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‘We're the virus': The pandemic is bringing out environmentalism's dark side

3 monthes ago   |   By Grist

“Coronavirus is Earth's vaccine. We're the virus.”
As of today, this March 17 tweet, which referred to the drop in air and water pollution during the global COVID-19 pandemic, has received nearly 300,000 likes and more than 70,000 retweets - as well as condemnation from some users.
“The problem is not people,” replied one user. “That's some ecofash shit that leads to genocide.”
“Ecofash” refers to ecofascism, the promotion of authoritarian, facist ideologies for environmental good. Minimizing or even encouraging human death and suffering so long as it helps the environment is an excellent...
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