Various points here... the revealing of a collective chicken licken hysteria in the name of science, undermining science as a trusted or credible source of information. There is a baby in the bathwater...
The collusion of corporate interests in the role of foxy loxy. That senses ways to exploit a shift in values or power and plays along for private advantage.
That regardless of theories as to why - fundamental Global, economic, social and cultural change is occurring - and also in our climate.
The opportunity I see is perhaps our necessity - and that is to recognize the pervasive mind at work, in its guilt and blame driven fears, in corporately controlled society that subordinates all to a shallow asset stripping private advantage, and in an attempt to use anything and everything to mere profit with no sense of true wealth or value of anyone or anything.
The problem is never what it seems or where it presents itself. Yet to uncover it where it is will also uncover the answer.
To communicate the answer is not recognisable to the mind that thinks it knows the problem. A false self certainty must be released if a more graceful shift in cultural awareness is to be embraced.
The old way will choose war, because the old way IS war.