Coronavirus knocks alleged climate crisis out of the headlines

Posted: March 8, 2020 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, Emissions
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CO2 is not pollution


What a drag for climate alarmists. Anyone who thinks we have ‘carbon pollution’ (see below) has a terminology problem, so can’t be much of an expert. They’re now going all-out to pretend carbon dioxide is affecting air quality, an obvious absurdity as vegetation depends on it for growth, aka photosynthesis. Should we believe these ‘experts’ don’t know that?
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Economic shock waves from the coronavirus outbreak have curbed carbon pollution from China and beyond, says Phys.org, but hopes for climate benefits from the slowdown are likely to be dashed quickly, experts say.

As governments prepare to spend their way out of the crisis, including with large infrastructure projects, global warming concerns will be little more than an afterthought, dwarfed by a drive to prop up a stuttering world economy, they say.

Preparations for a make-or-break climate summit in November are already off track, with host Britain focused on its Brexit transition, and the challenge to its health system of the gathering epidemic.

Like an unintended lab experiment, the global health emergency demonstrates the cause-and-effect relationship that drives global warming.

In the four weeks up to March 1, China’s discharge of CO2 fell 200 million tonnes, or 25 percent, compared to the same period last year, according to the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA)—equivalent to annual CO2 emissions from Argentina, Egypt or Vietnam.

As the country’s economy slowed to a crawl, coal consumption at power plants in China declined by 36 percent, and the use of oil at refineries by nearly as much.

Other major economies are bound to sputter too.

The outbreak has already drained stock markets of $9 trillion in value, and could end up costing the global economy up to $2.7 trillion, according to Bloomberg Economics.

“When you turn off the global fossil fuel economy, greenhouse gas emissions go down, air quality improves,” said Jon Erickson, a professor of sustainability science and policy at the University of Vermont.

But any climate silver lining will be short-lived, experts warn.

Full report here.

Comments
  1. JB says:

    “Our figures show approximately four and one half million hospital admissions annually due to the adverse reactions to drugs. Further, the average hospital patient has as much as thirty percent chance, depending how long he is in, of doubling his stay due to adverse drug reactions.”–Milton Silverman, M.D. Professor of Pharmacology, University of California

    “…approximately 7,452 people die every day in the United States. In other words, a person dies in the US approximately every 12 seconds.”

    CBS News, March 4: “The number of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. rose to nine on Tuesday, according to health officials. All of the deaths occurred in Washington state.” [Patient deaths are deployed to sell the coronavirus story Mar 4 by Jon Rappoport]

    What “gathering epidemic”?

  2. ivan says:

    If I was a conspiracy theorist I would question the number of people that die if ‘the flu’ each year and how many die of this ‘epidemic’ a year. I would also question what is there in common between the IPCC and WHO especially since the ‘the sky is falling’ mantra of the IPCC is losing ground in many countries and like all good religions the UN has to have a fall back position that will keep the money rolling in.

  3. gds44 says:

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  4. It doesn't add up... says:

    An interesting chemical analysis of the role of soap in attacking viruses:

  5. stpaulchuck says:

    Ivan, the H1N1 virus was much deadlier.

    pretty much no kid under 10 is even getting this one. Most all the deaths are the very old and those with significant medical issues like emphysema which ANY flu would aggravate to possible pneumonia.The ‘ordinary’ flu earlier killed more in the US than this has (so far).