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291. Earth Day, Population Control, Fear and COVID-19

April 23, 2021

Today's topics: Earth Day and COVID fears perpetuated by the media.

The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Nate Myers present episode 291 of the In the Tank Podcast. Today's topics: Earth Day and COVID fears perpetuated by the media. Is Earth Day effective? Will the left eventually embrace population control? Will the “pause” of the J&J vaccine discourage people from getting vaccinated? The ITT crew discuss these questions and more.

 

EARTH DAY

UN – Earth Day 2021 Is Set to Galvanize Climate Action
https://unfccc.int/news/earth-day-2021-is-set-to-galvanize-climate-action

GRIST – Earth Day Gets No Respect
https://grist.org/article/2009-04-22-earth-day-gets-no/

The Guardian – Why Genghis Khan was good for the planet
https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2011/jan/26/genghis-khan-eco-warrior

Carnegie Science – War, Plague No Match For Deforestation In Driving CO2 Buildup
https://carnegiescience.edu/news/war-plague-no-match-deforestation-driving-co2-buildup

 

FEAR & COVID-19

Reason – The FDA’s Decision To Pause J&J Vaccination Will Kill People
https://reason.com/2021/04/13/the-fdas-decision-to-pause-jj-vaccination-will-kill-people/

NYT – Covid coverage by the U.S. national media is an outlier, a study finds
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/24/world/covid-coverage-by-the-us-national-media-is-an-outlier-a-study-finds.html

(The referenced study) – Why Is All COVID-19 News Bad News?
https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/sites.dartmouth.edu/dist/4/2318/files/2021/03/Why-Is-All-Covid-News-Bad-News-3_22_21.pdf

 

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Donald Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute, a research fellow for Heartland's "Stopping Socialism" project, and the host of Heartland's In the Tank Podcast and Stopping Socialism TV.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
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Nathan Myers is a development associate at The Heartland Institute
nmyers@heartland.org