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The eco-warriors’ anti-growth agenda is a deadly pandemic in its own right, and WWF is just using Covid-19 to push its green goals

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You know things must be returning to normal when the greens return to push their favorite anti-development agendas, albeit using coronavirus as cover.

WWF, a leading environmental and conservation charity, published a new report this week, “Covid-19: Urgent Call to Protect People and Nature”. Its central claim is that pathogens are increasingly being passed from animals to human beings. The “zoonotic” diseases that have resulted from such transfers include not just Covid-19, but a host of previously deadly diseases, from Spanish flu a century ago to AIDS, SARS, MERS and more.

In truth, this looks like a case of environmentalists feeling left out and attempting to grab some attention. It seems an age ago that we were all supposed to listen patiently to Greta Thunberg telling us all to panic about climate change. Then along came the pandemic and the environmentalists were left jealous – green with envy, as it were – as they were widely ignored.

While the much-promised eco-disaster never seems to arrive, coronavirus is a problem that is viewed as a serious and immediate threat by billions of people. The response of most governments facing a national epidemic has been to institute a lockdown. But it was this response that was responsible for many of the worst aspects of the crisis.

Unable to scare the hell out of us about the world being a bit warmer in a few decades’ time, environmentalists are now trying to insert themselves into the discussion about the pandemic. They’ve turned to blaming modern agricultural methods and the opening up of forest land to economic activity for the leap of diseases from animals to humans.

The report, which is more of an attractively illustrated propaganda........

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