As the novel coronavirus continues to ravage much of the world’s economy amid lockdowns, the World Health Organization is pushing for a “green recovery” with the publication of a green energy manifesto. The WHO kicked it off with a letter supposedly signed by 40 million medical health professionals calling for a “green recovery” by the world’s most developed nations.
"Yesterday, 40 million health professionals sent a letter to the leaders of each of the G20 nations, calling for a healthy and green recovery from COVID-19. I fully support this," said WHO director Tedros Ghebreyesus.
"The human cost of COVID-19 has been devastating, and the so-called lockdown measures have turned lives upside down. But the pandemic has given us a glimpse of what our world could look like if we took the bold steps that are needed to curb climate change and air pollution,” said Tedros. “Our air and water can be clearer, our streets can be quieter and safer, and many of us have found new ways to work while spending more time with our families.”
Published on the WHO website, the WHO Manifesto for a healthy recovery from COVID-19 offers six prescriptions for a “healthy, green recovery,” including protections for the environment and calls to reduce agricultural activity, investment in green energy and green development, a “transition” to “healthy, nutritious and sustainable diets” in place of “unhealthy, high-calorie diets” like meat, bicycles over automobiles, and an end to fossil fuel subsidies.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because it’s a United Nations-backed plan that’s similar to Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s socialist Green New Deal.
The transition towards “sustainable diets” has thus far revolved around the cultivation of cockroaches and other insects as a source of protein. Reducing the carbon footprint of every individual would require living in smaller houses—or pods or communal homes, if you will.
As noted by Raheem Kassam on Twitter, the WHO “turned the virus pandemic into a propaganda effort to push for a ‘green recovery.’”