Secretary of State John Kerry said that if we don’t do something about global warming, life as we know it on earth ends.
Global warming is the liberal counterpart to the “war on terror.” Politicians pretending to espouse these views use the same fear tactics to scare people into giving up more and more of their freedoms in order to “feel safe.”
The “war on terror” generally appealed to people on the right, because of their penchant for war. Politicians got a lot of use out of bin Laden and Al Qaeda, and they’re going to get a lot more use out of ISIS. And not only do people willingly give up liberties, in so doing and agreeing to never-ending warfare to prevent the boogeyman from attacking America, they make the military-industrial complex very rich.
Global warming appeals to people on the left because of how much they value animals and the environment over human life itself. That’s why they have no trouble supporting abortion in the name of “women’s rights” and in order to stem the global population, but they’d fight tooth and nail to save some “endangered” mouse. They don’t see that sort of thing as a contradiction, because they don’t view pre-born human life as valuable. It’s not even a person to them. It’s just a mass of tissue. A parasite deserving eviction.
The right used the “war on terror” to convince their base to continue to give up their liberties one by one. The left uses global warming hysteria to achieve exactly the same result from their base. And this environmental hysteria ends up fueling profits for the “green” industry. It’s all about money and power.
The result is that most people, whether on the left or right, will end up giving up all their liberties in order to feel safe from some imagined catastrophe, either military or environmental.
“I’d just say to all of you here that people need to feel the pressure from you. You all know what politics is about. I’m not in it now, but I’m dependent on it to help make the right decisions so that we move in the right direction. A clean energy future is not a fantasy. Changing course and avoiding the worst impacts of climate change is not a fantasy. And supporting healthier communities and ecosystems and driving economic growth and job creation – none of that is a fantasy.
“And for those people who still stand in the way, for those people who even still today want to try to question whether or not their science is effective or not, I’d just ask you – ask a simple question: If we’re wrong about this future, what’s the worst that could happen to us for making these choices?
“The worst that could happen to us is we create a whole lot of new jobs, we kick our economies into gear, we have healthier people, healthier children because we have cleaner air, we live up to our environmental responsibility, we become truly energy independent, and our security is stronger and greater and sustainable as a result. That’s the worst that happens to us.”
“What happens if they’re wrong? If they’re wrong – catastrophe. Life as you know it on Earth ends. Seven degrees increase Fahrenheit, and we can’t sustain crops, water, life under those circumstances.”
Unfortunately and inconveniently for him, global warming stopped 18 years ago. And no, the oceans didn’t absorb the heat. They haven’t warmed since 2005. And Antarctic sea ice is growing to record levels.
All I have to say is that it takes a great deal of faith to believe John Kerry’s ridiculous hysteria about the world ending if we don’t do something to change the Earth’s natural climate cycles. But hey, when people put their trust in politicians to keep them safe, they’ll believe anything.