Robert Redford Says Virus Lockdown Gives ‘Glimpse of Potential for Environmental Repair’

Hollywood actor Robert Redford and his son, film director James Redford,  claim that the coronavirus pandemic which so far has killed over 61,000 Americans and left 26 million unemployed and the draconian Government-ordered shelter-in-place measures could be a good thing because it will allegedly help fight climate change.

Breitbart reports, the father and son, say one of the “pleasant surprises” of the Chinese coronavirus is how lockdown measures have been a means for “potential environmental repair.”

“As many of the world’s transportation and industrial sectors have reduced operations, there has been a remarkable decline in global levels of carbon dioxide emissions,” wrote the Redfords in an op-ed published by NBC News on Thursday.

The 83-year old and his son went on to suggest that while “the cost in life and livelihood negates any celebration,” the results of the pandemic have nonetheless given us “a very real glimpse of the potential for global environmental repair.”

Robert and James Redford also said government should step in and “protect” the people from “climate change” in a similar way they believe governments have responded to the Wuhan coronavirus. Thus, suggesting that governments respond to “climate change” with the same draconian measures that have already upended businesses, and have plunged millions of Americans into unemployment and financial devastation.

“The incremental and sporadic nature of climate change has not thus far motivated the sort of rapid response we have seen with COVID-19,” the pair pointed out, noting their dismay, adding that “inertia is unacceptable.”

The Redfords not only called on government and the American people to brace themselves for “the worst of the climate change curve,” just like the public got ready for the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ve been fortunate to witness the inspiring power of people doing the right thing,” they write. “Millions of Americans have willingly sheltered in place to protect their families and communities.”

While the Redford duo continue to further their climate change agenda, with Robert Redford’s estimated net worth alone being 170-million dollars, the 26-million newly unemployed Americans will continue to worry about finding ways to feed their families and pay their bills.

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