February 13, 2020
All this fretting about yet another virus variant, and once again people cannot seem to understand the simple calculus of relative risk. You can be very sure that plenty of climate change denialists are amongst those panicking about this: yet another tiresome little virus that will kill a few thousand, maybe a few tens of thousands (out of the entire global population, therefore a spit in the human river) and then be contained, vaccinated against, and fade from consciousness. Like SARS, MERS, and bloody bird flu. All while the effects climate change continue to ensure the real culling to come.