Secretary of State John Kerry in his first major foreign policy speech at the University of Virginia discussed tackling climate change by collective action and more investment which he says are needed to stop it.
Kerry is attempting to support Obama’s recent proposal for taxes on carbon. The Obama administration has already wasted $80 billion on climate change initiatives since 2009, billions going to “green” companies which donated to Democrats and which have already gone bankrupt and billions to grants and projects which have tried unsuccessfully to connect human activity to climate change. These investments will have no perceivable effect on climate. Indeed, collective action is necessary: only WE together can stop this theft of America’s future.
“We as a nation must have the foresight and courage to make the investments necessary to safeguard the most sacred trust we keep for our children and grandchildren: an environment not ravaged by rising seas, deadly superstorms, devastating droughts, and the other hallmarks of a dramatically changing climate,” said Kerry.
“And let’s face it – we are all in this one together. No nation can stand alone. We share nothing so completely as our planet. When we work with others – large and small – to develop and deploy the clean technologies that will power a new world, we’re also helping create new markets and new opportunities for America’s second-to-none innovators and entrepreneurs to succeed in the next great revolution.”
Kerry called for collective action to deal with this problem. “So let’s commit ourselves to doing the smart thing and the right thing and truly commit to tackling this challenge,” he said. “Because if we don’t rise to meet it, rising temperatures and rising sea levels will surely lead to rising costs down the road. If we waste this opportunity, it may be the only thing our generations are remembered for. We need to find the courage to leave a far different legacy.”
Obama’s carbon tax is blasted in Investors Business Daily:
“A nonexistent crisis is a terrible thing to waste, and in justifying his proposal for a cap-and-tax scheme, President Obama claimed in his State Of The Union that “the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15.” He was lying.”
“The fact is, according to new data released quietly last October by Britain’s Met Office, the world’s natural post-Ice Age warming trend stopped about 16 years ago. From the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.”
Scientists in Belgium have shown that more CO2 is better for the planet.
From the abstract, “Overall, crops benefit from elevated [CO2] by improving water productivity (+23% for biomass production and +27% for yield production), which is achieved through production increases in biomass (+15% for aboveground biomass) and yield (+16%), in combination with a decrease in seasonal evapotranspiration (–5%).”