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Kerry slams ‘disgraceful’ climate denial
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Posted on 06/19/2012 10:16:34 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Kerry slams ‘disgraceful’ climate denial By Ben Geman - 06/19/12 12:29 PM ET

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Tuesday said there’s a “calculated campaign of disinformation” on climate change that has stalled action on the issue and endangered the country.

“We are living through a story of disgraceful denial, back-pedaling and delay that has brought us perilously close to a climate change catastrophe,” Kerry said.

The Massachusetts senator’s lengthy floor speech called for the public to be “pounding on the doors of Congress” to act, and cataloged global perils such as drought, floods, wildfires, threatened coastlines, disease risks and more, noting “the danger we face could not be more real.”

“In the United States, a calculated campaign of disinformation has steadily beaten back the consensus momentum for action on climate change and replaced it with timidity by proponents in the face of millions of dollars of phony, contrived ‘talking points,’ illogical and wholly unscientific propositions and a general scorn for the truth wrapped in false threats about job loss and tax increases,” Kerry said.

Kerry’s push for a sweeping climate and energy bill collapsed in 2010. His speech comes as climate legislation remains moribund on Capitol Hill and Republicans are seeking to nix the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate emissions from power plants and factories.

It arrives on the eve of the big United Nations sustainable development summit in Brazil that will mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit that then-President George H.W. Bush attended.

He said now the climate debate is in a “strange and dangerous place” that the former president would not recognize.

Kerry didn’t call out President Obama’s GOP rival by name, but Mitt Romney has appeared to waver in his belief in human-induced global warming (his campaign says he believes in the human role but doesn’t know its extent). The presumptive GOP nominee supports stripping EPA’s power to regulate greenhouse gases, and opposes cap-and-trade proposals.

“The media hardly murmurs when a candidate for President of the United States in 2012 can walk away from previously held positions and blithely announce that the evidence is not yet there about the impact of greenhouse gases on climate,” Kerry said.

His speech says there’s a strong economic case for tackling climate change and boosting green energy and argued that what’s needed is a “transformative moment in our politics.”

“Our challenge is fundamentally political. It’s not about budgets. It’s not about regulations. It’s about leaders in the country who are unwilling to deal with the truth about climate change, and who have cowed the silent majority into submission with their contrived and concerted attacks without facts,” Kerry said.

“Future generations are counting on us,” he said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climate; climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; lurch; realamericanhero; vietnam; yourang
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1 posted on 06/19/2012 10:16:38 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

We’ve endangered the country? Oh Nooooooos!!! We’re all doomed!


2 posted on 06/19/2012 10:18:12 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dear John,

What do you call the ignorance and fear mongering that perpetuates this fraud?


3 posted on 06/19/2012 10:18:45 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: Sub-Driver

Shut-up, Lurch!


4 posted on 06/19/2012 10:19:39 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: JaguarXKE

Had no idea Algore EVEN HAD a little brother, much less one with BS on his breath.


5 posted on 06/19/2012 10:19:56 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“calculated campaign of disinformation”

Boy, talk about projection!!!

6 posted on 06/19/2012 10:20:28 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“consensus momentum”???

Is that the liberal propaganda intended to replace science and facts?


7 posted on 06/19/2012 10:20:28 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: Sub-Driver
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Tuesday said there’s a “calculated campaign of disinformation” on climate change

I agree with him 100% on that. But the disinformation is coming from his side, not ours.

8 posted on 06/19/2012 10:20:45 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Sub-Driver

How far into his speech did he implore people to pound on the doors of Congress? The audience must’ve missed that part, because Kerry puts even the most stubborn insomniac to sleep at the one-minute mark.


9 posted on 06/19/2012 10:20:45 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Sub-Driver

STFU.....John Kerry who served in Vietnam.


10 posted on 06/19/2012 10:21:52 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“there’s a “calculated campaign of disinformation” on climate change”

Kerry and I agree on something!


11 posted on 06/19/2012 10:22:43 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Sub-Driver

Disgraceful is stalking rich widows.


12 posted on 06/19/2012 10:22:54 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Sub-Driver

Being "green" means saving bunnies!

13 posted on 06/19/2012 10:25:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Sub-Driver

Being "green" means saving bunnies!

