Skip to comments.CNN's Van Jones: 'Delusional' to Not Act on Climate Change to Prevent 'A Billion Climate Refugees'
Posted on 02/21/2014 1:52:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Left-wing activist turned CNN host Van Jones ran to John Kerry's defense on Wednesday's Crossfire, after co-host Newt Gingrich slammed Kerry as "delusional" for recently hyping climate change as "the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction." Jones retorted, "It's not delusional to focus on climate disruption. It's delusional not to."
Moments earlier, the former Obama green jobs czar himself made a doom-and-gloom prediction about the hypothetical effects of what he labeled "climate disruption:" [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]
VAN JONES: Now, here's a good question: should serious people focus on global political instability terrorism, failing states, nuclear weapons or should we focus on global climate instability droughts, floods, extreme weather?
Here's the correct answer: yes, both, because climate disruption will make every other national security problem worse big floods, crazy weather that can destabilize governments, especially weak governments. That makes it easier for extremists to grab power, or to grab nuclear weapons. No food people riot; when the oceans rise, people flee. You can imagine a world with some of these scenarios with a billion climate refugees. That's a dangerous place.
Gingrich led the CNN debate program with his attack on the secretary of state:
NEWT GINGRICH: In the 'Crossfire' tonight, two guests help us clarify John Kerry's priorities. Today, a traditional secretary of state might have called a news conference to address at length the near-civil war in the Ukraine; or the challenges we face in Syria and Iraq; or Iran's nuclear program even the problems in Venezuela. A real secretary of state would focus on the real world.
Instead, we have a secretary of state who says the biggest threat we face is global warming. I want you to hear it again.
JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE: In a sense, climate change can now be considered another weapon of mass destruction perhaps, even the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.
GINGRICH: That statement is delusional. It's perfectly fine if you're in the U.S. Senate, which has a hundred members, and anyone can be randomly weird. But delusional thinking is totally inexcusable for any secretary of state.
Jones then gave a short reply to his co-host, and then accused Gingrich of being a "flip-flopper" on climate change:
JONES: ...I think it's wrong to jump on him [Kerry] about this. First of all, I've worked on this issue, as you know, for ten years of my life. Climate change is a super-serious issue. The Pentagon says it's super serious; the CIA says it's super serious.
And I'm surprised at you, in particular. You are one of the most pro-science people in public life. Here, you've got somebody trying to elevate science to the global discourse. He's right to raise this stuff. I think you're wrong to jump on him.
VAN JONES is a DEMOCRATIC COMMUNIST. DEMOCRAT COMMUNISTS are the one’s pushing the AGW/CO2 scam to use it has political propaganga to grow government and increase taxes. That’s what COMMUNISTS DO. And democrats to.
We still think, after all this time, we can fool you.
We have so many idiots in government like Kerry. And so many downright just evil people in the media like Jones. You and I know he’s a commie wannabe-Stalin who would , if he had the power, throw one-quarter of America into gulags. But the truly frightening thing is that there are people out there who believe Kerry and Jones.
“But the truly frightening thing is that there are people out there who believe Kerry and Jones.”
I have listened to Jones talk, back when he was in an office at the White House. My jaw drops at what he says and nobody in the audience laughs or questions him.
Van Jones, idiot and Marxist, but I repeat myself..LOL
You literally could. Lake Saint Clair is probably safe for driving on. I know they drive to Drummond island in good winters.
Van Jones sees us as Delusional.......
Psychological projection was conceptualized by Sigmund Freud in the 1900s as a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously rejects his or her own unacceptable attributes by ascribing them to objects or persons in the outside world.
The global warming propaganda does involve spreading fear about natural disaster.
That part of the pitch gained some traction after Hurricane Katrina with a giant “refugee” poster being displayed in a local high school cafeteria to spread fear and drive.
Its bad enough the left pushes this agenda, its worse when major businesses join in the propaganda campaign by having “sustainability” policies and “green” initiatives.
But of course the major businesses have their own agenda backing the GOPe and driving this country in the same bad direction at a slower rate of speed.
Some pretty good Munising weather cams.
