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John Kerry Brings the Gospel of Global Warming to the World
National Review ^ | 01/04/2014 | William Tucker

Posted on 01/04/2014 5:39:29 AM PST by SeekAndFind

In the 19th century, European colonists set out across the world with Bibles tucked under one arm and blueprints of European parliamentary government under the other to teach the great unwashed the fundamentals of civilization.

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry is continuing that tradition — by preaching the Gospel of Global Warming to the rest of the world.

“Shortly after Mr. Kerry was sworn in last February, he issued a directive that all meetings between senior American diplomats and top foreign officials include a discussion of climate change,” reported the New York Times this week. “He put top climate policy specialists on his State Department personal staff. And he is pursuing smaller climate deals in forums like the Group of 20, the countries that make up the world’s largest economies.”

What prompted the Times report was a sermon that Kerry delivered to the Vietnamese last week on the Mekong Delta. “Decades ago, on these very waters, I was one of many who witnessed the difficult period in our shared history,” he said in a gingerly reference to his Swift boat service during the Vietnam War. “This is one of the two or three most potentially impacted areas in the world with respect to the effects of climate change.”

The Times gave ample space to Jake Schmidt, international climate-policy director for the Natural Resources Council, who enthused about the ways the rest of the world is responding to Kerry’s initiatives. “There’s a lot of scar tissue from the U.S. saying it will do stuff [about reducing carbon emissions],” said Schmidt. “They’re still waiting to see what we’re going to do, but the skepticism is much thinner than it was a few months back.”

So what exactly is the Obama administration doing about climate? Well, it’s outlawing new coal plants and shutting down old ones, putting tens of thousands of people out of work in impoverished parts of America and endangering what’s left of our country’s manufacturing economy. Lucky for them, the unregulated development of gas and oil on private lands is producing other fossil fuels that can take up some of the slack. (NRDC and other environmental groups are doing everything they can to stop that as well.)

But what about nuclear energy, the only non-fossil fuel that has a reasonable chance of replacing coal as the world’s source of base-load electricity? Even James Hansen, the original Paul Revere of global warming, sent a letter to the major environmental groups last November telling them it is pointless to talk about reducing carbon emissions without embracing nuclear power. How are we doing on that?

Well, oddly enough, the Vietnamese to whom Kerry was lecturing last week have already signed an agreement with the Russians to start construction on their first reactor in 2014. The South Koreans – who may now be the best nuclear technologists in the world — will be providing $1 million in training and equipment. China just agreed to loan Pakistan $6.5 billion to build a new reactor, with several more planned. The Chinese themselves have 26 reactors under construction. The U.S. did sign an agreement last October to share nuclear technology with Vietnam, but the suspicion in Asia is that we may have done it only to prevent the Vietnamese from developing their own nuclear infrastructure. Right now we are in a prolonged, testy negotiation with Korea trying to prevent them from enriching their own uranium and recycling their spent fuel, even though both technologies are readily available to them.

In short, despite the licensing of four new reactors in Georgia and South Carolina, the United States is rapidly falling toward the bottom of the pack in developing nuclear technology. (Germany and Japan are out ahead of us.) We closed down two perfectly good reactors at San Onofre, Calif., in 2012 that had 40 years of life left in them, and more reactors will probably close in the next few years than will be completed. Gregory Jaczko, who served long enough as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to close down the Yucca Mountain nuclear-fuel depository at the behest of Senate majority leader Harry Reid, is now touring the country saying we should close down all our reactors.

So just as the missionaries and colonists of the 19th century eventually learned that the backward masses whom they were attempting to civilize were often the inheritors of civilizations far older than their own, so Secretary of State Kerry may eventually learn that his submissive audiences are not as benighted as he imagines. There are now 72 reactors under construction around the world — four of them are in the United States. Maybe they have something to teach us.

— William Tucker is author of Terrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America’s Long Energy Odyssey.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climatechangefraud; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; johnkerry; secstatekerry

1 posted on 01/04/2014 5:39:29 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I think John Kerry needs to take a trip to Antarctica to make sure the penguins aren’t dying of heat exhaustion!


2 posted on 01/04/2014 5:50:49 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: SeekAndFind

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.

3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


3 posted on 01/04/2014 5:52:19 AM PST by abclily
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To: abclily

How skerry, the insufferable boor, is lecturing anyone on anything is beyond me. The “guy” is a putz supreme...and a traitor to boot. By the way, he does have 4 Purple Hearts, you know.


4 posted on 01/04/2014 5:59:59 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The globull warming dinosaurs lumber on.


5 posted on 01/04/2014 6:09:27 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: SeekAndFind
John Kerry Brings the Gospel of Global Warming to the World

John Kerry - A dope who would willingly see money burned on the alter of the fairy tale of global warming rather than reserved to sustain continued benefits to wounded veterans - a program that the government is considering cutting right now.

