Kerry threatens climate skeptics: They ‘put us all at risk’ – Warns ‘we cannot sit idly by and allow them to do that’
WaPo: Sec. of State John Kerry said political opponents who doubt the science of climate change are posing a threat to everyone.
“The science tells us unequivocally, those who continue to make climate change a political fight put us all at risk,” he said. “And we cannot sit idly by and allow them to do that.”
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Kerry: 'Long story short, climate change isn’t just about Bambi. It’s about us.'
“We have to prepare ourselves for the potential social and political consequences that stem from crop failures, water shortages, famine and outbreaks of epidemic disease,” he said. “And we have to heighten our national security readiness to deal with the possible destruction of vital infrastructure and the mass movement of refugees — particularly in parts of the world that already provide fertile ground for violent extremism and terror.
“Long story short, climate change isn’t just about Bambi. It’s about us.”
Kerry said he would convene a task force of senior government officials and outside experts to determine how to make climate change predictions a part of foreign policy planning.
“If we can better identify the red flags of risk around the world, we can better target our diplomacy and development assistance to enable those nations to become more resilient and more secure — and less likely to devolve into a full-fledged war and humanitarian crisis,” he said.
Embassies could use climate change analysis to help host countries find ways to deter disaster, Kerry said,“before it evolves into deep grievances that help fuel conflicts.”
NYT: John Kerry ‘hopes to use his position as secretary of state to achieve a legacy on global warming that has long eluded him’
Kerry: ‘This is simple. Kids at the earliest age can understand this.
Climatologist Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. Slams Kerry: ‘Astonishing lack of knowledge about the greenhouse gas effect by John Kerry. Hope his foreign policy skill is better.’
Kerry said ‘…picture a very thin layer of gases – a quarter-inch, half an inch, somewhere in that vicinity – that’s how thick it is. Whaa!’
Pielke Sr.: Kerry also said ‘It’s called the greenhouse effect because it works exactly like a greenhouse…’ Nope! A real greenhouse uses glass panes.
What is going on at warmist WaPo!? Washington Post ‘opinion writer’: ‘Democrats have turned the global warming debate into a cartoon’ – ‘Kerry’s latest comments and Mr. Steyer’s millions have made the climate-change debate even more surreal than it already was. They are crowding out any rational discussion’