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Kerry: Climate Change Most Destructive Weapon

From an irony-proof Associated Press:

John Kerry mocks those who deny climate change

By Matthew Lee | February 16, 2014 

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called climate change perhaps the world’s "most fearsome" destructive weapon and mocked those who deny its existence or question its causes, comparing them to people who insist the Earth is flat.

In a speech to Indonesian students, civic leaders and government officials, Kerry tore into climate change skeptics. He accused them of using shoddy science and scientists to delay steps needed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases at the risk of imperiling the planet

"We simply don’t have time to let a few loud interest groups hijack the climate conversation," he said, referring to what he called "big companies" that "don’t want to change and spend a lot of money" to act to reduce the risks.

Kerry later singled out major oil and coal concerns as the primary offenders.

"We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists and science and extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts," Kerry told the audience at a U.S. Embassy-run American Center in a shopping mall.

"Nor should we allow any room for those who think that the costs associated with doing the right thing outweigh the benefits."

"The science is unequivocal, and those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand," Kerry said. "We don’t have time for a meeting anywhere of the Flat Earth Society," he said.

So much for diversity. (And science, which is founded on skepticism. Not dogmatism.)

"This city, this country, this region, is really on the front lines of climate change," Kerry said. "It’s not an exaggeration to say that your entire way of life here is at risk."

Even as Mr. Kerry was speaking, the Mount Kelud volcano was erupting, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate Java.

Before the climate change speech, Kerry toured Jakarta’s Istiqlal Mosque, one of the largest in the world, to pay his respects to Indonesia’s Muslim majority population.

Huh. And to think that some people might consider Muslim extremism to be "the world’s most fearsome destructive weapon." After all, how many Christians (and gays) have they killed, compared to global warming?

And it doesn’t take any ‘scientists’ to figure it out.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, February 17th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Kerry: Climate Change Most Destructive Weapon”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    The biggest WMD in the world right now is the mass gaggle of buffoons like Kerry, Obama, the Clintoons, and all the rest who are in power. You can just take a sniff and smell the “diversity” of idiocy and selfish communist-party power-odor they emit.

    A world in denial is what we currently have, partly because the media packages the socialism in such a thin shroud of “practicality” and “what-good-people-do-isms”.

    What’s been obvious to us for years is how much they scream at us for using the arguments our own parents used about saving money/being thrifty, working hard, (It’s its own reward) and many of the biblical anecdotes about how to live life.

    If someone told me that Satan is around and walking the Earth these days, I’d have to agree simply because of the blatant ignorance in people right now as well as the complete reversal of what is good vs. what is bad.

    So call me a “hater” if you will. I welcome it. People like Lurch Kerry (who fought in Vietnam) are the PROBLEM.

    I seriously think it’s going to come down to a very ugly result.

    • Petronius says:

      Rusty: “If someone told me that Satan is around and walking the Earth these days, I’d have to agree ….”

      That reminds me of a story about Ralph de Toledano of National Review.  Ralph was writing a novel and insisted on capitalizing Heaven and Hell.  The editor kept changing them to lower case, and Ralph would re-capitalize them.  Finally, the publisher called Ralph and asked him why he kept capitalizing the words.  Ralph’s response:  “Because they’re places.  You know, like Scarsdale.”

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      My mom was an English teacher. Though I fail often enough in grammar and spelling, I do try to maintain the correct decorum and adhere to the rules of the Queen’s English.

      I always felt awful capitalizing Satan though. However, it seems that’s that case in every bible I ever picked up so….there you have it.

      Now back to your regularly scheduled program.

  2. wirenut says:

    SCIENCE, by those who choose to silence. Who get’s to choose what temp. or weather is proper?
    Are those of faith led to believe, that man is greater than our maker? Fool’s Gold! True science is built on fact’s and truth’s. If not, no heating or cooling. No running water to our homes, or the invention of useful electricity, and many more things we take for granted today.
    My consensus is, we need to be left alone by the God-less moron’s, and more on liberty.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to the Holy Bible: Hebrew Ref. No. 7853 satan saw-tan’ a primitive root; to attack, (figuratively) accuse:–(be an) adversary, resist.

    Not a proper noun deserving of capitalization. The term references a fundamental in action ..

  4. canary says:

    Brilliant of Kerry when Indonesia hates America more than ever. They are just sucking it up for another donation from the US to be used towards being environmentally correct. When Indonesia rebuilds after the volcano, Kerry will demand they use the latest technology with the financial aid the US is ready to give Indonesia. Indonesia is mad because US feeds the menthol loving Kool cigarette smoking culture and racial ethnicity, and won’t buy import Indonesia’s clove cigarettes which has led to the WTO siding with Indonesia. Indonesia has actually claimed discrimination and that the clove cigarettes are part of Indonesia’s history and culture and the US buy them from them. They want that Indonesia high school class in US public schools. And the US and Australia spying
    on Indonesia’s trade has really ticked them off. So, Kerry stopped by the mosque to spur the Muslims to condemn smoking and strong arm the Indonesia government to drop their suit against the USA.

    Also, the primary goal of climate nuts and global warmers is to lower the population. The easiest
    solution is to cut the population around the global ball so that the earth will last longer. These global environments want to be last to leave the boat.

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