A lot of people are understandably concerned about the spread of the Zika virus. But the environmentalists at the Sierra Club want to make sure we know what all this is really about:

Oy.

And poor sex education. Don’t forget about that!

“Climate disruption hits women the hardest — of the 26 million people displaced by climate disruption in 2010, 20 million were women. With a possibility of increasing the scope of the outbreak, the Zika virus is another reminder of the unpredictable and disproportionate risks that climate disruption can pose for women.  

“Governments who are telling women not to get pregnant, while offering no basic sex education in schools are acting unjustly. Access to voluntary contraception and reproductive rights are a first line of defense for women against the climate crisis. Comprehensive reproductive health services are a vital way to help women plan their future and move toward full social equity. That self-determination and right to health is critical to adapting to the climate crisis, and to realizing their potential as leaders of climate solutions. Unfortunately, those most affected by Zika lack vital reproductive rights.

“Public health emergencies like the Zika virus have the potential to become more common and unpredictable as the climate crisis deepens. It is imperative that those who must deal with climate change’s potential unpredictable consequences have the tools they need to adapt and survive, and reproductive rights are one of those tools.

Hey, why not?

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Related:

Report: Pregnant woman has tested positive for Zika virus in New York City [Updated]

  • TooOldToBeCool

    I thought they’d blame Bush.

    • Deplorable Jesse-Messy Hammer

      …Mm-hmm, they’ll “correct that oversight” if prompted.
      …Anyhow..Tweeted by #Shorty “It’s almost as if they have some kind of agenda…”
      …If I only had a Twitter-tweeter I’d say: “TWO agendas, actually, since now they add a #PlannedButcherhood-meets-overpopulation-control angle.

      • vetgal1970

        If the over population people were true believers they’d off themselves out of guilt for their own existence

        • Deplorable Jesse-Messy Hammer

          Precisely, which also goes for the PWLs (privileged white libs) who can’t stand the Unbearable Being of (their own) Whiteness. (SWIDT?)

    • Jerry Shelton

      Reagan

    • Carolyn#OYSD

      Day ain’t over yet.

  • John Howard

    Maybe sex causes global warming. All those hot, sweaty bodies expelling copious amounts of CO2 MUST STOP!!

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      And releasing… never mind. 😎

      • Jerry Shelton

        Go Penny! we have a winner!

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      I believe the Left has alternately claimed that climate change causes people to have sex and not have sex.

  • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

    That’s willful, deliberate, weapons grade stupidity right there. I mean, MEGATONS of stupid. Good Lord, how the hell do they not accidentally kill themselves in the course of daily living??

    • Orpheus75

      I wonder that daily.

  • vetgal1970

    …”It is imperative that those who must deal with climate change’s potential unpredictable consequences have the tools they need to adapt and survive, and reproductive rights are one of those tools.”….

    These gals need access to abortions to save them from climate change /////////

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      So much for safe, legal, and RARE. They have to throw in baby slaughter, too.

      • vetgal1970

        Horrid

      • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

        The people who wrote this are guys with greased back hair (their own grease their scalps generated), pocket protectors, and BC glasses. Pushing for total abortion is the only way they believe they can get some. Because who would want to reproduce with that?

        • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

          Sad but true.

  • Orwellian_Dilemma

    Stupid global warming! Until it started, we’d never had mosquitoes in Africa!

    • vetgal1970

      Or disease of any kind. All was rainbows and unicorns

      • JohnFLob

        Is there any proof that those “rainbows” are not simply spectrographs of the GHGs generated by the piles of Unicorn wastes?

        • vetgal1970

          Nope no proof and alas it can’t be studied now because there are no unicorns. Clearly the fault of humans. And globull warming. Which is also the fault of humans ////

    • John Howard

      Mosquitos stole mah bubbie!

    • Petrucio14

      And it must have been those damn Republicans who banned DDT! Um, wait…

  • Jeff Henderson ✓Bona Fide

    If we only had more abortion clinics all over the world then these plagues would go away.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Man-made climate change is like magic: it can do anything, except exist.

  • Tony

    Can liberals get anymore pathetic?

    • Jerry Shelton

      Wait for it;;;;;;Wait for it….

    • Carolyn#OYSD

      Good Lord, don’t challenge them.

