On the same day that Massachusetts was experiencing a record-breaking blizzard, he sent out a statement on global warming, stating that “our planet is warming.” You’ve got to admit this is ironic. Even liberals should get a kick out of it.
Sunday’s snowstorm in Foxborough was the strongest early-November snowstorm in over a century. Groundskeepers had to clear the field before the Patriots could play.
“The bottom line is that our planet is warming due to human actions, the damage is already visible, and the challenge requires ambitious, decisive and immediate action,” Kerry said in a statement released earlier on Sunday. He was reacting to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest climate assessment.
Those who disagree with his position on climate change are “stuck in a debate over ideology and politics,” Kerry said, adding that “[t]hose who choose to ignore or dispute the science so clearly laid out in this report do so at great risk for all of us and for our kids and grandkids.”
Kerry also warned of a “large-scale disaster” if the threat of global warming is not addressed.
According to the Boston Globe, that wintry storm wasn’t just any storm:
The storm that brought Massachusetts its first snow of the season, along with strong winds, power outages, and coastal flooding, was a record-breaker.
The nor’easter hit the state Saturday and churned into Sunday, depositing the most snow recorded on any Nov. 2 in 120 years, according to weather observers.
No wonder people don’t think global warming is an important issue. It’s a little tough to convince people that not only is the Earth heating up, but that also we’re the ones causing it, when people are battling record-breaking snow storms.
Liberals assure us that we shouldn’t be trusting the science on this; that we should be trusting the scientists who work for an international government organization. It’s probably safe to say that this mostly-US-government-funded group has no vested interest in manipulating any data to come to any predetermined conclusions, right? I mean, these scientists are accountable to the United Nations. The IPCC would only want to tell them what they want to hear the truth.