Quebec Politician Praises the Chinese Corona Virus: “Wuhan will Meet its GHG Targets”

Luc Ferrandez: Wuhan. No automobile traffic. No air flights. The only city on the planet that will meet its GHG reduction targets. The path to the decline which will be necessary when all the debates have been in vain.
Tweet by Canadian politician Luc Ferrandez

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Dr Willie Soon; Some climate activists seem to see a positive side to people catching a deadly disease.

Quebec politician praises coronavirus for reducing carbon footprint in Wuhan

Barrett Wilson

Quebec politician and radio talk show host Luc Ferrandez has suggested that the coronavirus has had one “positive” outcome for the city of Wuhan, China—it’s reduced the carbon footprint.

On Saturday, he tweeted: “Wuhan. No automobile traffic. No air flights. The only city on the planet that will meet its GHG reduction targets. The way to this necessary degrowth will happen when all the debates have been in vain.”

Read more: https://www.thepostmillennial.com/quebec-politician-praises-coronavirus-for-reducing-carbon-footprint-in-wuhan/

After facing a social media backlash Luc Ferrandez apparently tried to “clarify” his position.

This is not the first time greens have praised mass death. Prince Phillip, husband of the current reigning British monarch, once saidIf I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.

The infamous Club of Rome, a major promoter of the population crisis theory, also seems to hate the idea of lots of humans. The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”

Quebec politician Luc Ferrandez. By KhaymanOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

77 thoughts on “Quebec Politician Praises the Chinese Corona Virus: “Wuhan will Meet its GHG Targets”

  1. I don’t care for ad Homs – but I will make an exception for the scumbag comments from Luc . Resign NOW!

      • I wonder if Quebec elected him because he was the best of the best, or if it was to get him the bell out of where he was prior to the election. Raising to the level of his incompetence

        • Aside from Winston and Ike, no election is won by the best of the best. It is just a popularity contest. Just look at the elections held by the people-kind of Canada. 🙂

      • not correct at all. Calling out an a-hole for making scumbag, a-hole misanthropic comments is NOT ad hom.

        He is also totally ignorant since China has no target to reduce “carbon emissions” so they could hardly meet targets which do not exist, with or without a pandemic.

        There are many countries , even entire continents, which do not have a target to reduce emissions, so his suggestion they will the only ones is also totally ignorant.

        We can only hope that Ferrandez contracts the virus and thus meets his own person emissions target.

    • Yep. He is the worst kind of person. As a Canadian, I am ashamed and humiliated again by the idiocy of the East… #Wexit

      • Clearly! They tried mass-population reduction in the 1930s & 40s, with interesting results! Total bloody war on a globul scale! Nice caring people, Adolf would have been so proud of his legacy!

    • Québec and British Columbia are the most left-leaning provinces of left-leaning Canada. There is a provincial party, “Québec Solidaire” that has an openly marxist platform and managed to get a few representatives elected to parliament in the most recent election. There are no major parties right of center-left in Québec. There is no public or media discussion about climate change skepticism in Québec.

  2. 😐 If a “skeptical” human had said the same thing, the greens, media, even great would be crying about it for ever, Yet they can say and do as they please and its ok 😐

    How has he still got a position of power after praising mass death?

    • I would guess that most of those who elected him also want mass death—of anyone but themselves, of course. These people do not hide their hatred of humanity.

      • Sheri, first of all they don’t mean themselves. They mean you and me. If they were true believers in this rot they would be in the garage with the motor running and the garage door closed.

        • I think when they call for the deaths billions, they are referring to what the founder of Planned Parenthood called the members of the “weed races”.

          Rather than suggest they really believe in mass murder I prefer to think they are hopeless – a despair that all they have been told about coming calamities are immutable truths. If they could rather concentrate their minds on service above self they would quickly discover there is no need to panic and the world is not ending. It is filled with opportunity and bounty including human intelligence and innovation. Maybe then they will lighten up.

