John Kerry reaches new highs of beclowning himself with temperature

I’m pretty sure he’ll blame his blathering on the heat. You have to wonder if privately, many leading climate alarmists are saying quietly “shut up John you are blowing our argument“.

(CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience in Mexico on Wednesday that temperatures in Europe and in Vietnam were “unprecedented” and broke “every record that’s ever been seen.” However, although it was hot that day, he was off the mark. 

Speaking at an environmentally-friendly technology event in Mexico City, Kerry said he had just caught a CNN weather report in his hotel and “saw the temperatures around the world right now.”

“Thirty-four degrees centigrade [Celsius] in Vietnam today, in May. Twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-two, thirty-three in places all around Europe,” he said. “Unprecedented. Breaks every record that’s ever been seen.”

“What we are seeing around the world is what scientists have predicted,” Kerry continued. “They’re not telling us that we may see global climate change. We are seeing it, and we’re seeing the impacts now.”

Wednesday was a hot day in Vietnam, with temperatures rising at their highest to 36 degrees celsius (96.8°F) at Tan Son Nhut international airport in Ho Chi Minh City. But according to Vietnam’s foreign ministry, the highest temperature recorded in May is 39°C (102.2°F) in Ho Chi Minh City, and 42°C (107.6°F) in Hanoi. The Hanoi record was registered in 1926.

The hottest places in Europe in the heat of the day on Wednesday, according to weatheronline.co.uk included parts of Russia, Germany, central Italy and southern Turkey, all in the 29-32°C (84-89°F) range.

The highest temperature ever recorded in European Russia was 44°C (111.2°F) in 2010; in Germany was 40.2°C (104.4°F) in 1983 and 2003; in Italy was 48.5°C (119.3°F) in 1999; and in Turkey was 48.8°C (119.8°F) in 1993.

Read more here: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/kerry-says-wrongly-some-temperatures-week-broke-every-record-s-ever

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He goes on to cite the usual talking points, er tipping points. Meanwhile, real problems in the world exist and are getting worse. When one of those blows up while he’s off someplace preaching about non-existent all-time record highs, he’ll likely go down as the most incompetent Secretary of State ever.

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Steve Keohane

If Kerry is ever on the mark, that would be noteworthy.

Doug Proctor

His master commands, the dog barks.

Rud Istvan

Kerry is not smart enough to know how dumb he sounds.

Yeah, but will the world’s media take him to task on this?
97% say “no”.

JimS

Blurring the line between gross incompetence and blatant dishonesty, is what politicians do best. Kerry is merely doing his best – please give him a break.

Tom O

And to think in 2004, while running for the presidency, Kerry sounded like an educated, intelligent man. Somewhere between then and 2012, he must have had a brain transplant. I wonder where Dr. Frankestein found the brain that he put in the head of this new climate change monster?

bertief

Well in my bit of Europe, south west France, this year’s spring has been soggy and darned cold. We’re actualy thinking of lighting a fire this evening it’s so cold. Yeah, I know, that’s weather. I reckon that climate is nothing more than the sum of weather. Some weather we’re having this year . . .

Secretary Kerry is among those Obama administration officials who have been duped by applications of the equivocation fallacy on the part of climatologists ( http://wmbriggs.com/blog/?p=7923 ). One of the consequences is for them to base policy toward global warming upon a pseudoscience. .

Latitude

he’ll likely go down as the most incompetent Secretary of State ever………
….it’s a tie
http://lonelyconservative.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/reset.jpg

Coach Springer

Can’t help but notice that the dates for all most of those European highs is within the last 17 years, – but for which further global temperature increase has not occurred. Kerry, like Obama’s “I’m not stupid enough to compare buying healthcare to buying something on Amazon.com” two days after doing just that, frequently says stuff that reveals that one of two things must be true: that either the speaker is an idiot or that the speaker regards his audience as an idiot collective. In Kerry’s case, both.

Real problems may exist in the world., but what has he or the previous SOS done about any of them? Oh, yea, Ambassador Stevens. That’s one.

TomE

When your programs to find peace in the middle east, peace in the Ukraine, stop Iran from the bomb, etc., all fail, you turn to talking about the weather or in this case, climate change. John Kerry was basically a politician in Viet Nam when he was very young, and he has always been just a politician. Perhaps he was successful as a politician (small words) but a statesman, never.

kenw

Ketchup Kerry. 57 Varieties of Truth.