I am used to idiot Republicans from congress just repeating over and over ‘duh, it will lose jobs’ and then getting beat up with 50 different Dem comebacks, but Moore shot them all down easily with retorts that Dems were not ready for.
He does his homework and comes prepared.
Van Jones says “Bush raised the minimum wage”
Moore replied :”Yeh in 2008 , and then economy crashed’
“Today, a traditional secretary of state might have called a news conference to address at length the near-civil war in the Ukraine; or the challenges we face in Syria and Iraq; or Iran’s nuclear program even the problems in Venezuela. A real secretary of state would focus on the real world.
Instead, we have a secretary of state who says the biggest threat we face is global warming. I want you to hear it again.”
Newt is right on target. All these problems going on and Kerry(he was in Viet Nam) wants to focus on climate change. What a dufus.
I moved from the frozen communist north of MA to the sunny land of freedom, TX. That makes me a climate refugee. It ain’t half bad.
The weather is always been unstable... it’s called “SEASONS”..
Thats right there is indeed a word for it..
Theres another word but I hesitate to make it more complicated..
That word is “CYCLES”... now don’t freak out on me..
it’s a bit more complicated than Seasons..
That damned SUN can mess up an Ice Age -OR- create one..
besides THAT plants just LOVE.... Co2...
You know.. Plants the basis for all terrestrial life on this planet.. and could be basis for all(or most) sea-borne life as well..
If anyone references climate change withour speaking about:
(1)The Milankovitch Glaciation Cycle,
(2)The Maunder Cycle,
(3)The Historic Record,
they are simply quite full of agendized Hosshiite. I call it "Soccer Mom Science."
BTW, not one American in a Thousand, no matter what their educational level,has been taught a damn thing about them, even though they are absolutely accepted by real scientists. Also BTW, Lawyers and English or other Liberal arts Majors should not be allowed in technical or scientific discussions. The former because they have clients who are invested in "Global Earming" which demonstrably does not exist, and the latter because they cannot even adjust their own bicycles or accept facts which may or may not contravene their feelings. The reason they became Liberal Arts majors, or far worse, "Education" majors, is because: (a) they cannot "do math," or could not deal with science courses, or because they were just plain dumb or lazy.
Like Al Gore, who was and is both.
If one (1) TV interviewer asks an environmentalist about these subjects, The newsperson would be be
(a) A Pulitzer Prize Winner.
The fact that (b) is the more probable result does not augur well for the nation.
Blood is on these people hands as they try to manipulate their fraudulent data to push their politics, increase their tax revenue (with their Carbon Tax schemes), and increase Government control over people's lives.
So, “climate change” is going to occur in other parts of the world but not the US? Otherwise, why would we need to worry about a refugee situation?
Lake Superior looks like a very, very sick Wile E. Coyote.
Wonder why most of Lake Michigan is as yet unfrozen? Always heard that large inland lakes can moderate the weather.
“How many people have these Enviro-Cultist Watermelons killed by pushing this fraud?”
Probably not as many as Rachel Carson killed by depriving the world of it’s most potent weapon against Malaria -DDT.
There is NO END to their quest for MONEY and CONTROL.
I’m not sure why Lake Michigan tends to stay open. I think it might have something to do with the wave action over a shorter distance. Lake Superior usually stays open simply because there’s so much water there.
The lakes do moderate the weather quite a bit.
“A Billion Climate Refugees!”
We already have them...
They’re called “Snowbirds”!
Wait a sec, I thought Newt was climate change believer. I hate to concur with that lunatic Van "down by the river" Jones but he's changed his position so many times it's hard to keep track.
Video : Newt Gingrich and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - We Can Solve It (Newt says: Speaker Nancy Pelosi and I agree that we need to demand action from our leaders to combat climate change ie mandate ethanol)
He failed to produce his research data on the "Hockey Stick" -- tantamount to an admission that it was fabricated.
As a consequence, Mark Steyn's counter-suit will likely also be successful.
Actually, it’s delusional to give credence to anyone to the Left of Ted Cruz/Mike Lee/Sarah Palin.