Our Coronavirus Response Shows We Are Not Ready For Climate Induced Pandemics Or Something

You’ve seen this before, right? Something happens and the Cult of Climastrology has to link their cult to it. Well, they’re still going strong with the Coronavirus links

Coronavirus Response Shows the World May Not Be Ready for Climate-Induced Pandemics

For weeks, the second largest economy in the world screeched to a halt. Stunned by the rapid spread of coronavirus (now officially termed COVID-19), roughly half of China’s population welcomed the Lunar New Year in a state of lockdown. City streets — that would have on any other year been filled with festive red lanterns and rosy-cheeked families — laid empty. Shopping malls were abandoned, two of the world’s longest borders were closed, and thousands of travelers around the world were left stranded in quarantine.

Depictions of the “climate apocalypse” often fixate on the temperature changes, sea level rise and proliferation of natural disasters wrought by climate change. Epidemics are an often overlooked outcome that belongs to that future. Medical researchers and climate scientists note that viral outbreaks may become more common with the progression of the climate crisis, which is affecting the movement of humans, animals, and pathogens. Global reactions to the COVID-19 outbreak — which have ignited discussions of sinophobia, paranoia, and scientific misunderstanding, including at Columbia — show that the world may not yet be prepared to deal with these new health crises.

While COVID-19 took the world by surprise and rattled global markets, it offers a potential warning of what lies in store as zoonotic diseases proliferate at greater rates due to climate change. Empty streets and abandoned holidays could become a more frequent occurrence as disease outbreaks, both life-threatening and relatively benign, swarm the globe. Or, for better or worse, the frequency of infectious disease outbreaks could force people to rationalize and normalize the dangers, like with influenza. Regardless of which prediction reigns true, experts acknowledge that climate change will increase the frequency and severity of disease outbreaks. Finding a way to link public fear of epidemics—strong enough to halt the world’s second largest economic empire for several weeks—to changing climate patterns would go a long way to overcoming inertia on fighting the climate crisis.

We can fix this with a tax, you know.

But, you know, they are sorta right on one thing: it does show what happens when an authoritarian government is in charge, which is the type of government the CoC wants.

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18 Responses to “Our Coronavirus Response Shows We Are Not Ready For Climate Induced Pandemics Or Something”

  1. Nighthawk says:

    In just a few short sentences, they went from “MAY become” to “WILL increase”.

    These people have no clue but love to pretend that they do.

    Keep crying WOLF nitwits. Only the gullible and greedy are listening.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    from one of the linked articles:

    I have no evidence that climate change triggered this particular virus to jump from animals to humans at this particular time, or that a warmer planet has helped it spread. That said, it’s pretty clear that, broadly speaking, climate change is likely to lead to an uptick in future epidemics caused by viruses and other pathogens. Scientists have understood for decades that climate change would change the way diseases spread, but, as the planet warms, those hypotheses are being tested and scientists are learning in real time. There are many links between climate change and infectious diseases…

    “… experts acknowledge that climate change will increase the frequency and severity of disease outbreaks.”

    Thank goodness COVID-19 is not especially virulent or humanity would be in full panic, as it spreads throughout the world.

    If we’re lucky it will be just another seasonal flu to be vaccinated against but still killing tens of thousands Americans each year.

    If we’re smart, the GOP won’t sacrifice the NIH, CDC and WHO to enable more tax cuts for millionaires.

    • formwiz says:

      It isn’t.

      It is.

      Straw man. And WHO is the UN.

      (No, Who’s on first…)

      I take it “climate change” is just another euphemism for biological warfare. Funny how all these diseases – SARS, MERS, H5N1 – all originate in the same place.

    • Kye says:

      “… experts acknowledge that climate change will increase the frequency and severity of disease outbreaks.” That’s not only supposition and not “acknowledgement” but I want to know who these “experts” are. Are they from the same Expert Depository as the ones who have made the 10,000 previously incorrect climate predictions over the last 50 years? Is that moron Erlich or his butt buddy Krugman among these “experts”?