Greg

“What we are seeing around the world is what scientists have predicted,” Kerry continued. “They’re not telling us that we may see global climate change. We are seeing it, and we’re seeing the impacts now.”
He’s not making a clown of himself , he’s lying. This is the new strategy from the White House. We see it being played out in a state by state propaganda effort, national climate assessment etc.
They’ve realised exaggerating about the future is not working, new approach is lie about the present.

TomRude

Kerry serves an agenda. He will not go down, in fact they are preparing the big cull. Watch out.

TimO

Standard practice in the media world: Panic headlines/statements get published; retractions get buried and ignored.
As long as they keep up the mantra, their followers will keep repeating lies as gospel.

Resourceguy

Show us the hidden meter or stamp machine behind the curtain that tallies party donations per ridiculous statement and speech, as in Steyer stamps. Kerry is running up the meter for sure.

Kerry actually believes that what he has been told about temperatures around the world rising is a proven fact. So quite naturally he accepts that every day the temperatures he sees on CNN are high and unprecedented. God help US foreign policy !

Mark Bofill

Greg,

They’ve realised exaggerating about the future is not working, new approach is lie about the present.

You’re correct. That’s precisely what the game plan is now. Skeptics, just try to convince the public that this severe thunderstorm isn’t unprecedented, or that this hot day isn’t unusual. The voting public doesn’t think that way. AGW is here, try to convince people it isn’t, while the politicians and media pummel you with the idea.
It’s audacious. I’m not sure it’s going to get very far, but this Administration seems to be staggering on its last legs anyway.

Has John Kerry been to Manchuria recently …(if too obtuse for the youngsters – search Frank Sinatra, 1962)

Nylo

Well, I am in Madrid, which counts as Europe, and yesterday it SNOWED in the mountains to the north, barely 50km from my home and just 1600m above the altitude of the city. This would not be common in March, and is definitely very odd for a 22nd of May.

Greg

“What we are seeing around the world is what scientists have predicted,”
No. What “scientists predicted” was a continued increase over the last 17 years that has not happened.
France is way cooler than it was in 2003. That kind of heat is distant memory now.
May, 5 to 10 years back was scorching, full-on summer. I have logs of my solar water heater output to witness it. This year it’s mediocre and has been raining for most of the last week.
If Kerry wants to pretend weather is climate, I can inform him that today is overcast and 19C in the south of France. “Unprecedented” !!

LogosWrench

All this entire administration does is bloviate. They can’t solve real problems because they are too busy creating real problems. So they yap about nonexistent problems.

If his lips are moving he’s probably lying.

spetzer86

Anyone think that these are the types of comments that should be coming from the DoE or some top government scientist? Kerry is having issues with the topics normally covered by State, is that why he’s branching out?

Scott

Its a lot easier to complain about climate change than address real problems…….After all, he is actually doing something about nothing as opposed to doing nothing about something.

milodonharlani

Kerry spoke for record temperatures before he spoke against them.

milodonharlani

Tom O says:
May 23, 2014 at 8:11 am
I don’t think he has ever sounded educated or intelligent, although he did grow up speaking French.
He has always been two-faced.

Greg

The hottest places in Europe in the heat of the day on Wednesday, according to weatheronline.co.uk included parts of Russia, Germany, central Italy and southern Turkey, all in the 29-32°C (84-89°F) range.
The highest temperature ever recorded in European Russia was 44°C (111.2°F) in 2010; in Germany was 40.2°C (104.4°F) in 1983 and 2003; in Italy was 48.5°C (119.3°F) in 1999; and in Turkey was 48.8°C (119.8°F) in 1993.
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That’s not one or two degrees that depends upon how you pick your cherries. Damn it that a full 10-15 deg C.
Global cooling here and it’s happening now !

kcom

“They’re not telling us that we may see global climate change. We are seeing it, and we’re seeing the impacts now.”
So now that summer is here weather is climate again.

And to think in 2004, while running for the presidency, Kerry sounded like an educated, intelligent man.
You must have confused him with Jim Carey.

Greg

Tommorow he’ll remind us how he kicked Putin’s ass right out of Crimea, closed Gitmo and successfully negotiated a peace treaty between Israel and their prisoners in the occupied territories.
What a guy.

faboutlaws

I am relishing the thought that Kerry is suffering the classic symptoms of ketchup poisoning.

more soylent green!

Rud Istvan — I second that.

and successfully negotiated a peace treaty between Israel and their prisoners in the occupied territories.
And he’ll get the Arabs to apologize for wanting to drive the Jews into the sea. In ’48 and all subsequent years. Just for balance.

