Last Wednesday, Secretary of State, John Kerry, made a most unbelievable statement. He declared that it is the biblical “duty” of the United States to confront climate change at home and abroad in “Muslim majority nations.” On top of that, he said that confronting climate change is “one of the greatest challenges we face, and our responsibility in this matter is “laid out in Scripture clearly.”
By all accounts, it is clear that John Kerry has lost his mind. As recently as February, he proclaimed that climate change is as serious a problem as poverty, disease outbreaks, terrorism, and even the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Here is what IS true: when liberal politicians resort to using the Scriptures to coerce the public, you know they see you and me as complete idiots, and, they are desperately lying.
While the Obama administration, and the Left in general, are terrified of the possible effects of climate change, only 24% of Americans surveyed in a March Gallup poll have a great deal of concern about it. It seems we are more concerned about things like the economy, federal spending/budget deficits, and healthcare. Go figure. In fact, climate change ranked 14th out of the 15 concerns Americans currently face.
But shouldn’t Americans be equally terrified about this imminent threat to our planet? Not according to the United Nations. In fact, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the U.N. is no longer claiming that there will be dangerous or rapid climate change in the next two decades. With nary a peep, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has downgraded its original warming increase for the next 30 years from 1.3 degrees F to 0.9 degrees F, and that estimate may even be too high.
Lord Christopher Monckton just released a report that confirms there has been no global warming in at least the last 18 years. And contrary to the claims of the alarmists, this “Great Pause” in warming “coincides with a continuing, rapid increase in atmospheric CO2 concentrations.” This was confirmed back in 2006, in a report released by the James Cook University in Australia, showing there has been no global warming since 1998.
Despite the facts, the global warming tenant of the cult of liberalism must never be questioned. In fact, John Kerry is so desperate to keep the global warming hoax alive, he told an audience in Hawaii last month that, “The science is screaming at us. Ask any kid in school. They understand what a greenhouse is, how it works, why we call it the greenhouse effect. They get it.” So the children are the experts now?
In June of this year, the President announced his plans to mandate, by executive order, a 30% cut in carbon emissions by the year 2030. According to William Yeatman at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Obama EPA has promulgated 51 Clean Air Act Implementation plans, compared to the previous three administrations, Bush, Clinton and Bush, who together, promulgated only 5.
Here in California, we are blessed with the privilege of paying the nation’s second highest gas tax of 68 cents per gallon. Thanks to former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, California is required to reduce its carbon emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020. Beginning next year, the new carbon tax is projected to raise gas prices between 20 cents and $1.30 per gallon. So far, the carbon tax has netted the state $833 billion in revenue. The money has been used, not only to reduce carbon emissions, but also to build low-income housing near mass-transit hubs, and to help pay for Jerry Brown’s high-speed crazy train. But its all for a worthy cause, right?
The Obama administration’s policies have devastated our economy, ruined our healthcare system, increased the welfare rolls exponentially, and have pitted Americans against each other. Our enemies have been emboldened by the President’s sympathy for Islam, and his failure to recognize the threats we face from terrorism.
And yet, as we witness the barbaric beheadings of fellow citizens by the hands of Islamic terrorists, our Secretary of State has the gall to proclaim that we are bound by Scripture to save Muslim nations from the effects of climate change. My head is about to explode!