  • MarciaTheMurkyMuse🌠 Variegated

    Why does the term “barking-mad” keep going through my mind?

    • John Howard

      Woof!

  • Jerry Shelton

    How in the Heii did they leave out gun control, someone at Sierra Club is gonna get a bad performance review now.

    • Craig Tarter

      The squadron of spotted owls is on call 24/7/365. “Hey you! Take out that betrayer!” “Hoo, hoohoo.” muses the wise old feather bearing birdbrained formation leader.

  • Jeff Henderson ✓Bona Fide

    That last tweet by iowahawkblog should already be in the running for Tweet of the Year.

  • TheBeatGoesOnandOn

    SHHHHHH…I think I heard a “Silent Spring”.

  • Petrucio14

    They’re right about sex education, but of course, they’re right for all the wrong reasons. Liberal-sanctioned sex education has convinced teenagers (and pre-teens) that being sexually active is normal at their age. It isn’t. One more thing that Liberal policies have fucked up.

  • david4041

    From what I remembers from junior high, mosquitoes thrive in areas with lots of pool of standing water (rain forests, swamps, etc.). Wouldn’t it be true that global warming means less pools of standing water resulting in less mosquitoes?

  • Donald-Irredeemable deplorable

    Dear Sierra Club,
    Just. Stop.Thank you,
    Sincerely,
    Everybody

  • MoxieLouise1

    When libs expound on something I can’t even understand what they’re trying to say any more. It’s full of a bunch of platitudes and PC buzzwords, and it makes my head hurt.

    • vetgal1970

      They think they are being very clever hiding their bad intentions in the word salad

  • Kevin Giltrud

    First, it’s genetically altered mosquitoes released into the wilds of Brazil.

    Soon, it will be genetically altered, steroid enhanced “Mega~Piranha” that destroys ships, submarines, beach goers and ocean front property!!!!

    • Donald-Irredeemable deplorable

      Coming soon on the SyFy channel, Mosquit-nado, starring Tara Reid. If you thought Sharknado was bad, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!!

      • Kevin Giltrud

        Don’t give the writers at Sy-Fy any ideas,

        “Mega~Piranha”, obliquely produced by Roger Corman for Sy~FY was the epitome of “Bad Cinema” before “Sharknado” came along!

        • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          I thought that was “Piranha 3 DD”

          • Kevin Giltrud

            ICWYDT!

            The original 1970s B-Movie, “Piranha” gig was Joe Dante directing. Corman may also have has a hand in producing.

          • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ
  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    ““Climate
    disruption hits women the hardest — of the 26 million people displaced
    by climate disruption bad weather in 2010, 20 million were women.”
    FIFH.
    I suspect his numbers had the decimal points moved a few places to the right.

  • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

    Few on Twitter can match Iowahawk’s biting and insightful witticisms.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/12/26/the-eighth-first-climate-refugees/
    “I’ve written before about the crazy claims of “climate refugees”, there’s a list of posts in the notes below. When I set out to write about bogus climate claims, I find myself in what I call a “target-rich environment”. Crazy ideas on the subject are not hard to find. One of the better sources is National Geographic magazine, which can be
    depended on to mess up just about any climate story.”

  • Dan Cochran

    Whither the Sierra Club? Their founder (John Muir) did some useful things like lobbying to establish America’s first national parks (Yellowstone was surely worth preserving!). But the current Sierra crew is beclowning itself with its the-sky-is-falling nonsense.

  • Nexus

    I genuinely thought they’d blame it on men or white people.

  • fragglerock61

    What “24 million people” were displaced by “climate disruption”? I am calling bull.

  • yourmaster

    luckily the virus only affects braindead liberals, my suggestion is to do a mass deportation of liberals and dems to third worlds countries.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/heroes-behind-the-badge/heroes-behind-badge-sacrifice-survival.html Meatzilla ✓ᴵᴿᴿᴱᴰᴱᴱᴹᴬᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ

    Sierra Club has been a dozen pinecones short of a tree longer than I can remember.

    http://www.duneguide.com/images/Garden_of_Eden.jpg

  • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

    Protect the climate! Go get laid!

    Boy, that Sierra Club is onto something… Or is that “on something”?

  • globalcrap

    Global warming is all these liberals have. No substance on anything these liberals talk about. The real issues are the borders, and the illegal criminal aliens. ISIS, and beheading innocent people. Terrorist in America.

