Excerpts: JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called climate change perhaps the world’s ‘‘most fearsome’’ destructive weapon and mocked those who deny its existence or question its causes, comparing them to people who insist the Earth is flat.
He outlined a litany of recent weather disasters, particularly flooding and typhoons in Asia, and their impact on commerce, agriculture, fishing and daily living conditions for billions of people. ‘‘This city, this country, this region, is really on the front lines of climate change,’’ Kerry said. ‘‘It’s not an exaggeration to say that your entire way of life here is at risk.’’ He added: ‘‘In a sense, climate change can now be considered the world’s largest weapon of mass destruction, perhaps even, the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.’’
‘‘We simply don’t have time to let a few loud interest groups hijack the climate conversation,’’ he said, referring to what he called ‘‘big companies’’ that ‘‘don’t want to change and spend a lot of money’’ to act to reduce the risks.
Sec. of State John Kerry gets slapped down for inane comment on IPCC Report: Kerry Claim: ‘This isn’t a political document produced by politicians. It’s science’ Climate Depot’s Round up Debunks Global Warming/War claims:
Flashback: Study Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Cold spells were dark times in Eastern Europe: ‘Cooler periods coincided with conflicts and disease outbreaks’
Flashback: ‘A total takedown’ of myth by the Center for Strategic and International Studies — ‘Since the dawn of civilization, warmer eras have meant fewer wars More debunking here.
Rise In Violence Linked To Poor Statistics. Or Climate Change: ‘The most charitable way to describe the result is complete and utter nonsense’ — Statistician Dr. Matt Briggs: ‘Whatever weather or climate variable “worked” was the one they used to predict whatever kind of “violence” could be quantified. The whole thing was then duct-taped together and lathered with colorful Bondo to conceal the gaping holes in commonsense
A UN IPCC Scientist’s New Study! ‘Global Warming Sparks Fistfights & War, Researchers Say’: ‘Will systematically increase the risk of many types of conflict ranging from barroom brawls & rape to civil wars & international disputes’ — Climate Depot Responds
Attention, Topeka residents: John Kerry, who owns a $7 million yacht, a $7 million Beacon Hill townhome, a $9 million ocean-front Nantucket home, a $5 million Idaho ski retreat, a $4 million estate in Pennsylvania, and a $5 million home in Georgetown, wants you to undergo mandatory lifestyle cutbacks to prevent CO2-induced bad weather
Fox News Features Climate Depot on Sen. John Kerry: ‘Critics of climate change immediately reacted to Kerry’s nomination’ – ‘Having a secretary of state who views the emission of a trace essential gas in the atmosphere – CO2 – as some sort of monster threat to national security or the equivalent the 9/11 terror attacks or the equivalent of old Soviet nuclear warheads, is a sad day in American history,’ said Marc Morano of the group Climate Depot. ‘Kerry is ignoring a large body of data and research that demolishes his beliefs. The American people deserve much better’