Days later he said this about Trump: "No one has the right to make decisions that affect billions of people based solely on ideology or without proper input." Additionally, ABC reported that "Kerry said the impacts of global warming are now evident across the world with record-breaking droughts, rising sea levels, unusual storms and millions of people displaced by weather events."
This is factually incorrect. The American people, in poll after poll, do not rank climate change as a priority. For example, here's the latest results from Polling Report.com on where America ranks the importance of climate change:
- CBS News/New York Times Poll. Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2016. Just 2% said the "environment" was a priority. Don't know if "environment" actually means climate change
- ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Sept. 5-8, 2016. No mention of climate change as a priority.
- NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). May 15-19, 2016. Just 8% mentioned climate change.
- CBS News Poll. April 8-12, 2016. No mention of climate change.
- ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Nov. 16-19, 2015. ABC didn't ask any of the respondents about climate change being a priority.
- Quinnipiac University. July 23-28, 2015. Only 6% gave a nod to climate change as an issue we should be focusing in on.
But, the biggest problem I have with Kerry and other climate change alarmists is that they attempt to cement support for their movement based on "impacts" that can't be proven or are factually incorrect. Hurricane impact on the U.S. has been unusually quiet. Tornado activity has been below normal for the last five years. NASA tells us the rising sea levels have slowed. Another study shows that sea levels in Manhattan have not risen in 20 years. And, Remote Sensing Satellite (RSS) data has shown a dramatic fall in temperatures over the last 8 months. This despite the claim that 2016 will be the hottest year on record. This unexpected cooling has led to the conclusion by one Russian scientist that a "New Little Ice Age has Started".
As usual, by calling climate change a "hoax", Trump may just be more in line with public opinion than Kerry or any of the other climate alarmists.
Kerry tells Trump that Americans want climate action: https://www.yahoo.com/news/kerry-tells-trump-americans-want-climate-action-004745308.html
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a stirring appeal Wednesday to all countries — including his own — to press ahead with the fight against climate change, saying a failure to do so would be a "betrayal of devastating consequences." http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/kerry-overwhelming-majority-us-back-paris-climate-deal-43574549
PollingReport.com: Problems and Priorities: http://www.pollingreport.com/prioriti.htm
NOAA: U.S. has gone 11 years without a major hurricane strike: https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/noaa-u-s-has-gone-11-years-without-a-major-hurricane-strike/
NOAA Tornado data: 2016 ‘one of the quietest years since records began in 1954’ – Below average for 5th year in a row: http://www.climatedepot.com/2016/11/12/noaa-tornado-data-2016-one-of-the-quietest-years-since-records-began-in-1954-below-average-for-5th-year-in-a-row/
NASA, University Study Shows Rising Seas Slowed by Increasing Water on Land: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-university-study-shows-rising-seas-slowed-by-increasing-water-on-land
No Sea Level Rise At Lower Manhattan For 20 Years: http://realclimatescience.com/2016/10/no-sea-level-rise-at-lower-manhattan-for-20-years/
Record Global Cooling Over The Last Eight Months: http://realclimatescience.com/2016/11/record-global-cooling-over-the-last-eight-months/
Russian Scientist: ‘The New Little Ice Age Has Started’: http://www.climatedepot.com/2016/10/28/russian-scientist-the-new-little-ice-age-has-started/