Well, at least someones having fun during this epidemic.
“Earth Day” brought out the climate ghouls, who helpfully pointed out that Covid had done in three months what decades of their activism couldn’t – “cleaned up” the world by dumping a lot of it into poverty.
Thunberg, the 17-year-old Swedish climate evangelist, did caution her fellow warriors not to be too “optimistic” about the pause in carbon pollution because the so-called climate crisis “is not slowing down.”
But other activists seized the pandemic opportunity to push their agenda, as Democrats tried to shoehorn their Green New Deal into economic relief bills.
“Neither Greenpeace, nor Greta Thunberg, nor any other individual or collective organization have achieved so much in favor of the health of the planet in such a short time,” Spanish scientist Martín López Corredoira crowed on the Science 2.0 blog.
Just as I’ve observed that support for drastic lockdowns (outside of hotspots and groups of the very vulnerable) are tightly correlated with people with government paychecks or show-biz residuals, the whole notion of profiting politically from the pandemic is closely related to class privilege.