        • Hate to tell ya, but if it comes the weedy little soy-fed specimens with no immunities are going to be culled first. Darwin’s net is wide, and the meshes fine . . .

          • “If” it comes to plague dimensions we all are at risk. The only time tested salvation was and still is:
            “Get away far and stay away for a long time from concentrated civilization.”

            The silver lining is that we have very good remote communication technology. The down side is we have far fewer people who can keep it working than those who depend upon it.

          • “Get away far and stay away for a long time from concentrated civilization.”

            Note most of the woke are concentrated in urban metropolises on the coasts. If you still have any positions in soy, sell now demand will be plummeting from Wuhan to S.F.

        • No. that would not be a “green” way to go. Too much carbon emission till the car runs out of gas.

          There are so many low carbon emission ways to do it. A true Warmist would choose one of those.

      • Want to see a bunch of hateful comments, take a look at commentary on The Hill. I have been calling out some of the individuals on that in recent months.

  3. Just another example of the anti-human agenda of the Green Death Cult. But they never volunteer to go first.

    • Looking back, I called it in 2012 (below) and maybe earlier. The phony climate scare was always a smokescreen for the extreme left’s true intention – total control.

      Excerpt from my 2012 post below:

      50 million people died in Hitler’s WW2. Josef Stalin killed another 50 million of his own people in internal purges. Leftist hero Mao gets the prize, killing as many as 80 million Chinese during his Great Leap Backward.

      The radical environmental movement has done equally well, rivaling Mao for fatalities caused by the banning of DDT and the misallocation of scarce global resources on the fraud of catastrophic humanmade global warming.

      Since many of these enviro radicals are latter-day Malthusians, Club of Rome types, etc., it is reasonable to assume that THIS WAS THEIR INTENTION.

      Regards, Allan

      https://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/06/24/weekly-climate-and-energy-news-roundup-53/#comment-855037

      Instead of arguing about the science of global warming, we should just listen to what these enviro radicals are actually SAYING and DOING.

      Maybe they know their global warming science is bogus, but it suits their purpose to use global warming hysteria as a smokescreen to mask their true intentions.

      The radical warmists have done everything in their power to starve the world of fossil fuel energy that is required for continued global prosperity.

      They have squandered a trillion dollars of scarce global resources on catastrophic humanmade global warming (CAGW) nonsense.

      Investing these squandered resources in clean drinking water and sanitation alone would have saved the ~50 million kids who died from drinking contaminated water in the past 25+ years of CAGW hysteria.

      Intelligent use of these scarce global resources could have easily saved as many people as were killed in the atrocities of Hitler, Stalin, or Mao.

      50 million people died in Hitler’s WW2. Josef Stalin killed another 50 million of his own people in internal purges. Leftist hero Mao gets the prize, killing as many as 80 million Chinese during his Great Leap Backward.

      The radical environmental movement has done equally well, rivaling Mao for fatalities caused by the banning of DDT and the misallocation of scarce global resources on the fraud of catastrophic humanmade global warming.

      Since many of these enviro radicals are latter-day Malthusians, Club of Rome types, etc., it is reasonable to assume that THIS WAS THEIR INTENTION.

      Is this too radical a proposal? Well, NO it is not: In addition to what the radical enviros DO, let’s EXAMINE what they SAY (h/t to Wayne):

      http://green-agenda.com/

      ”My three goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure and see wilderness, with its full complement of species, returning throughout the world.”
      David Foreman,
      co-founder of Earth First!

