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Kerry at Davos: ‘A Select Group of Human Beings … Talk About Saving the Planet’

Posted on | January 19, 2023 | Comments Off on Kerry at Davos: ‘A Select Group of Human Beings … Talk About Saving the Planet’

As Dana Pico remarks, Lurch said the quiet part out loud — the idea that the billionaires, politicians, “experts” and corporate executive at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos are “a select group.” By whom were they “selected”? There is nothing remotely democratic about the world’s wealthiest people and their political henchmen forming a cabal to impose their plans for “saving the planet” on the rest of us:

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry lauded fellow attendees at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, for trying to save the planet.
Kerry characterized efforts to combat climate change and save the planet as “almost extraterrestrial” given their scope in his remarks earlier Tuesday. He also downplayed criticism that has been levied against such climate activism, noting that “most people” believe he and the other WEF participants are just “crazy” tree huggers.
“When you start to think about it, it’s pretty extraordinary that we — a select group of human beings because of whatever touched us at some point in our lives — are able to sit in a room and come together and actually talk about saving the planet,” Kerry remarked. “I mean, it’s so almost extraterrestrial to think about ‘saving the planet.’”
“If you say that to most people, most people think you’re just a crazy tree-hugging, lefty, liberal, you know, do-gooder or whatever and there’s no relationship,” he added. “But really, that’s where we are.”
Kerry — who delivered the speech during a WEF session titled “Philanthropy: A Catalyst for Protecting Our Planet” — added that “allegedly wise adult human beings” still want to ignore the science, mathematics and physics of climate change. He also said half the species on Earth have already been killed, an apparent reference to a 2020 study predicting that global warming would eliminate half of the planet’s animal and plant species by 2070.
He also said the current growth trajectory of the world is unsustainable and implored world leaders to double down on climate commitments and policies, saying not nearly enough has been done to stave off the worst of climate change.
“If you look at the way we live, the incredible sort of destructive process of growth the way we interpret it — not as enlightened growth, but as a sort of robber baron growth — growth driven by a lot of different things,” he said. “We had 18 separate $1 billion events in the United States last year. And you look at Pakistan with 30 million people, in one single event, displaced and their lives were affected. An extraordinary upheaval.”
“We have to find a way to get really serious about bringing the corporate world on board around the world,” he continued.

What is this “extraordinary upheaval” in Pakistan? I had to look it up: “From 14 June to October 2022, floods in Pakistan killed 1,739 people.” So, out of a population of 231 million, about 0.0008% were killed. This is not to minimize the “upheaval,” but as a statistical expression of risk, it’s about as deadly as Memorial Day weekend in Chicago. More importantly, one bad monsoon season — which is what this “upheaval” really was — doesn’t actually prove anything about “climate change,” nor does it justify the billionaire power-grab that Kerry was advocating at Davos.

“Give us more money and power,” says the guy who flew to Switzerland at taxpayer expense to blab about his “extraterrestrial” plans for the benefit of similarly egomaniacal big shots. To which I reply:


First highlighted in a 2001 report, Michael Mann’s infamous graph suggested that we were on the verge of a sudden and drastic increase in global temperature — an emergency, a crisis, an apocalypse — that quite obviously has not happened in the past 20 years, and isn’t going to happen in the next 20 years, either, because the “science” behind Mann’s graph was simply wrong. Yet the “hockey stick” (and the predictions of impending catastrophe it inspired) became an article of faith among the True Believers of the Cult of Climate Change. The fact that every specific prediction based on this misguided “science” has proven false? Never mind that. The climate doomsayers have learned to cherry-pick isolated incidents of bad weather — a blizzard here, a flood there, a drought over yonder — and hype them up as “evidence,” even if these various events show no discernible pattern to the “change” they’re supposed to prove.

If you’re not convinced to join their cult, the doomsayers will dismiss you as “anti-science,” no matter how scientific your objections may be.

No matter how many actual scientists debunk Mann’s “hockey stick” graph, doomsayers like Kerry will insist that the impending catastrophe is still just around the corner — 20 or 30 years away — not because there is any truly scientific reason to believe this, but because impending catastrophe is essential to their hustle, the trick of their three-card Monte game. So Pakistan has a bad monsoon season and Kerry turns this into his great “A-ha!” If this year’s monsoon season isn’t as severe, Kerry and the other doomsayers will look elsewhere for their “proof,” and will certainly find it, because there’s always someplace in the world having bad weather. But whether this is actually proof of anything doesn’t matter, because climate change has become a religion to these people, which means that facts and logic make no difference to their belief.

Oh, they’re “a select group of people,” all right — and the folks who died at Jonestown were “a select group of people,” too.




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