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Kerry: If We're Wrong on Climate Change, 'What's the Worst That Can Happen?'
http://www.weeklystandard.com/ ^ | 5/20/14 | BY JERYL BIER

Posted on 05/20/2014 8:49:05 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda

Kerry: If We're Wrong on Climate Change, 'What's the Worst That Can Happen?' '97 percent' of scientists are wrong.

BY JERYL BIER

Secretary of State John Kerry did not shy away from pejorative language when addressing "climate change" in his commencement speech at Boston College on Monday. Kerry referred to those skeptical of the Obama administration's climate claims as "members of the Flat Earth Society" who are "risking nothing less than the future of the entire planet" by resisting implementation of the administration's policies. At the very least, Kerry argued, what have we got to lose by taking the steps he and the president are advocating? [emphasis added]:

If we make the necessary efforts to address this challenge – and supposing I’m wrong or scientists are wrong, 97 percent of them all wrong – supposing they are, what’s the worst that can happen? We put millions of people to work transitioning our energy, creating new and renewable and alternative; we make life healthier because we have less particulates in the air and cleaner air and more health; we give ourselves greater security through greater energy independence – that’s the downside. This is not a matter of politics or partisanship; it’s a matter of science and stewardship. And it’s not a matter of capacity; it’s a matter of willpower.

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KEYWORDS: globalwarminghoax; kerry
The worst that can happen is millions of people get their money stolen by this scam, people lose jobs while Al Gore makes half a billion dollars. Oh wait, that already happened.
1 posted on 05/20/2014 8:49:05 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Uh, - - - politicians will continue to lie, and taxes and the National Debt will go sky high?


2 posted on 05/20/2014 8:52:42 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

And don’t forget skyrocketing energy prices because of the shutdown of the coal industry and limits on fossil fuel development.


3 posted on 05/20/2014 8:52:48 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Billions starve, tyranny rules, we enter a new dark age.

That is the downside of dragging the energy clock back 100 years.


4 posted on 05/20/2014 8:52:48 AM PDT by DManA
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

He probably echoed something stupid like that about the Veteran’s Administration as well.


5 posted on 05/20/2014 8:56:48 AM PDT by Renkluaf
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

What is the worst that could happen? Besides destroying the US economy with crippling energy prices that cause millions to lose their jobs and transfer the wealth of Americans to a few elites? Nothing much, I guess.


6 posted on 05/20/2014 8:56:59 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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7 posted on 05/20/2014 8:58:08 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
What is the worse that could happen?

Grow the best wine grapes in Wales and Northumbria like they did during Roman and Early Angles times?
Be able to visit Alaska in April?
Have southern Canada become the corn-belt?

8 posted on 05/20/2014 8:58:19 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

It has already happened. The elites can afford the green movement, they have the green to pay for it. The rest of us, not so much.


9 posted on 05/20/2014 8:58:34 AM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

> The worst that can happen is millions of people get their money stolen by this scam, people lose jobs while Al Gore makes half a billion dollars. Oh wait, that already happened.

Ditto.


10 posted on 05/20/2014 8:59:11 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

What’s the worst that can happen? Well, gee, how about the negative affects on the economy and people’s lives that implementation of their ideas would have?

People forget that the risk aversion formula has three facets, not two.

The first two these folks have down:
1. The likelihood of a thing happening.
2. The impact of the thing happening.

What they forget is the third facet:
3. The cost of mitigating the event.

Nobody pays to harden their home from a direct meteor strike. There is a reason for that. It’s in the combination of 1 and 3 above.


11 posted on 05/20/2014 8:59:31 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Rush is till keeping count from Gores 2006 proclamation that the earth will cook in 10 years. He has less than 2 left and it ain't getting hotter....

Algore: We Have Ten Years Left Before Earth Cooks

12 posted on 05/20/2014 9:00:08 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The guy is a freaking idiot.


13 posted on 05/20/2014 9:03:01 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: TheDon

in the year 2000

the ice age will turn the world into an iceball

in the year 2000

the world will be one massive desert

in the year 2000

population will explode and people will be starving to death

in the year 2000

hiv will kill 1/2 the planet

in the year 2000

the usa and ussr will destroy the world

in the year 2000

japan will own the usa

in the year 2000

there will be no more oil to pump out of the earth

in the year 2000

drinkable water will be gone

in the year 2000

the ozone layer will be gone...


14 posted on 05/20/2014 9:03:39 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Spending money we do not have on worthless programs that accomplish nothing. Man is not capable of adjusting the weather.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 9:03:48 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
The worst that can happen for Kerry and his fellow elites?The creation of a large segment of society who will want to lynch them if the opportunity arises.
16 posted on 05/20/2014 9:03:48 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: DManA

Billions starve, tyranny rules, we enter a new dark age.

That is the downside of dragging the energy clock back 100 years.


