Speaking to students in Jakarta, John Kerry said that people who dismiss climate change are members of the “flat earth society” and that they are simply “burying their heads in the sand.” He also said that climate change ranks among the world’s most serious problems, such as disease outbreaks, poverty, terrorism, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
So, while we’ve got a meltdown in the Ukraine, a degenerating situation in Venezuela, innocent women and children being murdered in Syria, the Secretary of State, who should be thinking about these issues, is in Jakarta comparing climate change with these situations. Seriously. Essentially, he compared climate change to women and children being murdered.
I’m not a climate change denier, and neither am I an alarmist. Also, I have no “Eco-guilt” simply because I’m a human being. With a little research, I’ve found out that there are many factors involved in climate change. I’m no expert, but I believe the earth has seen climate change before. It was called the Ice Age. They made a movie about it. I didn’t watch the sequels, but I liked that little squirrel.
Anyway, too bad the democrats weren’t around to stop it then. I’ll bet those Brontosaurus’s had a lot of flatulence. How about a Tyrannosaurus Rex, with his diet? Can you imagine the greenhouse gasses?
So, why, then? Why approach the issue from this alarmist state rather than from a simple, common sense approach? Maybe try to be a little pragmatic and get something done. Politics, that’s why.
The democrats are in a bad way. Obamacare, the economy, their non-existent foreign policy, and Obama’s approval numbers are down. Members of his own party have publicly stated they are distancing themselves from him. They are running out of issues to stake a claim on. Mid-term elections are coming up. But they can still prove the Republicans are ignorant Neanderthals if they can place them on the other side of climate change.
Meanwhile, real issues are happening in parts of the world that the Secretary of State should be interested in. Fat chance. Quit burying your head in the sand and do your damn job.