      ”A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”
      Ted Turner,
      Founder of CNN and major UN donor

      ”The prospect of cheap fusion energy is the worst thing that could happen to the planet.”
      Jeremy Rifkin,
      Greenhouse Crisis Foundation

      ”Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.”
      Paul Ehrlich,
      Professor of Population Studies,
      Author: “Population Bomb”, “Ecoscience”

      ”The big threat to the planet is people: there are too many, doing too well economically and burning too much oil.”
      Sir James Lovelock,
      BBC Interview

      ”We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public’s imagination… So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts… Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.”
      Stephen Schneider,
      Stanford Professor of Climatology,
      Lead author of many IPCC reports

      ”Unless we announce disasters no one will listen.”
      Sir John Houghton,
      First chairman of the IPCC

      ”It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true.”
      Paul Watson,
      Co-founder of Greenpeace

      ”Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.”
      David Brower,
      First Executive Director of the Sierra Club

      ”We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.”
      Timothy Wirth,
      President of the UN Foundation

      ”No matter if the science of global warming is all phony… climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.”
      Christine Stewart,
      former Canadian Minister of the Environment

      ”The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.”
      Emeritus Professor Daniel Botkin

      ”Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?”
      Maurice Strong,
      Founder of the UN Environmental Program

      ”A massive campaign must be launched to de-develop the United States. De-Development means bringing our economic system into line with the realities of ecology and the world resource situation.”
      Paul Ehrlich,
      Professor of Population Studies,
      Author: “Population Bomb”, “Ecoscience”

      If I were reincarnated I would wish to return to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.”
      Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh,
      husband of Queen Elizabeth II,
      Patron of the Patron of the World Wildlife Foundation

      ”The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization we have in the US. We have to stop these third World countries right where they are.”
      Michael Oppenheimer
      Environmental Defense Fund

      ”Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty, reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control.”
      Professor Maurice King

      ”Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable.”
      Maurice Strong,
      Rio Earth Summit

      ”Complex technology of any sort is an assault on the human dignity. It would be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy, because of what we might do with it.”
      Amory Lovins,
      Rocky Mountain Institute

      ”I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong. it played an important part in balancing ecosystems.”
      John Davis,
      Editor of Earth First! Journal

      **********************************

      • And it seems like the virus described in claim 1 is very specific.

        1. A live, attenuated coronavirus comprising a variant replicase gene encoding polyproteins comprising a mutation in one or both of non-structural protein(s) nsp-10 and nsp-14, wherein the variant replicase gene encodes a protein comprising an amino acid mutation of Pro to Leu at the position corresponding to position 85 of SEQ ID NO: 6, and/or wherein the variant replicase gene encodes a protein comprising an amino acid mutation of Val to Leu at the position corresponding to position 393 of SEQ ID NO: 7.

        • Interesting. Life forms are not patentable so I guess one could argue that the virus is not alive. It is a stimulant I suppose – an immune system stimulant.

          • @Crispin wherever you are now: Incorrect – at least in the US. The first life form patent issued was to an engineer named Chakrabarty, for a modified bacterium that has a high affinity for consuming oil. SCOTUS affirmed that it was a fit subject for patent protection after the Patent Office denied the initial application. (Not much has come of this commercially, however, so far as I know. The hype was that it could be used to handle oil spills.)

            Many hundreds of DNA sequences are patented – including human sequences (such as those for Alzheimer’s Disease). So far no human life forms have been patented – when one is filed for, that will be a legal Donnybrook, for sure!

      • And virus can mutate, even those from vaccines.

        And these vaccines can make people contagious.

        It’s pretty rare for modern vaccines, but happened frequently for primitive ones.

        Crooked Pasteur make poor vaccines that made people ill. (He is still worshiped in brainwashed France.)

    • A patent does not indicate the item actually exists. You can patent a flying saucer—if it’s different than the several hundred others that are patented.

      • Not even remotely true, you can apply for a patent on anything which i suspect is what you are thinking. An actual patent can only be granted if you prove it works. As an example Rossi E-cat original patent was refused patent, I think in every country. In 2015 he changed tact and patented it as a fluid heater, in that he had lab results to back that up and it was allowed.
        http://www.ecat-thenewfire.com/Pat_IH.pdf

        • One only has to claim that it works and the patent office generally assumes that inventors are honest. The patent office does reject applications that do not work, such as those based on perpetual motion, but mostly patents are allowed or not based on novelty.

          Rossi could not patent his ECat but he was able to patent an obscure heat exchanger and used this patent to fleece naive investors.