14 posted on 06/19/2012 10:25:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Sub-Driver

Kerry’s a real tool, isn’t he?

He is such a schmuck.


15 posted on 06/19/2012 10:26:02 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Sub-Driver

In case you’ve been missing Kerry,

1) his hair is even better than ever
2) he still fought in Viet Nam

and, most exciting....

He will be Obama’s stand in for Romney in the fake debate practice sessions.


16 posted on 06/19/2012 10:27:45 AM PDT by altura
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To: ColdOne
STFU.....John Kerry who served in Vietnam.

And has three Purple Hearts, a Silver Star, and three slightly used bandaids to prove it.

17 posted on 06/19/2012 10:29:18 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Sub-Driver

They all have a raging case of Jor-El Syndrome (Superman’s father who was scoffed at and ignored when he predicted the destruction of the Planet Krypton).

They all want to be Jor-El. They want to be there smugly smirking at us and shouting “I told ya so!” on the day the Earth is destroyed.


18 posted on 06/19/2012 10:32:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver
Dear John, Du Ma' Nhieu! You fear mongering a$$wipe of a Traitor.
19 posted on 06/19/2012 10:34:05 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Notice how now that summer is upon us, the warming kooks have forgotten that we are in a cooling period. They are the real danger.


20 posted on 06/19/2012 10:34:15 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Sub-Driver
JFnK has still never signed form SF-180 releasing his ENTIRE military record DIRECTLY to the public.

All he has ever done is released a copy from which he has removed his dishonorable discharge for wearing his uniform to anti-war demonstrations and Jimmy Carter's pardon for same.

21 posted on 06/19/2012 10:42:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Kerry slams ‘disgraceful’ climate denial

A TRUE testament to how far OUT of TOUCH Kerry really is.

22 posted on 06/19/2012 10:45:48 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: JaguarXKE

Kerry is a gaping rectum... some things never change!


23 posted on 06/19/2012 10:47:30 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Tuesday said there’s a “calculated campaign of disinformation” on climate change "

Actually I agree with him 100% on that much...

24 posted on 06/19/2012 10:48:00 AM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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To: G Larry
What do you call the ignorance and fear mongering that perpetuates this fraud?

That non scientifically trained politician probably calls it (baritone voice) "SCIENCE"

The whole scene is ludicrously reminiscent of Henny Penny and her falling sky panic after a crabapple fell on her head.

25 posted on 06/19/2012 10:50:31 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: G Larry
John Kerry wins another.............


26 posted on 06/19/2012 10:53:00 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Sub-Driver
“We are living through a story of disgraceful denial, back-pedaling and delay that has brought us perilously close to a climate change catastrophe,” Kerry said.

One climate change I would like to see is John Kerry removed from the Congressional climate.

27 posted on 06/19/2012 10:57:41 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Somebody needs to ask idiots like Kerry what would they have done to prevent the last ice age from occurring.


28 posted on 06/19/2012 10:57:47 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

FUJFK


29 posted on 06/19/2012 11:01:11 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Rummyfan

Here are some of the hilarious, spectacularly wrong predictions made on the occasion of Earth Day 1970.
“It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.”
• Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day
“Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….”
• Life Magazine, January 1970
“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”
• George Wald, Harvard Biologist
“We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.”
• Barry Commoner, Washington University biologist
“Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.” • New York Times editorial, the day after the first Earth Day
“Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”
• Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist
“Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”
• Sen. Gaylord Nelson


30 posted on 06/19/2012 11:11:31 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, he’s right about one thing: ‘“Future generations are counting on us,” he said.’ It’s why we’re working so hard on kicking Kerry and his fundamentally anti-American ilk out of elective office (and why we need to purge them from the civil service too).


31 posted on 06/19/2012 11:12:25 AM PDT by Doug Loss
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To: Sub-Driver

There is a calculated campaign of mis-information. It’s spelled J A M E S H A N S E N or in short form G R U.


32 posted on 06/19/2012 11:15:04 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: jimfree

That should read C R U.


33 posted on 06/19/2012 11:18:51 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yea, I have followed Kerry’s rise to fame, disparaging honest soldiers and patriots to make his way to fame and fortune, mostly by marrying women of wealth and sticking his nose up teddy’s butt.