Bruce Cobb

John Kerry can “see” climate change the same way Debbie Stabenow could “feel it when I’m flying”. No doubt, Believers can also “smell” and “hear” climate change, and some even sense it intuitively, via ESP.
Woe betide we unfortunates who demand actual evidence and facts in the face of sheer emotionalism.

Tom O at 8:11 am
And to think in 2004, while running for the presidency, Kerry sounded like an educated, intelligent man.
Well, there are a couple possible explanations for this.
First, he might have “sounded like an educated intelligent man” to you then. Since then you have gained more wisdom than has he.
Second, Kerry now having achieved his pinnacle of political power no longer needs to sound like an educated intelligent man, but can be his true self.
In either case, upon exit from office, he is destined to leave the world and this country in a worse place than it was when he entered.
It strike me that we could use a constitutional amendment. The Senate currently has the advise and consent duty to confirm those appointed to executive and judicial offices. The amendment should be to make that confirmation probationary, subject to a second vote of unreserved confirmation after 12 months. 9 times out of 10 it will be an near automatic vote to reconfirm. On that 1 time out of 10, it will be our insurance policy protecting us from The Peter Principle.

Jim Sweet

Somebody please fetch John his magic hat..

Mumbles McGuirck

Wayne Delbeke says:
May 23, 2014 at 8:36 am
Has John Kerry been to Manchuria recently …(if too obtuse for the youngsters – search Frank Sinatra, 1962)
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John Kerry is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.

John Kerry should stick to playing to his strength, which appears to be marrying wealthy women..

Well, at least now he has left Israel alone.
The “fixing” this guy does are so catastrofic it is better he went harrasing some climate “worriors” elsewhere.

Karl Koehler

Dear Secretary Kerry,
Thank you for your valiant leadership in Vietnam, your principled defense of our country’s actions in that conflict, your decades of keeping the Jr. Senator’s seat from Massachusetts warm, your bungled and hilariously failed Presidential campaign (during a time when we really needed a laugh), your managing to make Joe Biden look smart (no mean feat), and now, finally, your clarion call for the world to rise up and take carbonaction in the name of fighting to preserve our very existence! I for one am very impressed. Keep it up sir. Let no one dissuade you!

ossqss

C’mon folks, you all should know by now this administration gets all of their info from the news. Pick you topic or scandal and they have already told us they were unaware until they watched the news. Fact not sarc!

JeffC

maybe his magic hat was on too tight ? or he thought he was in Cambodia ?

Jim Bo

Jim Sweet says:

Somebody please fetch John his magic hat..

Shhhh…even his best friends don’t know about it…just ask him

And who is he, really?
A close associate hints: There’s a secret compartment in Kerry’s briefcase. He carries the black attaché everywhere. Asked about it on several occasions, Kerry brushed it aside. Finally, trapped in an interview, he exhaled and clicked open his case.
“Who told you?” he demanded as he reached inside. “My friends don’t know about this.”
The hat was a little mildewy. The green camouflage was fading, the seams fraying.
“My good luck hat,” Kerry said, happy to see it. “Given to me by a CIA guy as we went in for a special mission in Cambodia.”
Kerry put on the hat, pulling the brim over his forehead. His blue button-down shirt and tie clashed with the camouflage. He pointed his finger and raised his thumb, creating an imaginary gun. He looked silly, yet suddenly his campaign message was clear: Citizen-soldier. Linking patriotism to public service. It wasn’t complex after all; it was Kerry.
He smiled and aimed his finger: “Pow.”

Alan Robertson

Rud Istvan says:
May 23, 2014 at 8:06 am
Kerry is not smart enough to know how dumb he sounds.
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Yes, but it’s Bush’s fault.

Nik

Politicians want to be politicians and to become one they must promise something. All the old reasons are time wearied. Preventing Climate change is the new promise (lie). If only people would see that.
Politics will destroy our civilisation, not climate change (if it ever existed).

Bad News Quillan

John F’n Kerry coming up fast as Climate Duplicitist of the year, just behind his boss Baruq.
— Bad News

Charlie O.

Go ahead, make my day, cross them red lines if you dare and see what happens. OK, that didn’t work out too good, so guess I’ll go check out the latest temps on CNN.

D.J. Hawkins

Tom O says:
May 23, 2014 at 8:11 am
And to think in 2004, while running for the presidency, Kerry sounded like an educated, intelligent man. Somewhere between then and 2012, he must have a had brain transplant. I wonder where Dr. Frankestein found the brain that he put in the head of this new climate change monster?

“Hmmm, this one looks good: Abby Normal”.