Skip to comments.How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love ‘Climate Change’
Posted on 02/17/2014 8:36:39 AM PST by smoothsailing
February 16, 2014
You could only laugh when John Kerry doubled-down on “climate change” in a speech in Indonesia over the weekend, calling global warming as great a threat to humanity as terrorism and WMDs. Laugh bleakly, that is.
Why had our secretary of State, whom even Wikipedia describes as having been a mediocre student and who has no discernible background in science and technology (other than being able to windsurf), settled on “climate change” as his cause célèbre of the moment?
Well, things are probably not going so well on the Iran nuclear deal or on the Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, if current reports are anywhere near correct. (Ditto on the economy and healthcare fronts — not his purview, but still…). So what’s a fellow to do?
The great thing about “climate change” armageddon talk is that no one can prove you wrong, unless you’re like Al Gore and start to make short run predictions. But no one’s likely to make that mistake again.
No, “climate change” makes, or should make, a perfect distraction. And right now liberalism needs a distraction, preferably one that gets people and nations to cough up money.
Unfortunately (or really fortunately), the money-collecting part won’t be so easy. Even a few liberal audiences, religious fanatics though they may be, are beginning to smell a rat, not that you will hear too many say it out loud. That would be an admission that could start some serious and dangerous unraveling.
Still, even some high-level folks at the British Met Office, considered by many to be command and control for the warmists, are evincing a little skepticism, but don’t tell Kerry. He’s busy saving the world, with no time to read web sites like Watts Up With That.
And in Kerry’s case he has even more reason to emphasize climate armageddon over nuclear armageddon. He and his boss are about to allow Iran to have a real weapon of mass destruction. Better to downplay it. After all, it’s only an atomic bomb, Dr. Strangelove. How many people can that kill compared to a horrific weather event? Just because Katrina only resulted in an estimated 1500 deaths and 135,000 died in Hiroshima doesn’t mean it’s always going to be like that. And just because current thermonuclear weapons are exponentially more powerful than the Hiroshima original — the first atomic bombs were the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT, today’s hydrogen bombs 10,000,000 tons of TNT – doesn’t mean the mullahs are going to be anywhere close to that for at least five years.
So relax. The real problem confronting humanity is “climate change.” That’s what we all have to focus on. And, if early word on the motion picture Noah is correct, it’s also overpopulation and environmental degradation by you profligate humans. So do as Dr. Strangelove (and Slim Pickens, for that matter) and stop worrying about the Iranian bomb. It’s “climate change,” stupid. Open your wallets, listen to Lord Kerry, and bombs away.
Yeah, both the Kenyan Marxist and his White House spokes-kid were using the term recently.
In the face of this hard winter, don’t they know how stupid they look?
Having killed their own reservoirs, the CA “drought” is largely a RAT-made disaster. (terrorism)
We were forced to give up light bulbs, and yet we are always lectured that its not enough.
David Gregory says it would require much pain now for a better future, to Marsha Blackburn
And we can keep our doctors too.
I can survive in hot dust bowls, or we can survive in Arctic tundras, but I cannot live in a world without freedom.
At the start of the “Glo-Bull” warming scare around 1997, the jonquils came up through the ground on Jan 5, earlier than I have ever seen them.
This year the jonquils poked their heads through the ground on Feb 14, about when they would normally come up.
At some point, probably in about 5 billion years, our sun will run out of fuel. But not before turning into a "red giant" and vaporizing the earth with intense heat (before cooling into a white dwarf). Now there's your global warming right there.
I can “gaaranteee” you that my very liberal sis in law in Minneapolis would give her eye teeth right now for a little bit of global warming.
But what's the plan for "correcting" the global warming? Are we so presumptuous to believe that we can do things as people, to alter our climate? What things do we measure to tell if any such proposal is producing a more ideal climate? This is the ultimate liberal fantasy--a never-ending premise that gives them power over taxation, power over energy and consumption policies, and power over everyone's lives. This includes farming, transportation, where we live and commute, and how we conduct business.
It's not "ironic," it's disgraceful. It's disgraceful people are so poorly educated about basic scientific facts they can be easily mislead by arrogant dolts like Gore, Kerry and the UN's IPCC. Of course that lack of education is by design, not accident.
Here's a reality check: Americans are so scientifically brain-dead that 26% believe the sun revolves around Earth. With that level of ignorance, Pied Pipers for selfish "causes" are lined up around the block, eager to lead the lambs to slaughter.
Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize for talking about nuclear non-proliferation and then set the stage for Iran to get the bomb. Way to go, Nobel!
He should’ve said, “believing in the man made global warming hoax and making laws about it are as great a threat to humanity as terrorism and WMDs.”
If it wasn’t for “climate change”, I would never be able to root for my Pittsburgh Pirates. No Spring Training, No Grapefruit League, No Boys of Summer. What a drag the world would be without climate change.
I’m in Pennsylvania and I’m getting a sore back from shoveling all this global warming out of my driveway.
It looks like Kerry is inside the "low information" voter group, like most, if not all, Democrats.