John Kerry lashes out at climate change skeptics, ‘dirty energy’

JohnKerrySecretary of State John Kerry, speaking yesterday at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council, criticized Florida Governor Rick Scott’s (R) administration for allegedly banning the term climate change from all communications. Scott has publicly denied claims that any phrases were forbidden by his administration.

Kerry said, “Now folks, we literally do not have the time to waste debating whether we can say ‘climate change.’ Because no matter how much people want to bury their heads in the sand, it will not alter the fact that 97 percent of peer-reviewed climate studies confirm that climate change is happening and that human activity is largely responsible.”

But according to an article first published in the Wall Street Journal on May 27, 2014, “The ’97 percent’ figure in the Zimmerman/Doran survey represents the views of only 79 respondents who listed climate science as an area of expertise and said they published more than half of their recent peer-reviewed papers on climate change. Seventy-nine scientists—of the 3,146 who responded to the survey—does not a consensus make.”

“In 2013, John Cook, an Australia-based blogger, and some of his friends reviewed abstracts of peer-reviewed papers published from 1991 to 2011. Mr. Cook reported that 97% of those who stated a position explicitly or implicitly suggest that human activity is responsible for some warming. His findings were published in Environmental Research Letters.

“Mr. Cook’s work was quickly debunked. In Science and Education in August 2013, for example, Professor David R. Legates and three coauthors reviewed the same papers as did Mr. Cook and found ‘only 41 papers—0.3 percent of all 11,944 abstracts or 1.0 percent of the 4,014 expressing an opinion, and not 97.1 percent—had been found to endorse’ the claim that human activity is causing most of the current warming.” You can access the full article here.

Kerry has previously stated that climate change is as “big a threat as terrorism, poverty, and weapons of mass destruction,” and has been considered by some to be a “champion of combating climate change.”

Kerry’s remarks are part of a growing trend among Democrats in the run-up to the 2016 elections to silence climate change scientists and members of Congress who are skeptical of global warming. There is also a new climate change denier website where citizens are urged to contact and harass Senators and House Representatives who don’t follow the climate change narrative.

The actual host for the site is Organizing for America, a group with close ties to the White House, and who have contributed heavily to Democratic priorities in order “to mobilize support behind the president’s agenda.”

According to Kerry, politicians who don’t follow the global warming narrative, “will not be remembered favorably by future generations.” He also said:

“If we fail, future generations will not and should not forgive those who ignore this moment, no matter their reasoning. Future generations will judge our effort not just as a policy failure, but as a collective moral failure of historic consequence. And they will want to know how world leaders could possibly have been so blind or so ignorant or so ideological or so dysfunctional and, frankly, so stubborn.”

Mimicking Obama’s recent comments about the Keystone Pipeline carrying “dirty oil,” Kerry urged the country to transition away from “dirty sources of energy.” The Keystone XL pipeline, which needs the State Department’s approval to be built across international borders, awaits Kerry’s decision.

Once made, its ultimate fate resides with the President, who vetoed bipartisan legislation on February 24, 2015, that would have begun construction of the pipeline.

Kerry also commended Obama’s “Climate Action Plan” for lowering carbon dioxide emissions, which the Daily Caller noted as “praise that may be misplaced.”

Government data shows that U.S. emissions began to fall in 2007,” and Obama’s Climate Plan wasn’t announced until summer 2013.

Source

Trackback from your site.

Leave a comment (newest first):

Comments (8)

  • Avatar

    Jake

    |

    You really have to wonder: if the science is on their side, why are they always in such a tizzy over dissenting views? If more CO2 in the troposphere equals more global warming, then why has there been no warming for nearly two decades? The theory fails on so many fronts you have to wonder why they are so determined to be right.

    Reply

  • Avatar

    Dan Pangburn

    |

    Climate has always changed … naturally. The last change is that it stopped warming.

    Discover what actually does cause climate change (95% correlation since before 1900) at http://agwunveiled.blogspot.com

    Reply

  • Avatar

    Gus

    |

    Let’s see, how much credence should we give to Mr. Kerry’s pronouncements on science. He majored in “Political Science,” which is not science at all, but even so he was a lackluster student, graduating with an average of 76, and never, not even once, received an “A.” Mr. Kerry knows nothing of science or any other subject that would tax his brain, other than politicking. His pronouncements on the subject of “climate change” aren’t worth listening to or commenting on; neither are his pronouncements on any other subject, come to think of it.

    Reply

  • Avatar

    Ralph

    |

    How much “dirty energy” does Kerry use in his yacht in a years time?

    Reply

  • Avatar

    Amber

    |

    Kerry will likely not be remembered 1 day after the barn door hits him on the ass on the way out . Global warming fear mongers are looking more and more foolish every decade that goes by without any discernible
    change in temperature .
    One world government is their goal but they really need to move on to a new big
    scary issue. The current one is running out of hot air .

    Reply

  • Avatar

    Amber

    |

    What would the manifesto be of the imposed one world government ?
    1. Population control and aggressive reductions

    2.Deindustrialization and product elimination

    3. Centralized financial control

    4. International environmental policy
    control over current national borders

    5.Taxing authority within countries

    6.International police force to enforce
    one world government policies

    7.Funding imposed through an carbon tax

    8. Mandated arms recovery from citizens
    and countries .

    9. Ban of food products that are not authorized

    10. Mandated imposition of authorized energy

    11.Elimination of jobs considered contrary to the goals of one world government

    12.Silence critics through media control
    and punishment

    The global warming (climate change ) campaign was ,as they acknowledge , the means they chose to motivate people to support the plan for one world government .

    That is why they have to cling to it no matter what . It is too late to switch scare campaigns now .

    Reply

    • Avatar

      Steve

      |

      I cant wait for the “Climate Nuremberg” trials to start……

      From all the New Age boosk i have read, point (1) above

      “1. Population control and aggressive reductions”

      Read- biological warfare and / or death by deliberately tainted vaccine.

      I looked up in the Australian Year Books between 1884 and 2010 from http://www.abs.gov.au and looked at death from measles. What I found was between 1884 and 1970s, death from measles declined by 95% *before* the measles vaccine appeared. As such, scientifically spewkaing – what was the cause for the reduction in measles cases – better sanitation? Building hospitals? Building sewers? Better food? Probably all of the above.

      So I wondered to myself – why are people who openly question vaccination treated like outcasts?

      The answer seems to be, like CAGW, that vaccination is a form of conformity training for the sheep. And dont *dare* quesiton it.

      And yet the science, for measles at least, doesnt seem to stack up just looking at basic figures.

      CAGW is the same. The science doesnt stack up.

      Reply

  • Avatar

    Amber

    |

    Global warming fear mongering is rapidly loosing what ever credibility it had . As a result they are moving to shame, guilt and character assassination mode .

    I guess they figured announcing the complete unsustainability of debt wouldn’t have made the medicine go down so easy .
    Better to look like planet savers .

    Reply

Leave a comment

Loading Disqus Comments ...

No Trackbacks.