  • Anthony

    Deformed baby brains don’t bring in as much as a normal brain in the baby parts market. Climate change is even effecting the abortion industry.

  • Shellback

    Federal funding needed for mosquito sex-ed and mosquito condoms.

  • moodydon

    Exactly what climate crisis is this woman talking about?
    I like to think I know what’s happening in the world and spend enough time on the internet, reading all sorts of stories/articles/posts/whatever, and I have not seen a single article, post on the climate change crisis…

  • wharfrat

    The Sierra Club and the EPA are most of the problem in America,if they would stay out of the way and our of OUR way We The People will solve our own problems with land and water.

  • Oysteria (I won)

    Wow they used three descriptors for weather; climate change, climate crisis and now there’s a new one – climate disruption!

    • Joycey

      Are reproductive rights disrupting the planet?

  • RepublicanDon

    Wait, the Sierra Club may be on to something. Planned Parenthood can provide reproductive rights to South American, and other at risk, female populations …

    … and just imagine what they could do with all those fully developed baby organs attached to improperly developed brains. Cha-CHING!!!!!

  • Joycey

    You have the power to kill your baby if you have Zika. It is a vulgar thing to say isn’t it. So why doesn’t the New Age Paganist Sierra Club just come out and say it?

  • Joycey

    Someone is trying to profit off of the birth control industry and the abortion industry.

  • Deplorable Nigel Pinchley

    Iowahawk gives the answer, but WHO, the HHS and the Sierra Club will never agree to it. It’s DDT! The elites in government and their facilitators in do-gooder groups would rather that thousands and perhaps millions of babies had their lives and futures taken away by microcephaly than try to wipe out a species like the Aedes mosquito that spreads the virus. It’s the same attitude that’s cost upwards of fifty million African’s lives lost to malaria since the ban on DDT. Africa was close to killing off the Anopheles mosquito which is the sole vector for the disease when the panty bunchers who read Rachel Carsons lies went to war against the insecticide.

  • CrystalDawn0603

    Man, that is some Grade-A stupid there.

  • Barry A. Brewer

    Kind of ironic, since it’s actually the Sierra Club and other “influential voices” of the environmental movement who are MORE to blame for Zika and any other mosquito-borne pathogens – see they helped ban the DDT that would have killed the damned mosquitoes who carry the diseases in the first place.

  • Seriously?

    I’m so relieved. I thought the outbreak was due to pathogens, which have been around longer than humans. It is a good thing we have the experts at the Sierra Club to help lead us to a better world.

  • sizemorew

    It’s kind of mind-blowing. It almost feels like the Sierra Club is doing a massive troll job. The global warming/climate change/whatever it’s called excuse, I expected, but contraception?

  • Ailsa Nordstrom

    Ok so now we’re calling it “climate disruption”? How many times will the name change until they give up on this hoax?

  • Orpheus75

    As the dinosaurs shake their heads in amazement thinking,” and man says that WE were stupid and had walnut sized brains”.

  • Len

    “…..unpredictable as the climate crisis deepens”….

    What’s unpredictable about the climate…..Let me see,…….winter, spring, summer and fall…oh yeah, I predict that it’s going to be one of those……it’s just so “unpredictable.”

    Yes, its George’s fault that’s the ticket.

  • Buddy

    Just guessing, it’s the ban of DDT?

  • Buddy

    “The nonprofit group, Beyond Pesticides, distributed news releases on Friday opposing the W.H.O.’s new policy, saying a dependence on pesticides like DDT “causes greater long-tem problems than those that are being addressed in the short-term.”

    That last line, how’s that worked out over the 10 years since it was said?

    2006, W. H. O., Supports Wider Use of DDT: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/16/world/africa/16malaria.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

  • Fingolfin

    Because without mandatory viewing of gov approved sex ed programs women won’t know that sex=babies./sarc There is also the assumption that high number of births in the 3rd world are unwitting and “hold back” women from their potential as leaders…or something. Sounds like cultural oppression!/

  • lolgfy

    No claim is too crazy today. I blame Obozo for hemmoroids because he’s the biggest one.

  • JV

    No more pretending

    They’ve gone to plaid

  • AZWarrior

    Uh, as a side note Twitchy, the Statue of Liberty is not left handed. Just saying. ☺