I just flat do not believe anything that man could say. I wouldn’t believe him if he said he stepped on a dog turd and then wiped it all over his face. Even if I saw it myself. There would be a catch somewhere.

Blessings, Bobo


34 posted on 06/19/2012 11:26:06 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: WellyP
John Kerry and Lurch
35 posted on 06/19/2012 11:26:19 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yea, I have followed Kerry’s rise to fame, disparaging honest soldiers and patriots to make his way to fame and fortune, mostly by marrying women of wealth and sticking his nose up teddy’s butt.

I just flat do not believe anything that man could say. I wouldn’t believe him if he said he stepped on a dog turd and then wiped it all over his face. Even if I saw it myself. There would be a catch somewhere.

Blessings, Bobo


36 posted on 06/19/2012 11:26:19 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: Sub-Driver

Poor terrified libtard. So terrified of technology and economic progress like all the other capitalism hating environmentalists that he can’t think straight.


37 posted on 06/19/2012 11:52:38 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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Ha, let’s talk about a “calculated campaign”. Even the grandkids can’t avoid it: “The Penguins of Madagascar” cartoon on April 22, Earth Day, did a well-publicized, full half-hour episode, and a very heavy-handed one at that, that could have been written by Al Gore.

It had every talking point — “2000 pages of hard data” (in this case) was irrefutable; anybody who didn’t play along (Skipper, in this case) was both portrayed as, and explicitly described as, crazy; man (excuse me, penguins) caused it, and only expensive science could fix it.


38 posted on 06/19/2012 11:59:13 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Sub-Driver

Politicians don’t like it when a source of money is threatened.


39 posted on 06/19/2012 12:06:48 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: mjp

Kerry’s one of those that are “on the edge” with me...

is he really a stupid jackass who needs a feeling of righteousness so much that he’s clinging to this green religion,

or is he one of the evil people that want massive population reduction, massive reduction of lifestyle for the masses, and total control by the elite...

He could fall either way.


40 posted on 06/19/2012 12:12:44 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver
It’s about leaders in the country who are unwilling to deal with the truth about climate change, and who have cowed the silent majority into submission with their contrived and concerted attacks without facts,”

Exactly - although i don't think he means what I mean.

41 posted on 06/19/2012 12:14:16 PM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Tuesday said there’s a “calculated campaign of disinformation” on climate change...

This part is true. All the evidence supporting human-caused global warming has been shown to be fraudulent.

The UN IPCC hockey stick application creates an upward moving hockey stick even when the data is decreasing.

The NOAA data from the '90's was not adjusted for measuring techniques. A simple mistake in procedure? I doubt it.

The predictions that ocean levels would rise by 2 feet by the year 2000, never happened.

Melting polar caps. Satellite data shows the winter of 2011-2012 had the largest mass of ice in the north pole since satellite measurements began.

Even polar bear populations have been growing steadily since governments began tracking them in the '70's.

How about some evidence Kerry? Then make your case.

42 posted on 06/19/2012 12:15:09 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: MrB

Why can’t he be both?


43 posted on 06/19/2012 12:15:42 PM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: kevkrom

That’s pretty much always the answer here,

but a control freak doesn’t usually have the deep-seated need for false righteousness.

Massive killing of people doesn’t make one a “good person”,
and this claim is the primary desire of the bleating sheeperal.


44 posted on 06/19/2012 12:18:19 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver
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My list of assclowns that need to be bitch slapped whenever they show their faces in public just keeps getting longer and longer.

45 posted on 06/19/2012 12:26:46 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Here are some of the hilarious, spectacularly wrong predictions made on the occasion of Earth Day 1970. “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.”

And they were talking about the threat of ......Listen for it ........Global Cooling.
46 posted on 06/19/2012 12:34:10 PM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Sub-Driver

Someone needs to tell this liberal idiot the people have caught on to this scam and it is dead on arrival!!


47 posted on 06/19/2012 12:38:09 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Foolsgold

I think their prediction of mass starvation may come true after all,

but it’s going to be caused by global liberalism and have nothing to do with the climate.


48 posted on 06/19/2012 12:39:08 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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49 posted on 06/19/2012 12:54:21 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

There should be a law where billionaires who don’t pay their taxes should have their tongues cut out.


50 posted on 06/19/2012 12:54:21 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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