      I don’t think you need to worry about the GOP sacrificing the NIH, CDC or WHO to “enable more tax cuts for millionaires” (don’t you commies ever get tired of repeating the same stupid memes, especially you’re running TWO billionaires and SIX millionaires including the elusive communist millionaire for president?). They can’t “sacrifice” the WHO since they don’t control it the UN does (you should know that), CDC and NIH are redundant and should be incorporated or would that be somehow helping millionaires?

      Trump 2020 Stop the left from importing the Corona Virus with immigrants!!!!

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        The trump admin imported COVID-19 with American citizens, not immigrants.

        Would you halt all immigration into the US? How would you monitor the health of American citizens returning from out of the country?

        It’s good to know the US doesn’t support WHO financially any more.

        Only a fool would declare that NIH and CDC are redundant.

        Who are your “experts” claiming that AGW is a hoax?

    • Bill589 says:

      Troll Elwood P. Dowd still spreading his Masters hate and lies here I see.
      “Useful Idiot” fits.

    • Chumpchange says:

      Thank goodness COVID-19 is not especially virulent or humanity would be in full panic, as it spreads throughout the world

      Its got a Rnaught of 4-7. Meaning it can’t be contained.

      60 percent of the world’s population is expected to contract the virus. The Mortality rate of 2 percent equals about 150 million people. The FIRST TIME AROUND THE WORLD.

      Tell that to those 150 million people when pieces of their kidneys, liver and heart are floating through their veins before they die. Tell them that Elwood, tell them to give up their fossil fuels to save the world and be converted to a communist.

      We see how well their socialized medicine works.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Chumpchange is predicting that nearly 5 BILLION humans will contract Covid-19, resulting in 150 MILLION dead.

        Tony Watts and his acolytes disagree with your dire warning.

        https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/02/25/blockbuster-news-from-china-about-covid-19/

        It’s surprising that more commenters here don’t criticize your doom and gloom panic.

        • formwiz says:

          It’s just the latest flu.

          It’s just showing single payer, universal healthcare doesn’t work.

          That’s why Bolshevik Bunny wants to deflect chump’s comment.

          A quote from the head WHO guy (Wat’s on second) currently in Red China. Whether you want to trust anybody from the UN or anybody with a Red Chinese rifle aimed at his back is your biz.

          We’re encouraged by the continued decline in cases in China.. …They found that the epidemic peaked and plateaued between the 23rd of January and the 2nd of February (I don’t know’s on third), and has been declining steadily since then.

          China’s 77 thousand cases sounds like a large number, but it is a small fraction of China’s 1.4 billion people. That is true even if the true number infected is twice as large, or even (implausibly) five times as large.

          They found that the fatality rate is between 2% and 4% in Wuhan, and 0.7% outside Wuhan.

          The fatality rate in the developed nations will certainly be lower than that in China outside Wuhan (medical facilities in Wuhan are overwhelmed), although the estimate of a 0.7% fatality rate might be wrong. Original estimates were over 2% (e.g., here). If proven correct, this is great news.

          They found that for people with mild disease, recovery time is about two weeks, while people with severe or critical disease recover within three to six weeks.

          PS The market is in a tizzy because people are being shown just how tenuous doing business with the Reds really is.

          PPS chump is going by the same figures handed out by the UN (the same numbers in Idiot’s link), so we’re still talking of a kill rate of about 50M at .7%. Baghdadi Bunny needs to read his links and do a little math before posting them.

          It won’t hurt us here much because we can all go to the family doctor. If you have to go to your NHS clinic and take a number, you could be in a lot of trouble.

  3. formwiz says:

    I wasn’t aware the climate was contained in a level 4 bio-warfare lab down the road from Wuhan.

    • Chumpchange says:

      He is following Chuck Shurmers bullshit speech about trump asking for money to fight the virus.

      Too little, too late says Shurmer when our country has a whopping 59 cases all in quarntines and all but 6 of those were flown from overseas back the USA.

      The Democrats are incredible douchebags. They have an overriding talking point that drives them daily.

      Never let a good crisis go to waste. In a week the left and the MSM will declare that Trump will have conspired with PUTIN to release an American Virus on the world to get rid of Muslims and blacks so he can create a communist party in the USA and declare himself king for ever and ever.

