Been there, done that.
Kerry can't make the economic or environmental case for cap-and-tax regulations, so he resorts to fear-mongering based on speculative worst-case scenarios:
Climate change injects a major new source of chaos, tension, and human insecurity into an already volatile world. It threatens to bring more famine and drought, worse pandemics, more natural disasters, more resource scarcity, and human displacement on a staggering scale. We risk fanning the flames of failed-statism, and offering glaring opportunities to the worst actors in our international system. In an interconnected world, that endangers all of us.But wait. What is the proof any of these things actually will happen. Well, in the very next paragraph, Kerry admits there is no proof:
The individual data points may sometimes be murky. But the pattern they create is irrefutably clear: We don't know if Hurricane Katrina was caused by climate change, but we do know that we are rapidly heading for a world where climate change causes worse Katrinas. We don't know with certainty whether climate change pushed Darfur over the edge, but we do know that it will cause more tension just like we've seen in Darfur.Please John, this is another "I was for it before I was against it," or was it "I was against it before I was for it"? The lack of proof and the murkiness of the data points lead to an "irrefutable" conclusion:
Pass John Kerry's cap-and-tax bill or your puppy will die.--------------------------------------------
The Manufactured "Climate Change As Security Threat" Meme
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