Let me try:

Impoverishing the nations, institutions, and individuals that support freedom can mean:

1. Global annihilation dues to forces of evil with nuclear weapons that would have been avoided by keeping a healthy economy.

2. The forces of socialism prevail, and in the 21st century equals their 20th century record of hundreds of million murdered.

3. The planet spending centuries under socialist oppression.

4. Billions die prematurely because of the waste of economic resources.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 9:05:22 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001 (Since 2001. Seriously.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

There are real environmental issues. If the far left fringe (today’s Luddites) convince enough people that CO2 is pollution, we will spend the resources we are willing to spend on protecting the climate, and we will get nothing at all in return. We will no longer have those resources, and we will not be able to use them even to protect our environment from real pollution. I’d call that - several trillion dollars wasted - a pretty big cost.


18 posted on 05/20/2014 9:06:29 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

19 posted on 05/20/2014 9:10:22 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Idiot Alert!


20 posted on 05/20/2014 9:11:33 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

McCain used that same refrain in 2008.


21 posted on 05/20/2014 9:13:03 AM PDT by kabar
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

If we are wrong about the earth being flat what’s the worst that could happen?


22 posted on 05/20/2014 9:15:12 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
If We're Wrong on Climate Change, 'What's the Worst That Can Happen?',

This is the usual response you get after you have shot down all of their claims about climate change,

23 posted on 05/20/2014 9:21:40 AM PDT by oldbrowser (This looks like a make it or break it point for America.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
transitioning our energy, creating new and renewable and alternative;

There is no such thing. This is as mythical as Smaug.

24 posted on 05/20/2014 9:25:49 AM PDT by DManA
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
If We're Wrong on Climate Change,

Hold on there; I thought anthropogenic climate change was settled science.

25 posted on 05/20/2014 9:27:38 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

China continues pumping record amounts of pollution into the environment to manufacture goods that are no longer cost effective for us to make due to environmental regulation and energy costs?.....Oh wait, that’s already happened.


26 posted on 05/20/2014 9:49:10 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“transitioning our energy, creating new and renewable and alternative”

The only way that’s economically possible is for it to be continuously government subsidized.


27 posted on 05/20/2014 9:50:36 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: TheDon

Actually, the way the “elites” afford alternative energy is to make sure we’re not using it, and taxing us to pay for THEIR use of it.

To a atheistic elitist, no amount of “elite” status is good enough. There’s never enough “difference” between their lifestyles and that of the masses to satisfy them. They constantly strive to increase that “difference”.


28 posted on 05/20/2014 9:54:21 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

[ Kerry: If We’re Wrong on Climate Change, ‘What’s the Worst That Can Happen?’ ]

Idiot.... We could intentionally trigger ANOTHER ICE AGE.... Ice Ages are BAD BAD BAD for life on earth, the tropical crap libs love so much shrink down to even narrower bands and world wide rainfall decreases.....

Idiot Kerry, we are better with Warming vs. Cooling....


29 posted on 05/20/2014 10:07:07 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; SunkenCiv

What an A*Hole.


30 posted on 05/20/2014 11:24:07 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

They’ll find out you’ve been lying and screwing taxpayers all along and they’ll hang leftist tyrants from the closest tree or lamp post as far as the eye can see.


31 posted on 05/20/2014 12:17:10 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: GraceG

ha that’s a good point. Also the percentage of CO2 is at 0.04%. If it gets to 0.02% plants start dying off and guess who dies off next? You ever see that movie “The road”? It’s a novel by Cormac McCarthy of a man and his young son surviving earth after a cataclysmic event, but he never says in the book what the event was nor in the movie what exactly happened. All you know is that there are no more plants, the sky is constantly overcast and everything is dead except for a few humans. Food is virtually non-existent, so people start resorting to cannibalism to survive. So right away when the book came out and then the movie, liberals immediately said it was global warming, and I was like wait a minute - If it was global warming from excessive CO2, plants would be all over the place. If a meteor hit earth or nukes went off it would throw mega tons of dirt and dust into the sky but there would still be plants. The ones that required direct sunlight would die off, but there are plenty of plants that do not require direct sunlight. So the only possible explanation is that the CO2 level dropped below 0.02% for whatever reason, he never says. All the plants are dead, even algae and moss.


32 posted on 05/20/2014 12:17:41 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: longtermmemmory

man predicting weather = failure.

man predicting future events = failure.

those earning a nice living as a “man caused” climate change advocate = probably in the millions.

the new industry “too big to fail”.


33 posted on 05/20/2014 1:30:19 PM PDT by overdog2
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Yo, John F.
Just raped anew of hard earned wages ... together with the additional loss of freedom.
Just the same ol' government keepin' on, that's all, you friggin' halfwit.
What happens for you there political-elite-boy?
34 posted on 05/20/2014 2:48:48 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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