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Climate Crisis RIP

April 2, 2020

By Paul Homewood


Well worth reading Pierre Gosselin’s opinion piece on how COVID-19 has put the climate scare into perspective:


  1. Jackington permalink
    April 2, 2020 11:50 am

    I hope he is right but the climate hysteria mob will not go down without a fight; even in the thick of the Coronavirus crisis they continue to pedal absurdities like Climate Change is causing the wings of nightingales to shrink thus restricting their travel plans so we in the UK will never see them again. Give me strength! On the other hand I being “vulnerable” am likely to be struck down any day now but these priceless statements from the green blob raise my spirits wonderfully.

    • April 2, 2020 11:57 am

      Is it any wonder that critical thinking is no longer taught nor allowed?

  2. dougbrodie1 permalink
    April 2, 2020 11:50 am

    The news that COP26 has been put off for a year is a first step in the right direction.

    If climate change really were “the biggest threat facing humanity over the long term” surely the climate change brigade would not waste a year doing nothing about it! Surely they should stick to their schedule and do it all by video conferencing.

    But they won’t because their fake climate crisis has been “trumped” by a real crisis (Covid-19). And video conferencing would be no good for them because they rely on having 20,000 delegates (at hard-pressed taxpayer expense) gathered together in a massive congregation to proclaim their fake message to the world. Anyone who supports this charade is supporting their push for dystopian radical socialist world dominance and control.

    These fanatics have relied on public gullibility and brainwashing to promote their climate change revolution but that is not going to work in future. The economic destruction resulting from Covid-19 means that the public will no longer accept totally unjustified hair shirt climate change plans such as net zero emissions, estimated to cost an eye-watering £1 trillion or more for the UK. In any case the non-Western world will never follow suit so unilateral UK decarbonisation would be doubly pointless. The days of the political elite taking the general public for fools on their fake climate emergency are coming to an end.

    For arguments against the UK net zero emissions policy which the current (Sharma) and previous (Leadsom) UK Energy Secretary have both failed to acknowledge see

    • Matt Dalby permalink
      April 3, 2020 12:05 am

      According to Channel 4 news tonight climate change is still a much bigger threat. Their piece asked the question “once we have solved the small problem of COVID-19 can we solve the bigger problem of climate change?”. This is the sort of insensitive crap that could be expected from environmental groups but to here it from a once respected news outlet was disgusting but not altogether suprising. They felt that the postponement of COP26 was a good thing as Trump may not be in power next year making it easier to get a deal.

  3. John Palmer permalink
    April 2, 2020 11:57 am

    Paul… have you not heard of Triffids!!!

  4. Michael permalink
    April 2, 2020 12:01 pm

    Hi Paul,
    A gaming youtuber has just made a video on Plague Inc, perhaps slightly close to the wire at the moment, but now using an option on spreading fake news. The game ticks all the boxes for how the climate alarmists operate. Amusing and alarming at the same time.

  5. Tim Spence permalink
    April 2, 2020 12:07 pm

    It was never about the climate, it was only ever about power. This passing bandwaggon will suffice for these people to hitch onto and the bombardment of economies and civil liberties will continue.

  6. Tom Carr permalink
    April 2, 2020 12:12 pm

    Interesting to read what Gosselin has to say and struck by one of his commentators referring to starvation as though the recent productivity statistics were unknown. Strange.

    Strange too that the Climate Crisis adherents are still not being recognised for the obsessives that they are. Quite recently a UK politician was reported and broadcast about the limited future for he internal combustion engine in terms of what the market will be allowed to sell. That ‘bus left without him as far as the public and likely democratic support are concerned. The man has a ‘tin ear’.

    • David Virgo permalink
      April 2, 2020 1:55 pm

      Shame the authors of that report have chosen to ignore continental drift.

      • Malcolm Skipper permalink
        April 2, 2020 2:33 pm

        At the end of the article:

        Professor Gerrit Lohmann, a climate modeller at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Germany and study co-author, said: “Before our study, the general assumption was that the global carbon dioxide concentration in the Cretaceous was roughly 1,000 ppm (parts per million).

        “But in our model-based experiments, it took concentration levels of 1,120 to 1,680 ppm to reach the average temperatures back then in the Antarctic.”

  7. David permalink
    April 2, 2020 12:27 pm

    I think we should not count our chickens. These alarmist junkies will be eager to pick up where they left off. BUT one possible outcome could be that being confined indoors sensible people might be giving a little more thought to the crazy alarmist claims

  8. April 2, 2020 12:31 pm

    The always imaginary climate crisis has only temporarily gone under the radar since there’s too much (dirty) money in it, e.g., the wind tubines and electric cars and tax receipts.

    • April 2, 2020 12:50 pm

      “The always imaginary climate crisis has only temporarily gone under the radar”,
      Yes sir, and they are planning their return at higher and higher levels of fear until we surrender.

    • cajwbroomhill permalink
      April 2, 2020 1:07 pm

      The UK economy, wrecked by Covid-19, cannot afford to return to the grotesque waste from reacting to AGW.
      That might even penetrate our politicos’ thinking once the genuine virus crisis is over.

      • Bertie permalink
        April 3, 2020 3:21 pm

        What AGW?

  9. dennisambler permalink
    April 2, 2020 12:37 pm

    They won’t go away, but governments may be less willing to make committments:

    The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) along with the UK government, which is serving as the COP26 Presidency, on Wednesday announced it will be postponing the Glasgow negotiations and the exact date will be determined following consultation with parties.

    “The world is facing an unprecedented global challenge & countries are rightly focusing on fighting #COVID19. Due to this, #COP26 has been postponed,” Indian-origin Alok Sharma, UK”s Minister to lead the crucial UN climate talks, announced on Twitter.

    “We will continue working with partners to deliver the ambition needed to tackle the climate crisis and agree a new date,” he added.

    For Paris Agreement architect and CEO of the European Climate Foundation, Laurence Tubiana, public health and safety must come first now.

    “The UK Presidency and all governments should use this time to design resilient recovery and transition plans that consider climate, biodiversity, development and social justice in an integrated way.

    “This crisis has shown that international cooperation and solidarity are essential to protect global well-being and peace. COP26 next year should become a centrepiece of revitalized global cooperation,” the French economist added.”

  10. April 2, 2020 12:54 pm

    “We will continue working with partners to deliver the ambition needed to tackle the climate crisis”

    The UN’s fascination with the word “ambition” is a curious thing.

  11. Broadlands permalink
    April 2, 2020 1:43 pm

    When will they get the message that lowering our carbon emissions is what the corona virus is causing? Transportation has been sharply curtailed and the social and economic devastation is severe. When business returns to normal will these ‘leaders’ return to their incessant demand that we lower carbon emissions to zero, net-zero, by 2050? Do they expect the result to be different when transportation is maintained by renewables? This virus-induced simulation should be a wake-up call that the Paris plan to save the planet cannot work in the real world.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      April 2, 2020 2:44 pm

      Remember you are dealing with shallow stupid people who want to be seen ‘doing something’ and so won’t be able to connect the destruction of the economy by the virus is what their global warming policies will also achieve. I do think they will find it a harder sell when people have had a genuine fear of dying what harm can a bit of warmth do?

  12. Eric Johnson permalink
    April 2, 2020 9:30 pm

    Reading between the lines, am I seeing that the latest export from China will save, maybe…, western civilization?

  13. kathy marquard permalink
    April 3, 2020 6:32 am

    honestly, I am amazed that climate change is not being blamed for covid-19

    • johnrmcd permalink
      April 3, 2020 9:04 am

      It has been … by a foolish Labor ex-Premier of New South Wales.

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