John Kerry targets your air conditioner

By |2016-08-22T13:34:32+00:00August 22nd, 2016|CFACT Insights|32 Comments

kerrydoodleHaving tamed the threat of a nuclear Iran with a daft stroke of diplomacy, Secretary of State John Kerry has now redirected his attention to an adversary equally as dangerous as the Islamic State terrorism lurking within our midst.

Just how dangerous? As he pointed out, “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we-you-are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”

Kerry was referring to fighting diabolical influences of achydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) insidiously chilling in our very homes and offices. Speaking at a July conference in Vienna, he described them as ” . . . exceptionally potent drivers of climate change — thousands of times more potent, for example, than CO2.”

The meeting purpose was to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out their uses in all household and commercial appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers.

Yes, and like ISIS threat escalation, Kerry warned, “Climate change is happening — and it is happening quicker than most of us ever anticipated.”

Attributing a climate crisis to growing use of hydrofluorocarbons, he said, “Week after week, month after month, year after year, we continue to see new evidence, tangible evidence, of the danger climate change poses to our planet. Last year was the hottest in recorded history . . . but 2016 is on track to be even hotter.”

This certainly isn’t the first time that the secretary of state has warned us of this dire emergency. Speaking at a Feb. 16, 2014 press conference in a U.S. Embassy-run American Center held in a Jakarta shopping mall he described climate change as the world’s “most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” He told the audience: “The science is unequivocal, and those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand. We don’t have time for a meeting anywhere of the Flat Earth Society.”

greeningYet if true, then why, do satellite instruments orbiting around an obviously spherical planet tell us differently? Other than naturally occurring 1998 and 2015 El Nino temperature spikes, they haven’t recorded any statistically significant warming for nearly two decades.

And regarding last year being the “hottest in history,” those same satellites show that 2015 was only the third warmest year since recordings first began in 1979.

Incidentally, satellite imaging also reveals that increased atmospheric CO2 plant-fertilizing “pollution” levels have resulted in significantly enhanced global greening.

Nonetheless, as one not inclined to let a perfectly good manufactured crisis go to waste, Secretary John Kerry has referred to climate change at the “most serious challenge we face on the planet.”

Accordingly, he stated that “Amending the Montreal protocol to phase down HFCs is one of the single most important steps the world could possibly take at this moment to stave off the worst impacts of climate change.”

Such a move, he said, could help to prevent a global temperature rise of 0.5º F by the end of the century, a remarkably precise projection in light of the enormous inaccuracies demonstrated so far by UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) computer models. In fact even the IPCC’s own 2001 Summary Assessment Report concluded: “The climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.”

“Staving off” highly speculative climate impacts comes at an nojobsenormous pain and cost. The EPA’s climate-premised regulations based upon congressionally unintended executive branch abuse of the Clean Air Act has already succeeded in bankrupting the entire U.S. coal industry just as former presidential candidate, now chief White House resident, Barack Obama promised he would. A 2015 McKinsey and Company study shows that all producers together lacked the $45 billion needed to fund their current debts, employee pension plans, and reclamation liabilities.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy even admitted during a U.S. House hearing that devastating anti-coal CO2 restrictions attached to their so-called “Clean Power Plan” wouldn’t have any measurable impact on global warming. Nevertheless, she defended the policy because, “We see it as having had enormous benefit in showing sort of domestic leadership as well as garnering support around the country for the agreement we reached in Paris.”

Following coal plants, what’s next on EPA’s regulatory hit parade? Speaking in Vienna, Kerry left little doubt: “Already, the HFCs use in refrigerators, air conditioners, and other items are emitting an entire gigaton of carbon dioxide-equivalent pollution into the atmosphere annually. Now, if that sounds like a lot, my friends, it’s because it is. It’s the equivalent to emissions from nearly 300 coal-fired power plants every single year.”

So OK Secretary Kerry, rather than quibble about the fact that there will be no measurable benefits, why not set a noble example? Ban air conditioning in all of your agency’s offices anyway.
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  1. Brin Jenkins August 22, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    Climate change happening quicker then we imagined? I think it shows what the power of his imagination is, never mind the facts, never mind the lack of causation just say association and keep saying its beyond argument? Well chum I need to see a viable cause still, and no one has shown me why I need to support the C02 theory.

  2. David Albert August 22, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    What is climate change? How does one measure it? Why is it bad and need to have war waged on it?
    Maybe Mr. Kerry will address some of these simple fundamental questions so I can decide if his other assertions about the danger we are in worth considering. They seem off the cuff. unfounded and ill-defined so far.

    • Dano2 August 22, 2016 at 6:59 PM

      Educate yourself.



      • David Albert August 22, 2016 at 10:29 PM

        I have reasonable working answers to these questions. Mr Kerry either doesn’t or assumes answers that are not based in facts. Until he can show a minimal understanding of the field he is addressing and the effects of the actions he is pushing he should not be taken seriously. Considering the obvious errors in his statements he is at best ill informed and at worst willing to lie for his ideological agenda.

        • Dano2 August 23, 2016 at 12:24 AM

          I doubt it.



          • PhD August 25, 2016 at 12:29 AM

            Are you at 100,000 comments yet Dano ?
            I sure hope people realize this is a game for you.