  4. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    The only pandemic we face is the spread of Trump Derangement Syndrome and a dishonest media.
    Corona virus not so much.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/02/25/blockbuster-news-from-china-about-covid-19/

    Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  5. Chumpchange says:

    Your right. Everything is just fine. Don’t prepare. I have been lying all this time.

    Nothing to see here. WHO CLAIMS: Coronavirus could infect two-thirds of the globe, top scientist says

    So says Ira Longini, a World Health Organisation adviser who tracked studies of the virus’s transmissibility in China. His estimate implies that there could eventually be billions of more infections than the current official tally of about 60,000.

    AS FOR WHO. They are bitches to the Chinese government. China is trying to get their people back to work and WHO is saying…yeah it’s bad…yeah its disease X…Oh wait, no, wait we are hearing from China…Okay then, never mind it’s all better. China has heroically succeeded in fixing everything. All praise to the communist Truth bearers.

    The country’s top infectious disease doctor says the coronavirus is “almost certainly going to be a pandemic.”

    Health experts sounded the alarm Friday over the worldwide threat of the coronavirus, with officials warning of its “likely” community spread in the United States and the World Health Organization cautions that “the window of opportunity is narrowing” for containing the outbreak worldwide.

    Meanwhile:

    MAYO CLINIC….yeah I know its a website full of liars and preppers.

    https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/covid-19-moving-toward-a-pandemic/

    “We are moving toward SARS-CoV-2 being a pandemic virus,” says Dr. Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high globally and across the U.S.

    FROM THE NIH and Australia’s epidemiology center.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/32086938/?i=4&from=/trending

    CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that we did not learn from the two prior epidemics of coronavirus and were ill-prepared to deal with the challenges the COVID-19 epidemic has posed. Future research should attempt to address the uses and implications of internet of things (IoT) technologies for mapping the spread of infection.
    © The Author(s) 2020; all rights reserved. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Epidemiological Association.

    NOTICE THE AUTHORS. REAL DOOMSDAYERS RUNNING A BLOG FROM THEIR BASEMENT!

    A National Institute of Health official warned Sunday the fast-moving spread of a new coronavirus is on the “verge” of a pandemic unless containment isn’t successful.

    In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, said currently 24 countries have over 500 cases of COVID-19.

    Another doomsdayer prepper reporting from his basement.

    CDC is preparing for the ‘likely’ spread of coronavirus in the US, officials say

    As for Watts up with that publishing a post out of China claiming it is the truth???

    Are you people not even following this thing?

    S. Korea on lockdown. Japan on Lockdown. Italy on lockdown. Iran on Lockdown. China on Lockdown. Vietnam locked down and entire neighborhood of 10k citizens and since then not a peep.

    But I Agree. Do nothing. Don’t prepare. Everything is always fine in the USA. Nothing to see here. I am just a doomsdayer. Gotcha.

    I’m going to my bunker now. Good luck.

    • formwiz says:

      Cool down, dude.

      This isn’t the 1850s and we’re not talking cholera.

      So far, only 10 deaths outside Red China. Yeah, the prospect of 50M dead is pretty scary, but they’re extrapolating from figures based on what the Red Chinese are telling them.

      So far, it looks like we’ve got this contained. I got sick on board a cruise ship a couple of weeks ago, and I’m doing fine.

      I’d take anything the Feds (CDC, NIH, HHS, Why’s our left fielder) say with a grain of salt, and, of course, be skeptical of what the UN or Red China says.

      It’s like TX in the 1850s. The only ones who took it on the chin were the Comanches. Similar thing here.

      • Nighthawk says:

        I agree. With the way the AGW scam has gone, these ‘great thinkers’ have learned that the scarier the doom predictions are, the more money they get.

    • david7134 says:

      My thoughts on this virus, you can’t do a darn thing until a jab is developed. An effort can be made to contain the virus, but that is a joke. Having watched a large number of alarms in my numerous years, I can assure you that this is the typical panic generated by the press to sell commercials. The virus my be very dangerous. If so, you may die. If not, but stocks, great time to do so.

  6. formwiz says:

    I noticed that, too.

    Too bad our cases are in the middle double digits and no fatalities. Can’t raise much of a scare with that.

    Unless we’re all planning on summering in Red China.

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