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Time To Quarantine Fake Corona And Energy News-Paul Driessen

April 7, 2020

By Paul Homewood

 

 

Re-post from Climate Change Dispatch:

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Some 40,000 children slave away in Chinese-operated Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) mines, digging out cobalt for cell phones, laptops, Teslas, and Green New Deal technologies, the London-based Guardian has reported.

They’re exposed constantly to toxic and radioactive mud, dust, water, and air. Blood and respiratory diseases, birth defects, cancer, paralysis and death by suffocation are common. Other investigators have confirmed the horrors. But human rights violations continue.

Unfortunately, other Guardian stories are a bizarre mix of fact, fake news, junk science, conjecture, and nonsense.

“Is our destruction of nature responsible for COVID-19?” a recent headline blared, adding: “As habitat and biodiversity loss increase globally, the coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics.” The story blamed the destruction and virus on road building, mining and logging.

 

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19 Comments
  1. NeverReady permalink
    April 7, 2020 11:17 am

    …not to mention the Corporate resource grabs over the 25-30 civil war in the DRC that cost around 50 million lives, but gotta get that low-cost low-energy carbon neutral sustainable battery working…

  2. April 7, 2020 11:25 am

    “Some 40,000 children slave away in Chinese-operated Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) mines, digging out cobalt for cell phones, laptops, Teslas, and Green New Deal technologies, the London-based Guardian has reported.They’re exposed constantly to toxic and radioactive mud, dust, water, and air. Blood and respiratory diseases, birth defects, cancer, paralysis and death by suffocation are common. Other investigators have confirmed the horrors. But human rights violations continue.”

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the world’s richest country under the ground in terms of its incredible variety and quantity of mineral deposits. But it is the world’s poorest country above ground where complex and poorly understood combination of culture and internal strife keeps these people dirt poor and always available to dig minerals from under the ground when paid a pittance to do so. These people have been ruthlessly and mercilessly exploited for centuries by the Arabs and the by the West to procure minerals and to provide slave labor. Although the age of slavery has ended slavery in the form of digging out their minerals for foreigners continues. And now that the Chinese are leaving communism behind to embrace capitalism, they too are now playing the DRC mineral game that the West has played for centuries. So what explains the sudden change of heart and the elephant tears for these people now that China has entered the DRC minerals business?

    • dave permalink
      April 7, 2020 12:08 pm

      But covid-19 IS a part of nature, perhaps with a few tweeks from mad scientists.
      And mad scientists, like eco-loons, are also a part of nature.

      Where will it end, and when did it begin?

      One of Conan Doyle’s stories has ‘God’ bathe the Earth with a cloud of disinfectant, which Professor Challenger (Doyle’s version of a sane scientist) aptly compares to a gardener dipping his apples in chlorine wash. Doyle copped out in the story, however; all that happens is that life, including humans, goes into a profound swoon for a few hours.

      I do not how Science has degenerated in just 88 years from the following brisk, brief, common sense to the present certifiable nonsense:

      “Climatology in a Nutshell.”

      ftp://ftp.library.noaa.gov/docs.lib/htdocs/rescue/whytheweather/1932/19320916.pdf

      • April 7, 2020 12:57 pm

        Thank you dave. Very interesting thought provoking comment.

    • Justin Ert permalink
      April 7, 2020 1:48 pm

      It’s all capitalism’s fault. Curse the day that China embraced it. If only us evil capitalists hadn’t influenced the pure CCP. They would never have seen our example and followed us. It’s not their fault – it’s ours. Yawn. Nice pic, are you a bot?

      • April 7, 2020 2:53 pm

        Interesting analysis sir. Thank you. It was Nixon that derailed chinese communism and this is where it has gone.

        Not a bot sir.

  3. Bertie permalink
    April 7, 2020 12:10 pm

    Paradoxically, China will most likely come out of this in a stronger position economically, as the rest of the world beggars itself in the face of a flu epidemic. As corvid-19 was developed in a laboratory in Wuhan one has to wonder whether its transmission into the outside world was deliberate or accidental.

    • Gamecock permalink
      April 7, 2020 12:48 pm

      “As corvid-19 was developed in a laboratory”

      Citation needed.

      • Bertie permalink
        April 7, 2020 1:23 pm

        The laboratory in question has published scientific papers on it.

  4. David permalink
    April 7, 2020 12:54 pm

    Was it dropped from planes or satellite?

    • Bertie permalink
      April 7, 2020 2:59 pm

      Neither was needed to distribute novichok!

  5. Broadlands permalink
    April 7, 2020 1:57 pm

    The virus should be giving the climate alarmists a wake-up call by simulating the rapid lowering of CO2 emissions they have been constantly protesting and clamoring for. This quick reduction in the use of fuels in world-wide transportation has created social and economic devastation. This is a dress rehearsal for their ‘green’ demands should they not get the message and continue after the virus is contained. Renewables are not transporting very much very far.

    • jack broughton permalink
      April 7, 2020 4:09 pm

      I wonder if there is any way of detecting the effects of the de-industrialisation phase and low transport on the environment, it can be regarded as a sort of atmospheric experiment. The CO2 level in the atmosphere should reduce (if it is actually anthropogenic in origin), but probably not enough to register above the noise.
      I guess that any changes that favour the meja hype will be trumpeted loudly while opposite changes will be weather!

  6. MrGrimNasty permalink
    April 7, 2020 5:23 pm

    This is an important question for which as yet there is no reliable data?

    https://www.physiciansweekly.com/mortality-rate-of-covid-19-patients-on-ventilators/

    I suspect it is very high indeed, it may well be so high that a lack of ventilators is almost irrelevant, and the shutdown to reduce peak demand is almost pointless, because the vast majority of patients will have lived or died regardless once they reached the high level ICU care stage.

  7. April 7, 2020 5:26 pm

    Paul Driessen – one of my favourite writers/authors after the one and only Christopher Booker.

  8. Vernon E permalink
    April 7, 2020 7:03 pm

    Before getting holier than thou, lets remember that Sir John Horton, one of the originators of all this (first head of the IPCC and lead author of the first assessment report), is on record that global warming is a warning from God to change our ways.

  9. MrGrimNasty permalink
    April 7, 2020 9:12 pm

    Interesting.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52197594

    • john cooknell permalink
      April 8, 2020 5:43 am

      The chances of dying from Covid 19 are not much altered by interventions from intensive care. If the bug has your number, whoever you are, you have had it.

      But in this case the government are being honest, they tell us quite clearly the lockdown is only an attempt to slow down transmission rates, it does not stop you catching the bug, that will happen to us all sooner or later.

      Some say we should have followed Korea, but they only test and follow contacts of those with symptoms, they do not test asymptomatic people who are spreading the virus, So why does it appear to work? perhaps the law of unintended consequences has a hand. The only bug in Korea that spreads is a less virulent form, every one gets it and becomes immune to the virulent form.

      There still is not a test to show how many people have HAD the virus.

  10. Rosalie Ashby permalink
    April 8, 2020 5:35 am

    A brilliant rebuttal to the Guardian twaddle

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