbon-intensive industries.”
The United Nations has taken time out during the coronavirus pandemic to introduce its "the drowning font" to raise awareness of "global warming." The UNFCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) explained on April 20: "In the fight against #ClimateChange, science is our common language. German designer @yigitkaragoz has developed a font that visually reflects the risk of global warming." The UN released an abomination showing the letters in the alphabet being flooded with rising blue waters under the heading "Garamond Warming."
Commenters on Twitter were having none of this: "How about a font that goes brown due to bullshit, or red due to climate communism?"
Another wrote to the UN: "I can still spell ITS BOLLOCKS, but now with itty bitty wavelets."