Fresh from his successes in Syria, Iran and Sudan, John Kerry goes to bed every night in his yacht with a bigger dream in mind. A dream of destroying the American economy and impoverishing the country.
His goal is to become the lead broker of a global climate treaty in 2015 that will commit the United States and other nations to historic reductions in fossil fuel pollution.
Shortly after Mr. Kerry was sworn in last February, he issued a directive that all meetings between senior American diplomats and top foreign officials include a discussion of climate change. He put top climate policy specialists on his State Department personal staff. And he is pursuing smaller climate deals in forums like the Group of 20, the countries that make up the world’s largest economies.
Mr. Obama has given Mr. Kerry’s efforts some help. In September, the Environmental Protection Agency began issuing regulations forcing cuts in carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants, the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.
The rules, which can be enacted without Congress, have effectively frozen construction of new coal-fired plants and could eventually shutter existing ones. Republicans criticize the rules as a “war on coal,” but abroad they are viewed as a sign that the United States is now serious about acting on global warming.
What would this 2015 treaty involve? It would be a mandatory version of Kyoto dominated by the European Union and with the endgame of destroying productive economies the way that so many European economies have been destroyed by the Warmists.
The goal of 2015 will be to tie together all the past agreements into one big mandatory plan. United Nations bureaucrats will end up in control of every detail of life in the United States.
This is one more reason why it’s critical to secure Senate seats in 2014. The risk of a monstrosity like this getting through the Senate will be the effect of Obama’s two terms times twenty.