Mass Destruction of Science

Perhaps given the chance to avert public eyes from his lackluster results with containing the deteriorating situation in Syria, nuclear talks with Iran, and the Middle East peace process, Secretary of State Kerry has chosen to flaunt his lack of scientific understanding as a needed diversion. Kerry described those who do not accept that human activity causes global warming as "shoddy scientists" and "extreme ideologues," and said big companies and special interests should not be allowed to "hijack" the climate debate.  "Climate change can now be considered another weapon of mass destruction, perhaps the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction." These sound-bite alarmism utterances from an ideologue lacking scientific training himself, shoddy or otherwise, are consistent with a special-interest politician always alert to the political climate.  By unilaterally labeling a fundamental, natural feature of Earth itself a "weapon of mass destruction," Kerry...(Read Full Post)