Leftists’ dismay over Trump withdrawing from the feckless Paris Accord shows where their priorities lie. They couldn’t muster much concern over the recent Great Britain terror attacks, and used them as an opportunity to spout bromides about global warming and joblessness as triggers for extremism.
If leftists cared about human life as much as they care about emissions, perhaps radicalism wouldn’t be spiking.
Yet the outrage is reserved for the environment. That isn’t to say environmental concerns are irrelevant, but the bellyaches about cataclysmic events has stifled conversation on these issues. The latest perpetrator of that is John Kerry, who made a ludicrous statement about the Paris Accord.
Kerry made an odd parallel between Donald Trump and O.J. Simpson, which doesn’t spark useful debate.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry made an unusual analogy this weekend as he attempted to defend the Paris climate accord President Trump just spurned. Speaking with Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press,” Kerry doubted that Trump could find a better deal than the one from which he just withdrew.
So, he compared the situation to the infamous O.J. Simpson trial.
“He’s going to go out and find a better deal?” Kerry asked. “That’s like O.J. Simpson saying he is going to go out and find the real killer. Everybody knows he isn’t going to do that because he doesn’t believe in it.”
It’s quite a leap for the former secretary of state to make, but it’s not the strangest argument Paris deal defenders have used. Many environmental activists have been predicting doom for the world if we walk away from the agreement. California Gov. Jerry Brown is so concerned about the looming “disaster” that he flew to China to sign a new agreement, pledging to reduce carbon emissions.
Former Vice President Al Gore was in a league of his own, though, when he suggested that today’s climate trends are something out of “the Book of Revelation.”
He had to admit to Fox News’s Chris Wallace, however, that the Paris deal would not stop global warming.
But it would send a message!
After weeks of consideration, President Trump decided to pull the U.S. out of the Paris accord because it would have a punishing effect on our economy.
“We will be environmentally friendly, but we’re not going to put our businesses out of work,” Trump said at the time.
At this point, environmentalists are like the boy who cried wolf. Their doom-and-gloom predictions have proven false countless times, and not just from the lunatic fringe. Leaders of the eco-community have been dead wrong for decades. According to them, the world was already supposed to be underwater, encased in ice, or benighted by a lack of oil.
As for Al Gore, almost every single claim he made in An Inconvenient Truth turned out to inconveniently untrue. Gore was so concerned about the predicted apocalyptic rising sea levels; he bought a beach home in Southern California.
John Kerry’s scare tactics and cheap comparison to O.J. Simpson are very much in keeping with the environmentalists’ rhetoric and cries for crippling regulations and billion-dollar subsidized boondoggles. Solyndra, anyone?