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CNN's Van Jones: 'Delusional' to Not Act on Climate Change to Prevent 'A Billion Climate Refugees'
NewsBusters ^ | February 20, 2014 | Matthew Balan

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]

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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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climatechangefraud; climatechangeshill; globalwarming; kerry; kerryclimatechange; newt; newtgingrich; television; ukraine; vanjones

1 posted on 02/21/2014 1:52:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From where, the upper peninsula?

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2 posted on 02/21/2014 1:55:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 1:56:42 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We still think, after all this time, we can fool you.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 1:56:47 PM PST by FreeperCell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 1:57:40 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: cripplecreek
I can drive to Ontario without going through Detroit now.
6 posted on 02/21/2014 1:58:35 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They need to update this picture with a Kerry photo. That would help. But, if fact, I actually prefer the term Climate-Nazi so I would change that as well. But this will do for now.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 1:58:46 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: Rummyfan

“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.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 2:00:29 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WHEN the world scientists discover a way of changing the global climate then let's do something. Start with eliminating sun spots, hurricanes and tornadoes.

All the libtards want is MORE POWER OVER THE LITTLE PEOPLE and that means taxing the heck out of the makers and giving to the takers on a global scale - - that is what Commie Van Jones, Baraq Hussein Clown, and John F Kerry are seeking.
9 posted on 02/21/2014 2:00:53 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Van Jones, idiot and Marxist, but I repeat myself..LOL


10 posted on 02/21/2014 2:01:01 PM PST by goat granny (.)
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To: KarlInOhio

You literally could. Lake Saint Clair is probably safe for driving on. I know they drive to Drummond island in good winters.


11 posted on 02/21/2014 2:02:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 2:03:10 PM PST by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


13 posted on 02/21/2014 2:03:12 PM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: KarlInOhio

Some pretty good Munising weather cams.

http://www.exploremunising.com/weather.html


14 posted on 02/21/2014 2:05:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj
Yesterday Stephen Moore went on Crossfire and debated Ralph Nader and Vann Jones on minimum wage, and he creamed him.

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’

BOOM.

15 posted on 02/21/2014 2:09:19 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


16 posted on 02/21/2014 2:17:50 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 2:23:25 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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..


18 posted on 02/21/2014 2:25:29 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Having excellen luck with a brief presentation called

Climate Change: Hoax or Hellzapoppin

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.

TEST,
If one (1) TV interviewer asks an environmentalist about these subjects, The newsperson would be be
(a) A Pulitzer Prize Winner.
(b) Fired.

The fact that (b) is the more probable result does not augur well for the nation.

19 posted on 02/21/2014 2:29:34 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (Don't let the aftershave and embalming fluid fool you. Many RINOs are actually dead meat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How many people have these Enviro-Cultist Watermelons killed by pushing this fraud?
We turn food into ethanol, while people are starving. And people are freezing to death in Europe while they shut-down their coal driven power plants.

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.

20 posted on 02/21/2014 2:34:12 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


21 posted on 02/21/2014 2:37:17 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


22 posted on 02/21/2014 2:47:23 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

23 posted on 02/21/2014 2:48:47 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: El Cid

“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.


24 posted on 02/21/2014 2:49:22 PM PST by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The BULL$HIT machine has received orders from headquarters.

There is NO END to their quest for MONEY and CONTROL.

25 posted on 02/21/2014 2:52:22 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: elcid1970

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.


26 posted on 02/21/2014 2:53:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Godless creatures


27 posted on 02/21/2014 3:35:23 PM PST by Old Yeller (P)
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To: cripplecreek

“A Billion Climate Refugees!”

We already have them...

They’re called “Snowbirds”!


28 posted on 02/21/2014 4:12:02 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: sickoflibs
Newt Gingrich slammed Kerry as "delusional" for recently hyping climate change as "the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.

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.

29 posted on 02/21/2014 11:13:45 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy
RE: "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)

Gingrich Earned Twice As Much As Previously Disclosed From Ethanol Lobbying Group


30 posted on 02/21/2014 11:19:28 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Climate Scientist" Michael Mann (Hockey Stick Guy) lost his libel case in a Canadian Civil Court and will have to pony up $10 mill to the defendant's counter-suit.

Michael Mann Faces Bankruptcy as his Courtroom Climate Capers Collapse

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.

31 posted on 02/21/2014 11:27:16 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, it’s delusional to give credence to anyone to the Left of Ted Cruz/Mike Lee/Sarah Palin.


32 posted on 02/22/2014 3:01:35 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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