            • Duke Silver August 25, 2016 at 11:11 AM

              Not a game – he’s a paid troll.

              • Dano2 August 25, 2016 at 1:24 PM

                Another error from you – typical fare.



                • Immortal600 August 25, 2016 at 3:31 PM

                  nah, he’s right. You must be a paid troll. One that suffers from OCD. BEST D ????????????


              • Immortal600 August 25, 2016 at 3:30 PM

                Duke, Dano is a kook suffering from OCD. Ask him if he can EVER make a post without the phony ‘best’ D attachment. He can’t !!!! He needs psychiatric help.

      • Duke Silver August 25, 2016 at 11:03 AM

        Why waste time educating yourself when progressives are here to tell us all the right way to think?

      • Philip Beck August 27, 2016 at 10:07 AM

        “….garnering support around the country for the agreement we reached in Paris.”

        These people made an agreement based on bad data and on their enormous egos. They don’t understand the healing capabilities of our planet. God created Earth that way, or haven’t you taken the time to educate yourself?

        • Philip Beck August 27, 2016 at 10:08 AM

          Whoops! I almost forgot Dano2……
          Best 🙂

          • Immortal600 August 27, 2016 at 10:13 AM

            Have you noticed that it is IMPOSSIBLE for him to make a post without the phony ‘Best D’ attached? He is a kook who suffers from OCD. Challenge him to make just ONE post without it! He won’t, he can’t.

            • Philip Beck August 27, 2016 at 11:40 AM

              Condescending, isn’t it?

              • Immortal600 August 27, 2016 at 12:46 PM

                Definitely! He tries to come across as a know-it-all when in fact he hasn’t a clue. He has no appreciation of how complex climate dynamics really is. It is far more complex than just saying that adding CO2 to the atmosphere makes temperatures rise. He can’t grasp that.

        • Dano2 August 27, 2016 at 5:48 PM

          hese people made an agreement based on bad data

          You made that up. You can’t show it’s true.




    • Chris Chambers August 28, 2016 at 6:22 AM

      It’s a garbage lie perpetrated by Progressive to establish control over you , what you do, and where your money goes (to Progressives, mostly, like Al Gore). Don’t believe a word of it. The so called “science” has been proven manipulated in order to get things like the Kyoto protocols passed. A total sham.

  3. Brin Jenkins August 23, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    I thought you didn’t allow for doubt Dano? All that’s needed for your approval is to follow the PC party line on climate change without question.
    Any deviation and you call for”Get an education”.

    • Ian5 August 24, 2016 at 1:21 AM

      “Educate yourself” is excellent advice. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”

      • Brin Jenkins August 24, 2016 at 4:11 AM

        Exactly so, now explain how c02 is a viable cause?

        • Immortal600 August 24, 2016 at 9:33 AM

          He doesn’t have a clue just like Dano. Ian is another kook who is a lemming.

          • Brin Jenkins August 25, 2016 at 7:55 AM

            And next they move to start over on the next article without addressing the illogicality of their assertions.

  4. Ray August 24, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    the end of times is near…quickly, quickly.. give me all your money and I will…. wait a minute I forgot…never mind, quickly quickly give me all your money.. don’t question anything.. just send the cheques..write two in case the first one bounces..

    • Philip Beck August 27, 2016 at 10:04 AM

      I see what you did there….nice.

  5. ScienceABC123 August 24, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    At this point I’ve learned when not to listen to John Kerry. Anytime he opens his mouth, I’ve learned is a good time to stop listening…

  6. PhD August 25, 2016 at 12:35 AM

    Kerry is JAFO, He is so foolish, he doesn’t even qualify as another “useful idiot”. Why does anyone think this man is intelligent? I am in Thailand right now having swept through SE Asia on business. Only a true rube would fight the blessing of air conditioning. I vote we turn off all air conditioning in the Swamp (DC) and let these morons sweat.
    Better yet send Kerry to Dubai for year and we will see how long that this hypocrite will last.

  7. Faithful Patriot August 25, 2016 at 1:36 AM

    Secretary Kerry, show us by example by riding a bicycle to work and sailboarding to your next overseas conference.

  8. Li D August 25, 2016 at 6:22 AM

    I reckon them americans who have
    gas fires on outside are really funny.
    Parts of their brains is missing..
    Do many have airconditioners outside
    as well?

  9. Duke Silver August 25, 2016 at 11:20 AM

    For once Maine is sitting pretty – we don’t need no stinkin’ AC. But, I honestly can’t wait to see Kerry’s lillies wilting in the noonday DC sun. He’ll look like Tammy Fay Baker when all that makeup starts running with no AC.

  10. Philip Beck August 27, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    McCarthy: “….garnering support around the country for the agreement we reached in Paris.”

    Our egos need this so very much…and we will have our egos stroked
    as long as democrats hold the white house which has demonstrated the
    un-constitutional power of conducting a fiat ruling government.

  11. Isabella Montague August 28, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    The “GREATEST HOAX” ever perpetrated on the American people!! Deindustrialization and DEPOPULATION U.N. Agenda 21
    IPCC= “Intergovernmental panel on climate change. Rajenda Pachuri. Funded by foreign interests and George Soros.

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