” I can’t say I was surprised when I read, via a Drudge link, that John Kerry made his first foreign policy speech as secretary of State on the heavyweight scientific subject of climate change (the perils thereof, of course).
But I did have a chuckle, remembering that sometime during or after the 2004 presidential campaign it was revealed that Kerry did even more poorly at Yale than the supposedly dopey George W. Bush. In fact, the former Massachusetts senator received four “Ds” in his freshman year, including one in geology.
We can assume that our new Sec’y of State is not a science whiz. Nevertheless, Mr. Kerry is apparently certain that anthropogenic global warming is a great danger to the human race and should be the object of a major international effort.
Why does he think so? Because he assumes the vast majority of scientists say so, I would imagine. And also because that’s what thebien pensant think and there is no one more orthodox in his views than John Kerry.
A recent survey of 1077 professional engineers and geoscientists reported by Investor’s Business Daily gives quite a different picture, however: “… it turns out that only 36% believe that human activities are causing Earth’s climate to warm.” Indeed, if you read this study you find that there has been a shift among scientists and engineers away from AGW. And this is leaving out whether warming is ultimately good or bad, that the polar ice cap has been growing by leaps and bounds and that polar bear population is exploding, etc., etc.”
Here is a bit of seer Kerry’s nonsense from a few years back … a scientist he’s not …
- John Kerry’s Grand Tour: Priorities For Europe – OpEd (eurasiareview.com)
- So Apparently Gigolo John Kerry is a Scientist Now (pjmedia.com)
- Kerry: The un-Hillary (politico.com)
- John Kerry’s “Soft Power” – OpEd (eurasiareview.com)
- John Kerry Scores Big Win In Buffett-Heinz Deal (huffingtonpost.com)
- John Kerry to embark on ‘listening tour’ of Europe and Middle East (telegraph.co.uk)