Give John Kerry some credit.
The usual ecohoax strategy when an apocalypse deadline gets too near is to reset the clock. But Kerry’s letting it tick a few minutes closer to doomsday.
Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry warned Friday that there are just nine years left for the U.S. to evade the worst possible climate change consequences.
During remarks at the Munich Security Conference, Kerry noted that a “group of scientists told us three years ago that we had 12 years.”
“The scientists told us three years ago we had 12 years to avert the worst consequences of climate crisis. We are now three years gone, so we have nine years left,” Kerry said.
The former secretary of State appeared to be referring to a 2018 United Nations report, which warned that global emissions needed to decrease 45 percent by 2030 in order to avert 1.5 degrees of global warming.
That was an IPCC report.
The “scientists” in question included such respected figures as Ismail El Gizouli, a Sudanese civil servant who took over as chair of the IPCC after its former chairman, railroad engineer Rajendra Pachauri stepped down after multiple scandals.
Pachauri’s own timeline for armageddon was somewhat flexible.
“If there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late. What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future,” IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri had claimed in 2007.
In 2008, he appeared to have claimed that there was only 8 years left.
At a 2009 Senate hearing, two years later, Pachauri insisted, “we have just about 6 years left in which we will have to bring about peaking of emission.”
That would be in 2015.
Kerry is understandably concerned that the end of the world is near and the seas are about to start rising. But not so concerned that he’s putting his Martha’s Vineyard mansion on the market.
“Local sea levels are rising twice as fast as the global average,” Kerry claimed in 2015. Two years later, he and his wife bought a seven-bedroom waterfront house in Martha’s Vineyard.
The world keeps ending but the doomsday conferences roll on like nothing ever happened.