          The Theranos case is another example of a company that committed fraud against the patent office, having obtained a patent for a device that did not work. Like in so many things, it’s buyer beware.

          • You can patent an idea. You can patent a proposed method. You can patent an electrical circuit, however manifested. The idea has to be “useful”. You do not have to have built one. When you list all the possible embodiments in the patent application you do not have to have built each possible variation of the patented idea.

            People file patents (thousands of them) of life forms but they are speculative – none are are granted. That debate continues. They might be so they are filed just in case. And just because a patent is granted doesn’t mean it is valid. A patent is a license to sue.

  4. Just another sociopath leading the ignorant and uninformed astray! Our children are being driven insane by others like this cretin, who fill them with fear of a future Day Of Judgement without God. The unfeeling @$$ should be driven from office but I fear, in present day Canada, he will be lionized for his heterodoxy!

  5. The really scary part of his message is this:
    “The way to this necessary degrowth will happen when all the debates have been in vain.” In other words he is postulating the mass extinction of humans.

  6. What. A. Jerk!!!!

    The disease is rapidly spreading, and the news report this morning is that those who are infected do not show symptoms right away, but are capable of spreading the virus to others without knowing that they themselves are infected.

    And Ferrandez the Biggest Clown on the Planet says it’s beneficial….? Perhaps he’ll find out for himself just how beneficial it really is…. find out the hard way…. and no one will care….

    Sorry, that was harsh of me but I have no patience with people like Ferrandez, none at all.

  7. I just wrote a letter to the editor of our local newspaper (they are pretty good at allowing all views) on the topic of people leaping on misery of others if they can push their own agendas and petty obsessions. My focus was political point scoring and AGW alarmism during and in the wake of the Australian bushfires. Here we are on the other side of the planet and an equally digusting Canadian skips over the sickness and death of Chinese people and celebrates how great it is to have no traffic and economic activity. What a sorry excuse for a human being.

  8. Judging by the way Canada dealt with SARS, it’s entirely possible he’ll get to make this noble sacrifice himself. Wo der if he changes his mind by then.

  9. He sort of walks the walk.

    He resigned as borough mayor on May 14, 2019, because he could not convince other municipal politicians of the importance of environmental issues. link

    It’s good to see that someone who advocates genocide has a hard time finding supporters. degrowth = genocide

  10. Luc-the next flight you take-that Chinese guy in front of you-soughing?
    “Ask not for whom the bell tolls,” ace.

  11. Would green fanatics deliberately start forest fires ‘to raise awareness’ or, if they could, actually trigger off some deadly disease or similar making sure they were well away from the likely effects?
    I wouldn’t put it past them.

  12. Is anyone really shocked that this is actually how the Modern Left thinks?
    Serious.
    If you are, then you’ve been living in a Cave and unaware of the atrocities of the 20th Century.
    The Modern Left envisions atrocities in the name of their Climate religion that will make the 20th Century look like the warm-up round.
    Still serious.

    • Totally agree Joel. People henuinely do not understand the scale of the problem the West has here. The world. The long march through the institutions has been extreemely successful.

      The men are going to have to face reality at some point (masculinity IS TOXIC – to their authoritarianism and the forces of parasitsm and chaos). Rendevous with entropy in 20 years otherwise.

  13. Restricting travel in a many million people area is likely to cause serious issues for all of them.
    I have enough food, water, medicine, and heat to last 3 weeks without leaving home.
    How many of the many millions impacted in China can claim that?

    Just a thought, but consider going tomorrow and buying enough food and water to last a week, or 2 weeks.

    • “How many of the many millions impacted in China can claim that?”

      According to a couple of people in the city, Wuhan is well-supplied with food, and power and heat are operating as normal. The Chinese government may not be nice, but if those people are telling the truth that government seems to be doing a decent job of supplying the people they’ve quarantined.

      I doubt things would go half as well in the West. Which is why I’m going to buy some extra supplies when I go to the supermarket in a couple of days.

