The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

Watts Up With That?

While the East Coast is still digging out from under its latest snow storm and braces for more, Secretary of State John Kerry has appointed himself leader of the Chicken Little Society. On Sunday he repeated Obama’s crack about climate change deniers being members of the Flat Earth Society.

“The science is unequivocal, and those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand,” Kerry said. “We don’t have time for a meeting anywhere of the Flat Earth Society.”

John Kerry: Look, the sky is falling!

“I am willing to work with anybody … to combat this threat on behalf of our kids,” Obama said in June. “But I don’t have much patience for anybody who argues the problem is not real. We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society.”

“We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists and science and extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts,” Kerry told the audience at a U.S. Embassy-run American Center in a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday.

Facts? Such as the fact there has been no global warming for 17 years, despite ever rising carbon output worldwide?

Facts? Such as the fact 2013 ranks as one of the least extreme U.S. weather years ever. Lowest number of tornadoes in decades. Fewer wildfires. Fewer 100-degree days. It’s been eight years since a major hurricane hit the U.S. (Hurricane Sandy was a category 2.)

As for the drought in the West, it might well be a return to normal. While factories and vehicles and power plants pumped out tons of carbon, a study of tree rings along the banks of the Colorado River by researchers from the University of Arizona found that the 20th century was the wettest of any century going back to the 4th century B.C.

Yes, those snows are just weather, but anyone that appears to support their religious belief in climate change is proof positive of climate change.

Kerry listed Pacific flooding and typhoons as such examples. “This city, this country, this region, is really on the front lines of climate change,” Kerry said. “It’s not an exaggeration to say that your entire way of life here is at risk. … In a sense, climate change can now be considered the world’s largest weapon of mass destruction, perhaps even, the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”

His solution: Less burning of fossil fuels, use of job-killing renewable energy that cost a fortune to build and operate, while releasing tons of carbon and other toxins during manufacture and demolition and must have idling fossil fuel plants ready to back them up.

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

24 comments on “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

  1. Vernon Clayson says:

    This issue is all but cyclical with Obama and his gang, when their shorts are bunched up on, for example, the failures associated with Obamacare they go to a backup, this time it’s the blowhard Kerry speaking to people on the other side of the world. Does anyone believe that cutting back on current carbon based fuels, e.g., in automobiles, will stop the heat, humidity, and typhoons in that area, there was heat and humidity and typhoons there when the only burning was to cook with. Did they listen because he brought them his scientific hypothesis or was there some form of financial or military aid associated? How grand he must look to these short brown people, he’s tall, white, and reeks of self-righteousness.

  2. Steve says:

    And its a wonderful belief structure, if nothing happens they claim its a pause, when weather happens they claim its AGW.

    The flat earth society,,,funny. When Columbus sailed the seven seas those were the very people who held power, were THE authority and all belittled and condemned the shoddy scientists of their day who would utter the blasphemy of a round globe instead of a flat earth.
    Today’s authority is using yesteryear’s authority as an example of what not to be, even as they mimic the very actions of yesteryear’s authority on today’s scientists who dare to blaspheme by questioning authority.


  3. nyp says:

    Here is the most recent assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: “Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has risen, and the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased.”
    The past three decades have been warmer than any before. The decade 2000-2009 decade was much warmer than any other decade in modern history.

  4. Bruce Feher says:

    Yawn…but you are right about Kerry being the head of the Chicken Little Society.

  5. Vernon Clayson says:

    Steve, I get your point but believers in global warming/climate change as posited by Obama, Kerry, Gore, etal., won’t be swayed, if that gang says it’s an immediate danger then it’s an immediate danger. What is it in the background of these geniuses that gives them superior knowledge of the subjects, they are salesmen, not scientists.

  6. Steve says:

    The Flat Earthers couldn’t be swayed either, Vernon.

    In fact, they still have not given up. Nor will this new bunch.

  7. Vernon Clayson says:

    They probably got a large federal grant to research this, who else would fund it?

  8. Athos says:

    It’s all about the Benjamin$, (take from us, give to them)

    What else is knew, eh?

  9. nyp says:

    The link is simply wrong. For example, 2005 was hotter than 1998. And the hottest 12-month period ever recorded was from June 2009 to May 2010.

    The Academies of Science from 19 countries plus many scientific organizations that study climate science have all concluded that humans are causing global warming. Approxmimately 95% of active climate researchers actively publishing climate papers endorse the consensus position.

  10. What would happen to AGW if the USA stopped spewing carbon entirely today?


  11. nyp says:

    Is that because you believe climate change related to greenhouse gases does not exist? Or because you believe the developing world would continue to create so much carbon pollution that a US carbon reduction would, by itself, not accomplish anything?

  12. Definitely the latter. The first might be true too. The outcome is the same.

  13. nyp says:

    OK, so you are hedging on whether or not to accept the scientific consensus, and your fallback position is nihilism.

    I suppose that represents progress.

  14. nyp says:

    I don’t do video links, but feel free to tell us what it says.

  15. Milty says:

    Nyp, since you won’t view Mr. Mitchell’s video link, do you think he has a “guaranteed high stupid quotient” like you consider Athos to have?

  16. nyp says:

    No, I do not consider Mr. Mitchell to be stupid at all. Quite the contrary.

    “Athos,” on the other hand ….

  17. Steve says:

    “Is that because you believe climate change related to greenhouse gases does not exist?”


    GHG’s OTH, produced solely by human action, are far and away not THE major driver of climate. We could stop all worldwide GHG emissions by humans and the climate would still change. Just like it has for many millenia and will for many millenia to come. In fact the one thing about about climate that remains constant is change.

  18. Winston Smith says:

    The top driving forces behind climate change, i.e., “The phoney, debunked crisis formerly known as Global Warming”:

    1. Control Freaks in governments
    2. Shelling out massive funding to
    3. Corrupt scientists willing to lie so that
    4. Blood and Gore and their similar ilk will make
    5. Billions in the carbon credit trading market
    6. As the rest of us get screwed.

    I must say, it is amusing every year or so when these weasels think that we’ve forgotten all the ClimateGate shit from late 2009, so they try to scare us again with some new twist, this time calling it a WMD. Only the true believers actually fall for AGW, and usually they have some horse in the race.

    Visit for a reality injection.

    BTW, petey, please add me to your “stupid” list. I’d be honored…

    War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength; Petey is…

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  20. […] not mention that the 21st century was probably the wettest on record and what we are calling a drought may well be the normal climate for this […]

  21. […] the other hand, a study of tree rings along the banks of the Colorado River by researchers from the University of Arizona found that the […]

  22. […] Colorado River by researchers from the University of Arizona found that the 20th century was the wettest of any century going back to the 4th century B.C. So, this may not be a drought at all, but the return to normal, […]

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