6 posted on 01/04/2014 6:10:38 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SeekAndFind

John Kerry - the Doofus of State - has never been right about anything.


7 posted on 01/04/2014 6:16:14 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: SeekAndFind

John Kerry needs to bring his wind surfing board to one of the lakes in northern Minnesota on Monday and see if the prophecy of St. Algore lamenting the world having a fever is really true.


8 posted on 01/04/2014 6:23:16 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: SeekAndFind
The EPA is totally out of control - IMPEACH NOW!!!

APS closes 3 units at Four Corners power plant
Three coal-fired generators that opened in the 1960s near Farmington, N.M., closed Monday as part of a $182 million plan for Arizona Public Service Co. to meet environmental regulations, the utility reported. APS Vice President of Fossil Generation David Hansen traveled to the Four Corners Power Plant on Monday for a ceremony with the 434 plant workers to mark the closure. APS also purchased a larger stake in two units that will remain open at the plant, a move that could cost APS customers almost $3 a month. The transaction is part of APS’ proposal to meet Environmental Protection Agency requirements for pollution from the plant’s five generators. Rather than pay to upgrade the three oldest units, APS closed them and paid $182 million for a larger stake in Units 4 and 5, which don’t need as much investment to meet EPA standards.
9 posted on 01/04/2014 6:23:43 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: abclily
Lesson for today:

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress...

Question for the teacher: "I don't understand... if the inhabitants of earth are less than specks, wouldn't that make the personnages in congress less-than-less-than specks?

10 posted on 01/04/2014 6:30:28 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: ImNotLying

Kerry could stop by in Upstate NY in his swimming trunks and shovel 12 inches of snow today. Overnight temp was minus 20 without the wind chill factor. It’s minus 6 right right. So yeah, technically we are experiencing global warming. Temp went up 14 degrees.


11 posted on 01/04/2014 6:44:20 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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Thanks SeekAndFind.
12 posted on 01/04/2014 6:45:42 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: C210N

Well, they’re supposed to be representative of the rest of us. We voted them into office. Are we proud?


13 posted on 01/04/2014 6:45:46 AM PST by abclily
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To: SeekAndFind

The appropriate dress for these kinds of presentations would be as a witch doctor.


14 posted on 01/04/2014 7:11:59 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: hal ogen

Probably gets 100% disability from the VA for the scratches he got while riding his swift boat.


15 posted on 01/04/2014 7:32:36 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: SeekAndFind

John Kerry Brings the Gospel of Global GOVERNANCE to the World


16 posted on 01/04/2014 7:41:24 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SeekAndFind

The bible was meant to save the world.

Nuclear fission was meant to destroy the world.

They are the exact opposites.


17 posted on 01/04/2014 7:44:45 AM PST by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Cheerio

How does the EPA regulate plants on Navajo land?

The Four Corners APS plants are on tribal land aren’t they?

Perhaps the Indians need a minor revolt...


18 posted on 01/04/2014 8:44:53 AM PST by az_gila
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To: SeekAndFind

19 posted on 01/04/2014 9:20:01 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind
“Shortly after Mr. Kerry was sworn in last February, he issued a directive that all meetings between senior American diplomats and top foreign officials include a discussion of climate change,”

Oh man, that would be one of those meetings where someone says, "Now about climate change.....". Everyone looks at each other, they all wink, and someone else says "Let the minutes reflect positively that climate change was brought up."

Then, "I move that the meeting adjourn."

"Second"

"All in favor.."

20 posted on 01/04/2014 11:24:57 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: az_gila
You are correct the station is located on the Navajo Nation. I suspect Obammy ignores the fact it is on INDIAN LAND just like he ignores our immigration laws, our DOMA law, etc. and makes up new laws as he goes, just like rewriting of laws he doesn't like so much - e.g. his namesake law "OBAMACARE".

HOW is he empowered to perform in this manner? Because the gutless spineless GOP-e running the House will NOT IMPEACH HIM. Obummer is just like a little kid testing his parent to see how much he can get away with. If he gets away with one thing, he is on to more and more mischief. Boner and his GOP-e House leaders should have brought up articles of impeachment years ago after F&F. How about Benghazi? Nixon was run out of office for lying about a burglary that he never authorized, and where no one was KILLED or even injured, and Teflon Barry has the press writing articles of praise on what a messiah he is while standing by while his Ambassador is being slaughtered. Then LIES TO THE NATION for 6 weeks over and over and over. The solution the framers gave "WE THE PEOPLE" is impeachment. It is that easy.

I don't care that the Senate will not remove Hussein - he has committed high crimes and misdemeanors and certainly has not upheld his oath to defend the Constitution and faithfully execute the laws of the USA.

Then there is that nasty issue about being born of American parentS and whether he is even eligible to be propping his feet up on the people's Resolute desk.
21 posted on 01/04/2014 3:36:26 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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