There are 2 chapters in my book (shameless plug) The Weaponization of Weather in the Phony Climate War,

Chapter 10: COVID-19/Climate-Change Alliance Weaponization

Chapter 11: The False Equivalency Between Climate Change & COVID-19

that foresaw the linkage that was easy to see coming, between the fear whipped up by Covid, (certainly with some validity) and how to use that to link to climate change and whip up that fear.

Well our favorite non meteorologist prognosticator of extremes with Covid (again some right, some not so right) has now thrown down the gauntlet and stepped into it…where “it” is what was opined in my book and on this very site.

Here it is:

Fauci: “We have entered the Pandemic Era” because of Climate Change.

Now this is fascinating on many levels having nothing to do with climate.

  1. If there are more people on the planet, largely because of man’s progress, would not there be a much larger population pool for viruses to spread to? Fauci’s statement is the same kind of strange logic as Al Gore, etal, when they say damage is rising from storms. If there are more people and property in places where there were not, then guess what, even with no increase in storms, there is going to be more damage. Well, more people, more sickness.

Did you know for instance that more people are dying now than ever before in human history? And that is with no increase in the % of total population that eventually dies. Must be climate change. That is the kind of logic here that is being used. And no one in the mainstream media stops and says, wait a minute, if you have more people living, are not more people open to getting sick?

2)Given the life expectancy now is some 35 years or so longer than the a pandemic like the Spanish flu, how is it climate change is responsible when if we had the same life expectancy as the “good old days” (circa 1918) not nearly as many people would have died since the vast majority of the deaths were with people aged 15-34?

  1. How is it viruses thrive in colder climates, not warmer. Is it not intuitive that a warmer climate would mean viruses would not thrive where its warm. As far as melting in far north areas that would allow dormant viruses to spring to life, the very fact that they are in such cold areas in the first place should at least get one to question the validity of saying a warmer climate would mean more pandemics. And here is an inconvenient question that needs an answer. If warmth is so deadly why is it so many people are living where its warmer, putting themselves in harms way?

Fauci’s climate pandemic comments more predictable than weather

And another inconvenient observation: If we look at the warming the last 30 years, guess where the lions share has been? WHERE PEOPLE DON’T LIVE!

Fauci’s climate pandemic comments more predictable than weather 1If you didn’t tell people how bad its getting, they would have no idea that its getting so bad. Even areas that have had a .25C increase over 30 years, like Europe, do you not think that humans with the advances made simply adapt?

4) Now I can go on and on about this, but perhaps Dr. Fauci is unaware that previous times even warmer than today were referred to as climate optimums. Why? Because those warmer times were optimum for the advancement of life on the planet. I have shown this chart a kajillion times. Here, for the good Doctor is kajillion and one.

Cold kills more than heat. That is from the CDC who I would think Dr. Fauci would have some knowledge of before he makes such statements. In fact, this article from a paper than can not be accused of being a far right mouth piece, The Washington Post, lays it out pretty nicely

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/12/17/cold-temperatures-kill-more-americans-than-hot-ones-cdc-data-show/

The graphic in this shows that (source attribution is included on the bottom of the graphic)

Fauci’s climate pandemic comments more predictable than weather 2But this is all predictable. Not only the chapters in the book but I have had over a half dozen Covid/Climate blogs here at CFACT. Here are just 3 examples

From March 17

https://www.cfact.org/2020/03/17/climate-change-accused-of-being-deadlier-than-covid-19-fact-check/

wonder if Dr. Fauci saw this chart

Fauci’s climate pandemic comments more predictable than weather 3

this was out on March 23

https://www.cfact.org/2020/03/23/covid-19-and-climate-false-equivalencies/

May 7

https://www.cfact.org/2020/05/07/be-it-covid-19-or-climate-americans-have-to-answer-this-essential-question/

BTW I finished the book in March so those chapters were written then. My point all this is predictable and simple part of the agenda that has little to do with actual science but other motives. The reader is left to figure out what that may be. But I wrote this is because I was sent that quote and thought it gave me an opportunity to show some counter arguments.

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  • Joe Bastardi is a pioneer in extreme weather and long-range forecasting. He is the author of “The Climate Chronicles: Inconvenient Revelations You Won’t Hear From Al Gore — and Others” which you can purchase at the CFACT bookstore. His new book The Weaponization of Weather in the Phony Climate war can be found here. phonyclimatewar.com