There are two people who can be relied upon to always grasp the wrong end of the stick: Prince Charles and John Kerry, US Secretary of State. The engage in full-scale warmist hysteria, complete with absolute belief, and denigration of skeptics. Today it is John Kerry’s turn to sound the alarm about incontrovertible science. From the Toronto Globe and Mail.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Indonesians on Sunday that man-made climate change could threaten their entire way of life, deriding those who doubted the existence of “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction”.
Kerry described those who do not accept that human activity causes global warming as “shoddy scientists” and “extreme ideologues”, and said big companies and special interests should not be allowed to “hijack” the climate debate.
Within my lifetime, the “extreme ideologues” will have been shown to be right, as in factually correct. The warmists will have been shown to be a doomsday cult. Intelligent opinion will deny ever having bought into it (they will lie).
Deforestation, overfishing, soil erosion: these are real and pressing problems, about which much more might be done if we focused on them. But trillions are being spent on measures to combat anthropogenic global warming, a problem that may or may not exist, and whose cures are worse than the disease, while the world’s political attention could better be turned to improving farming, forestry and fishing practices. But that would be too real for John Kerry.