It’s hard to think about anything else in the midst of this Wuhan virus outbreak, but this viral scourge does give us an opportunity to think about real existential threats.
The climate alarmists have been screaming that the world has but 10 years before it’s too late for all of us. They claimed we were facing an existential crisis.
Now, an existential crisis is one that is a threat to one’s existence. In an existential crisis, you literally run the risk of dying.
What the Wuhan virus has shown the world is that a virus can kill you and if it doesn’t kill you, it can destroy your economy.
The world now is on the brink of a global depression that will see unemployment rival that seen in the Great Depression.
That is why governments are embarking on multi-trillion dollar programs to fight this virus and its spread and to save our economies.
This is the real life and death struggle, not the fake climate change alarmism.
Death is staring all of us in the face.
Economic ruin is staring all of us in the face.
Right now. Not in 10 years. Not in 20 years. Not in 100 years.
The thing is that the Wuhan virus is not only virus that threatens us with death.
In the midst of this corona virus outbreak, China is reporting outbreaks of bird flu in two provinces adjacent to Hubei.
You’ll all remember bird flu, right? H5N1 or H1N1. The Spanish flu. Global killers. Mutate readily. Get passed to humans.
Or how about the latest outbreak of the African Swine Fever (yeah, that’s what the Chinese call it) which is devastating herds in Africa and China.
The latter had to cull half its herd. It’s a threat to China’s populace in two ways. Potential transmission to humans and, more immediately, the loss of valuable protein.
As it is, pork prices have skyrocketed in China and the country is forced to import from the United States and Canada.
Those are real threats.
Viruses kill readily.
So we should be devoting our limited resources to finding vaccines and stopping the spread of disease.
Climate change is a fairy tale. The Wuhan virus is a horror story.