    • From a positive standpoint, during the Chinese New Year most shops and businesses are closed so people naturally plan for this and stock up on food and supplies. Older Chinese people are savers of both money and food. Wuhan in particular has suffered through floods and famines in the past and this is part of the cultural memory there.

      From a negative standpoint, Chinese people tend to travel to their home towns/areas to visit family during Chinese New Year. I worked for a company there and, at that company. most of the people were from other areas. That’s pretty common in that there has been a huge migration to cities over the past few decades.

  14. There is something bordering on evil that takes satisfaction, or even is unmoved, by in the suffering and death of others, especially when that pain is giving a benefit to those untouched and uncaring.

  15. Quebec politician and radio talk show host Luc Ferrandez cannot disguise from most readers his severe internal mental malformation of thinking by writing it in French. This anti-human stance is common among the Modern Left, the ‘Environmentalists’, and the Green Death Cult. They revel in the suffering of others as it validates their own primitive thinking.

  16. If one is dim witted enough to fall for the CC scam, then the chances are, should the Corona thing get legs, that you will be amongst the casualties. 🙂

  17. Wait, you mean that there is a misanthropic, nihilist, murderous, anarchist, eco-terrorist from Quebec? Mon Dieu! Quelle Surprise! Next you’ll tell me that a double-gaited, back biting, self-righteous dancing instructor has been elected Prime Minister. That’ll be the day…

  18. It would behove Mr Ferrandez to acquaint himself with the families of some of the poor victims of this cruel virus. He might realise that they are actual people who have Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, Spouses, Children. They are not pond scum. They deserve some dignity and to relate their unfortunate deaths with some kind of positivity about greenhouse gas emissions is insensitive at best and inhuman at worst. He should be prosecuted.

  19. “Wuhan. No automobile traffic. No air flights. The only city on the planet that will meet its GHG reduction targets. The way to this necessary degrowth will happen when all the debates have been in vain.”

    Luc Ferrandez is probably correct …
    This demonstrates the state most humanity will have to suffer to achieve ‘The Green Ideal’ of a reduced carbon footprint;
    except the Chinese have power, the greens don’t want us to have that either.

  20. Its one thing for greens to praise the virus. But you know that “on the other green hand,” someone will very soon blame global warming for the virus and/or its spread.

  21. if the Club of Rome believes”The common enemy of humanity is man”, which people are “humanity” and deserve to live, and which people are the “enemy”? Does Luc Fernandez believe that Chinese people deserve to die? How racist of him!!!

  22. The fact that this moron made his comments on the day before the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz says all you need to know about this excuse for a human being!

  23. I have noticed that Greens don’t usually include themselves in their calls for human genocide. Surely if this is so serious they would be the first up for the modern equivalent of Soylent Green?

  24. Sure, reducing GHG is the ultimate virtue. That’s why North Korea is so much more virtuous than South Korea or indeed most of the world.

  25. I had a similar “evil” thought. This would solve all sorts of problems in China and around the world if enough people die. Better yet, people don’t die, but the disruption caused changes things for the better.

    There are ALWAYS winners and losers. The trick is to be a winner.

    Olde Wisdom from Thee Frugal Curmudgeon

  26. Some climate activists seem to see a positive side to people catching a deadly disease.

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    Quebec politician praises coronavirus for reducing carbon footprint in Wuhan

    Barrett Wilson

    Quebec politician and radio talk show host Luc Ferrandez has suggested that the coronavirus has had one “positive” outcome for the city of Wuhan, China—it’s reduced the carbon footprint.

    On Saturday, he tweeted: “Wuhan. No automobile traffic. No air flights. The only city on the planet that will meet its GHG reduction targets. The way to this necessary degrowth will happen when all the debates have been in vain.”

    ____________________________________

    Some climate activists seem to see a positive side to people standing at the edge of a severe hunger, water, hygiene … [ fill in appropriate] crisis when a people of ~1.5 bil. can’t leave their homes for everyday duties.

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