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(RT) - The Guardian accidentally confirmed the suspicions of a whole lot of conspiracy theorists with an article suggesting a “global lockdown every two years” was needed to meet Paris climate goals. The title was quickly changed.
If carbon dioxide emissions don’t drop by the equivalent of a worldwide lockdown “roughly every two years” for the next decade, the earth will heat to apocalyptic levels, a team of researchers at the University of East Anglia warned in a Nature article published Wednesday.
Evidently I wasn't the only one who thought the original headline was terrible - the Guardian changed the title, eliminating the suggestion that we need a lockdown every 2 years. 👏👏— Hayley Stevenson (@hayley_stev) March 3, 2021
Equivalent of Covid emissions drop needed every two years - study https://t.co/mA2uEoMiWV
Every strategy and every plan from every government must be consistent with tackling climate change.
Her co-researcher Glen Peters was more explicit in what latitude countries should have to move away from fossil fuels on their own time, calling for “structural changes” to move economies toward renewable energy.
Some on social media, seeing the “quiet part” said out loud on the first edition of the Guardian article, had an “I told you so” moment. The threat of ‘climate lockdowns’ has been alternately presented and “debunked” by mainstream media for months.
The WEF had posted a video praising the “silence” and clearer air – and lack of humans, though they didn’t say that part out loud.