This piece is in response the following article:
I am an ardent and passionate proponent of the human impact to the earth's ecology and we need to fight for clean air, clean water and nutritious food. And my following comment will provide an easy basis for people to accuse me of being a "climate-sceptic" which is entirely incorrect.
Here is my take on why the climate crisis is not getting the same focus as Covid-19 and there are so many other major issues as well that deserve attention...
The messaging and intent around climate change needs to change. The focus should be on ceasing all human activities that lead to pollution of the air, water and food. This includes ceasing any practice that is polluting (e.g. fossil fuels). For Covid-19 the science is relatively clear, simple and unambiguous. If you catch it, you might get sick to some level and at extreme levels or complications, you might die. I suspect the "vaccine" approach will become much more hotly debated, particularly if vaccines are rushed and pushed on to people. One of the challenges with climate change is the hotly debated topic of whether temperature leads to higher CO2, or does CO2 lead to higher temperatures? There are a number of scientists who are ethical, qualified, apolitical and without agenda who do not necessarily agree with what has become the mainstream narrative of the causal relationship of C02 driving temperature. And yes I fully believe that the climate is changing. But if we believe in the incorrect causal relationships occurring, we will get the wrong solutions for the wrong understanding of the problem. Charles Eisenstein gets this and goes further. Even if we reverse climate change, how is that alone going to fix all the other countless human tragedies occurring right now?
A great example of the genuine debate occurring is outlined here. But don't just read and pick the comments that appeal to you. There is genuine debate here around the casual relationships and it is important that these are noted.