Gosh, it’s so great to have the power to stand up and make bogus claims the supine press will report without any vetting, and clueless students will largely swallow without a hint of questioning.
From the Weekly Standard: “Kerry: If We’re Wrong on Climate Change, ‘What’s the Worst That Can Happen?’”
Secretary of State John Kerry did not shy away from pejorative language when addressing “climate change” in his commencement speech at Boston College on Monday. Kerry referred to those skeptical of the Obama administration’s climate claims as “members of the Flat Earth Society” who are “risking nothing less than the future of the entire planet” by resisting implementation of the administration’s policies. At the very least, Kerry argued, what have we got to lose by taking the steps he and the president are advocating? [emphasis added]:
“If we make the necessary efforts to address this challenge – and supposing I’m wrong or scientists are wrong, 97 percent of them all wrong – supposing they are, what’s the worst that can happen? We put millions of people to work transitioning our energy, creating new and renewable and alternative; we make life healthier because we have less particulates in the air and cleaner air and more health; we give ourselves greater security through greater energy independence – that’s the downside. This is not a matter of politics or partisanship; it’s a matter of science and stewardship. And it’s not a matter of capacity; it’s a matter of willpower.”
Kerry also suggested there’s not much time to act, because “things will change in a hurry,” and indeed some things have already changed.
97% of scientists? Bovine scatology!! Most of the “scientists” in that reported number are nothing of the sort—many of them were activists, and people with zero expertise in meteorological and climate sciences.
What’s the worst that can happen? A crashed economy, starving people in many nations around the world, more power in the hands of megalomaniacs like John Kerry… I could continue the list for a long, long time.