Dr. Guus Berkhout, President of CLINTEL has sent a letter to world leaders regarding wise steps toward COVID19 economic recovery. Despite the many green factions demanding a sweeping transition to a brave new world, Dr. Berkhout cautions them - "Don't fight nature, but adapt to it." Dr. Berkhout draws parallels to the misleading outcomes of both coronavirus and climate models on public policy in each sphere.
He points out that just as viruses mutate in unpredictable ways, the natural forces of climate change can cause dramatic changes that we cannot control. In both cases, we can adapt our response, and this is what we should focus on doing - not tying up the economic recovery with 'green strings' or too much faith in the total engineering of society. Utopian societies have always failed; human adaptations to climate will succeed.