Just as the gentle zephyrs of reality have begun to blow out the cobwebs from the dank precincts of climate change temples, British medicos have decided to throw themselves into the fray and plug up the gaps against this noxious draft.
Louise Gray, the environment correspondent over at The Telegraph, reported on May 14 that a study conducted by the University College London and published in the Lancet had concluded that:
“…the problems caused by climate change such as food shortages, heat waves and increased threat of tropical diseases such as malaria will kill billions of people (emphasis mine)…”
“Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st Century”
“Effects of climate change will affect most populations in the next decades and put the lives of and well-being of billions of people at increased risk.”
There is a litany of the usual horrors. Global temperatures will climb by more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. People in poor countries will suffer the most but more prosperous ones will also be affected. There will be disease, starvation, mass migration, wars. There will also be – and somebody call out the social workers please! – a “psychosocial” effect on health, with patients requiring counseling over the fear of global warming and its effects.
The editor of the Lancet huffed that doctors have been “silent for too long about the importance of climate change to the future of health services.” He pointed out that the threat is urgent and immediate, and that it requires – you guessed it – “an unprecedented response by Government and international organizations.” (Read: “give the Gore crowd a free hand to pursue their lunatic schemes, at your expense.”)
Doctors around the world are being urged to become advocates by encouraging a “low carbon lifestyle,” and world governments are enjoined to “cut emissions and invest in helping poorer countries to adapt to climate change so that deaths are minimised.”
Talk about a desperate move. One could quip that the dying beast of the enviro-fascism is at its most dangerous, digging ever deeper to find more devious ways to panic people into submission.
I do wish that the doctors, whom I (used to) respect greatly, had continued their silence and stuck to science which, all claims to the contrary, isn’t in. In fact, it’s not anywhere near us.
As the hapless Pen Hadow and his traveling gong show had just learned, to their dismay.