The Coming Climate Lockdowns

In 2018, the World Health Organization declared, “Climate change is the greatest health challenge of the 21st century, and threatens all aspects of the society in which we live.”

In the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Marc Morano writes that the proposed response to climate change will be the same as the response to COVID.

The entire world shut down. Airline travel ground to a halt. Morano quotes Spanish scientist Martín López Corredoira: “Neither Greenpeace, nor Greta Thunberg, nor any other individual or collective organization have achieved so much in favor of the health of the planet in such a short time…. A miracle happened…. It is certainly not very good for the economy in general, but it is fantastic for the environment.”

Both with climate change and COVID-19, science has been co-opted to support policy. Morano states. “The National Climate Assessment…picks years and data points as needed to justify a policy. With COVID-19, the public must be kept in fear in order for the public health bureaucracy to exert the kind of control they have wanted for decades.” Constantly publishing death tolls is a tactic climate activists would like to mimic, Morano suggests, citing a list of conditions, including cancer and car crashes, which might be linked to climate change.

“The response to COVID-19 has mutated into totalitarianism,” Morano concludes. He asks whether there is any hope for overcoming the symbiotic public health/climate change agenda. Massive amounts are invested in it. But, he writes. “We have reason, logic, and science on our side. We need only courage, resolve, and hard work, and we will prevail.”

The full article can be read here.

Forbes published a report in March 2021 introducing the concept to the public:


Published in Nature Climate Changethe report found that carbon emissions fell by about 2.6 billion metric tons in 2020, or roughly a 7% drop from the previous year, a historic decrease.

However, researchers said further drops in carbon output—1 billion to 2 billion metric tons per year—are needed for global emissions to meet the safe worldwide temperature range defined by the Paris Agreement to dodge the effects of climate change.

That’s roughly the equivalent of a coronavirus-pandemic-scale lockdown once every two years, researchers said.

Despite causing the swift drop in emissions, researchers wrote the lockdowns will not yield lasting improvement because the measures had little effect on the larger fossil fuel-based infrastructure that sustains the global economy.

Researchers wrote the course of global emissions could be redirected if world governments invest in green energy and divest from fossil fuels in the years after the pandemic.

Sources: Forbes, KPVI

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