Some people say alleged man-made global warming will result in more things like COVID-19 – but others believe the climate "alarmists" are just jealous of all the attention that the coronavirus is getting.
USA Today's Doyle Rice wrote this week that "50 years after the first Earth Day, we are in the midst of a pandemic, and we need science more than ever."
Climate Depot's Marc Morano – a skeptic of catastrophic, man-made climate change – contends that the so-called "alarmists" are trying to piggy back on the fear of coronavirus and the lockdowns.
"They're saying, Look, climate and science, we need to pay attention because science is related," Morano tells OneNewsNow. "This USA Today article even goes a step further and quotes Senator Tom Udall [D-New Mexico] as saying unless we take care of climate change, we're going to have more of these … new viruses; in other words, [he's argues that] taking care of climate takes care of the coronavirus too."
It's not the first time that concerns or claims have been raised over rising temperatures and health. Asthma has been one condition that people have warned will be more common and severe if something isn't done to curb emissions from fossil fuels.
People sounding the alarm over man-made climate change say the use of fossil fuels has resulted in emissions that build in the atmosphere and raise temperatures that result in everything from bigger, more powerful storms to poorer health outcomes. More often than not, computer models are pointed to as evidence that time is short to do something to help the environment.
OneNewsNow reported on Thursday that conservative spokesman Gary Bauer is skeptical about the accuracy of the models that were promoted by the "experts." Like Bauer, Morano doesn't buy what the models are saying.
"What was the coronavirus response's biggest failure? It was the computer model predictions of 2.2 million dead," says Morano, answering his own question. "This is what got the United States on lockdown, and then the original modelers all scaled it back ….
"So, this article in USA Today reveals that the climate activists are jealous of all the attention and government reaction that the virus scare is getting, but not climate change."
Morano is participating in a webinar on April 30 called "Is the Coronavirus Lockdown the Future Environmentalists Want?" James Taylor of The Heartland Institute is also scheduled to appear.