Kerry Fights Global Warming by Jetting Around, Generating 12 Tons of CO2

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


"I have brought peace in our time."

“I have brought peace in our time.”

Now I don’t think that CO2 is the biggest threat to mankind since the Y2K virus, but when your whole agenda is crying that CO2 is about to destroy the planet, then maybe you should try teleconferencing for a change.

It’s not like any known country on earth has actually ever said, “We wish that John Kerry would awkwardly drop by for a visit and spend hours talking about his boat while comparing everything in our country to Vietnam.”

Secretary of State John Kerry spent his weekend discussing climate change in Indonesia:

“We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists and science and extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts,” Kerry told the audience gathered at a U.S. Embassy-run American Center in a Jakarta shopping mall. “Nor should we allow any room for those who think that the costs associated with doing the right thing outweigh the benefits.”

This is part of a six-day Kerry trip through Seoul, South Korea; Beijing, China; Jakarta; Indonesia; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, then back to Washington.

In case you’re wondering, flying first class from Washington to Seoul to Beijing to Jakarta to Abu Dhabi and then back to Washington runs up roughly 12.16 metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to CarbonFootprint.com, which uses data from the EPA and Department of Energy.

Pay no attention to those bad apple shoddy scientists. John Kerry PhD knows best. Kerry makes his own science. In KerryScience (TM), carbon is only emitted by conservatives, never by liberals.

  • Berceuse

    Why, he’s running around our planet, pillaging “in the manner of ‘Jenjiss’ (sic) Khan.”

    • hiernonymous

      Why “(sic)?”

    • UCSPanther

      Don’t insult that legendary conqueror by comparing him with the likes of Kerry.

      • Berceuse

        Nah, that was taken from the infamous line from Kerry’s treasonous, perjurious testimony to congress after his return from duty in Vietnam, remember? He compared his erstwhile brothers in arms, many of whom were still fighting and dying, to Ghengis Khan, for some reason pronouncing it “Jenjiss” in his testimony.

        • UCSPanther

          Makes sense. Sorry about that.

          • Berceuse

            NP at all. It’s worth looking that testimony up on YouTube, just as a reminder how corrupt and despicable this individual truly is.

        • hiernonymous

          “…for some reason pronouncing it “Jenjiss” in his testimony.”

          His name was probably pronounced “chingis” or “chinjis.” Modern Mongols generally say “Jinjis,” though they add a nasalization at the end of “Khan” that probably wasn’t there back in the day.

          The one way you can be pretty sure his name wasn’t said is “Gen-gis” with hard gs.

          http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/audio.pl?bixgen02.wav=Genghis+Khan

  • DogmaelJones1

    But don’t you know, John Kerry is one of those liberal elitists exempted from conforming to rules and laws made just for us low-lifes. The status comes with a crown, velvet robes, and a scepter with which to command obedience with a thunk on our heads.

  • glpage

    Kerry is correct, we should not shoddy science and ideologues influence our policy. What he fails to understand is that he is right in the middle of that shoddy science and ideology.

  • truebearing

    ““We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists and science and extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts,”

    I claim this quote as my entry into the Leftist Projection of the Year contest. The year is early and endless leftist projection is inevitable, but the results are already settled. I win.

    Thanks John. I couldn’t have done it without a blithering idiot like yourself.

  • truebearing

    Climate change is the world’s worst weapon of mass destruction, according to John Kerry — the only convincing argument for phrenology — yet he arms this weapon with tons of the dreaded Co2 and hot air. Come to think of it, Obama’s facilitation of threats, real and imagined, is the same thing he has done by supplying weapons to Al Queda, giving legitimacy to the Muslim Brotherhood, enabling Iran to get nukes, or supplying guns and laundering money for the Mexican drug cartels. The Obama Doctrine: Feed a threat so that it may grow.

    If Obama was the Fireman-In-Chief, people could fill their fill their gas tanks at the nearest fire hydrant, but all of our cities would be smoking ruins.

  • James

    Get real, Lurch. The obvious weapon of mass destruction we face now is unemployment in this country. Stop jetting all over the world making a fool of yourself

  • ObamaYoMoma

    The Marxist Left hates and despises capitalism. Meanwhile, fossil fuel is the engine of capitalism. Thus, what better way to kill capitalism than by cooking up a scheme whereby the use of fossil fuel creates global warming!

    Nevertheless, even if global warming were a legitimate reality, you’d have to be a mentally incompetent moron to believe that the Marxist Left could possibly come up with a viable scheme to stop it.

  • Parker Orfield

    Climate change may very well be a problem, but why is it such a problem that has to be taken care of right NOW? I’ll tell you why. MONEY and POWER! This is an effort to grab money and power away from congress trying to make congress obsolete! DICTATORSHIP!