A Covid19 – Climate connection? IPSOS Mori interviews Prof Jem Bendell

On April 3rd one of the largest market research and opinion polling companies interviewed Professor Bendell about the possible role of climate change in making outbreaks of coronavirus more likely.

The conversation covered scientific reticence on the issue, the policy implications of a likely connection with climate, the potential impacts of the shutdowns on public and consumer sentiment, the worries and risks of eco-fascism and intergenerational tensions on climate change.

Bendell’s summary of the research on the connection between climate change and covid19 is here:

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What do you think?

Written by Jared Masters


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  1. The biorxiv paper preprint by the prominent biologists mentioned in the video doesn't actually mention corona (it's about all zoonotic disease risk and future climate change, and not the current crisis:, and the critiques of the corona-climate hypothesis aren't all just fact-free dismissals, with some having gone into the specific details as to why people disagree (for example, on the lack of any cited data for insects, bats, and wild corona in Southern China to show the logical chain of events proposed in the original blogpost – without specific local data to show the insect collapse -> bat stress/migration -> corona outbreak chain , it remains interesting but unproven speculation that can't be solidly claimed until evidence is provided:

  2. There is link between dimming – reduced uvb input – and D deficiency, firmly causally linked to severity of lung disease. Hence our ability to cope, a host factor. Am keen to follow up..

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