British Empire’s Economist Hails COVID-19 for Cleansing the Earth of Human Activity
April 1, 2020 (EIRNS)—“COVID-19 and Climate Change: The Epidemic Provides a Chance To Do Good by the Climate,” The Economist, wrote on March 26. This magazine has functioned since its founding in 1843 as a key mouthpiece for the British Empire, and here it baldly expresses the Malthusian population-reduction intent of the British “climate change” fraud.
“As human activity grinds to a halt, natural rhythms resume,” it proclaims. Venetian canals are cleaner, while “around the world, levels of toxic air pollutants are dropping as places go into lockdown in an attempt to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing a pandemic of a new disease called COVID-19. Emissions of greenhouse gases are following a similar pattern.”
The Economist points to how nitrogen-dioxide and carbon dioxide concentrations have fallen over China’s Hubei province, Italy’s Po Valley, and now, New York City. These are the areas where the coronavirus has killed or is now killing the most people, and where industry and economies have been brought to a halt, but, gloats The Economist, “an optimist might see these changes as a silver lining to what is an extremely dark cloud.”
That optimism, it warns, however, “would depend on [the changes] being sustained when things return to normal.”
The weekly’s editors worry that countries will surge ahead with industrial and scientific development, when the pandemic is defeated. It asserts that the 2008-2009 financial breakdown also lowered worldwide CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and cement production, but a year later, emissions were growing again, and by the end of 2010, annual emissions were greater than they had ever been.
The Economist blames rapid economic growth in China and India for that earlier outcome, and insists this must not happen this time. The “green” agenda —decarbonization, deindustrialization and depopulation— must win out.