FACT CHECK: Did The WEF Say Climate Change Is Affecting ‘Attractive Locations The State Wishes To Purchase’?
A post shared on Instagram allegedly shows an X post from the World Economic Forum (WEF) saying climate change is affecting land purchases.
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The claim is inaccurate. The post shown stems from a satirical account impersonating the WEF.
During the first GOP debate, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy called the climate change agenda a “hoax,” according to Rolling Stone. During the debate, for a show of hands on who believed in human-induced climate change, only former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson raised his hand, NBC News reported.
The Instagram post purports the WEF is worried about climate change affecting the purchase of land at a discount. The post shares a screenshot of an alleged X post from the WEF.
“Climate Change will continue to strike attractive locations that the State wishes to purchase at a discount, warn Scientists,” it reads.
This is not a genuine post, however. Instead, it stems from an X account called The World Ecommunist Forum. The account’s bio reads, “The international organization for public-private-parody cooperation. We’ll own everything and you’ll be unhappy! Pronouns: dystopia/dystopian.”
The alleged statement does not appear on any of the WEF’s verified social media accounts or its website. Likewise, there are no credible news reports to corroborate the claim. (RELATED: Did Vivek Ramaswamy Say, ‘Climate Change Is A Hoax’?)
Check Your Fact has reached out to the WEF for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.