John Kerry, climate scepticism, and the mystery of Cthulhu

Everybody loves a good scare story, especially around Halloween, right? But what about when the scare story becomes a fixation for some people?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

US Secretary of State John Kerry has been at it again, warning that, despite the absence of any warming for 18 years, and the utter failure of climate models to show predictive skill, we had better act on the recommendations of alarmists.

According to Kerry, the window for facing the challenge was “closing quickly”. Kerry warned of dire consequences if climate change sceptics were wrong about the future and nothing is done.

Mr Kerry said the window for facing the challenge was “closing quickly” and warned of dire consequences if climate change sceptics were wrong about the future and nothing is done.

“If they’re wrong, catastrophe,” Mr Kerry said in Boston after visiting a wind-technology testing centre with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

But what about the risk Cthulhu will rise from the ocean and destroy the world?

cthulhu_climate_monster

Cthulhu, for those of you who are less geeky than myself, is a fictional monster created by the 1920s horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. In his iconic horror story “The Call of Cthulhu”, Cthulhu rises briefly from the ocean depths, and sends out his ancient call. Across the world, psychically “sensitive” people respond by having horrible nightmares, fabulous visions, or going insane. Thankfully though, for reasons unknown, Cthulhu sinks again beneath the waves.

In the words of Lovecraft,

“Cthulhu still lives, too, I suppose, again in that chasm of stone which has shielded him since the sun was young. His accursed city is sunken once more, for the Vigilant sailed over the spot after the April storm; but his ministers on earth still bellow and prance and slay around idol-capped monoliths in lonely places. He must have been trapped by the sinking whilst within his black abyss, or else the world would by now be screaming with fright and frenzy. Who knows the end? What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise. Loathsomeness waits and dreams in the deep, and decay spreads over the tottering cities of men. A time will come – but I must not and cannot think! Let me pray that, if I do not survive this manuscript, my executors may put caution before audacity and see that it meets no other eye.”

http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/thecallofcthulhu.htm

But is this really fiction? H.P. Lovecraft always denied Cthulhu existed during his lifetime, but you would expect that kind of denial, wouldn’t you, when dealing with eldritch reality threatening horror which could scarcely be contemplated without skirting the fringes of insanity.

Serious scientific effort has been throw at analysing Lovecraft’s descriptions of events, and has discovered disturbing parallels between the prose of the horror writer, and mathematically describable cosmic geometries. http://titaniumphysicists.brachiolopemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Rlyeh.pdf

So the question we must ask ourselves – despite the total lack of evidence, can we be sure that our self abuse will not cause Cthulhu to rise once again from the deeps – perhaps disturbed by deep ocean heating and ocean acidification, to wreak his awful reign upon mankind? What if we’re wrong – can we take that chance?

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Eustace Cranch
October 13, 2014 10:05 am

I have mentioned here before that we should not be mucking about in Antarctica.
Shoggoths, you know.

barchester
Reply to  Eustace Cranch
October 13, 2014 11:23 am

The Thing!

Eustace Cranch
Reply to  barchester
October 13, 2014 11:37 am

Er… try the other Pole.

Eustace Cranch
Reply to  barchester
October 13, 2014 11:39 am

No, sorry, you’re right.

nielszoo
Reply to  barchester
October 13, 2014 1:17 pm

The Blob? I don’t remember which Pole he/she/it got dropped on.

Mike M
Reply to  barchester
October 13, 2014 2:39 pm

nielszoo – The blob was from the north pole. The 1958 version is one of my favorite movies for a laugh. They should make a sequel to both movies like they did with “Alien versus Predator”… “The Blob Versus the Thing”.

Olaf Koenders
Reply to  barchester
October 14, 2014 2:05 am

Heh.. too much CO2 in our greenhouses might cause another “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”.. or something in Kerry’s imagination 😉

John Of Cloverdale WA, Australia
Reply to  barchester
October 14, 2014 2:12 am

The Thing from Another World (1951) was a great, corny B movie starring James Arness (of Gunsmoke fame) and was located in the Arctic. The Thing (2011), which I have not seen, was located in the Antarctic.

Peter Miller
Reply to  barchester
October 14, 2014 3:11 am

By that remark “The Thing”, I presume you mean John Kerry’s wig?

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Eustace Cranch
October 14, 2014 5:26 am

So maybe the atmospheric heat disappeared into the Other Dimension along with the Elder Gods and John Kerry is a Shoggoth left behind. I’m just sayin’ ….

David A
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
October 14, 2014 6:11 am

So climate scientists our psychically “sensitive” people?

Severian
October 13, 2014 10:07 am

Cthulhu for President! Why vote for the lesser evil?
“That is not dead which only sleeping lies…and with strange aeons even death may die.” Sounds like Lovecraft knew that Global Warming heat was hiding in the deep oceans…

October 13, 2014 10:11 am

Somebody needs to shout ‘Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn’ at Kerry, see if anyone gets the reference….

Harry Passfield
Reply to  Dyrewulf
October 13, 2014 11:08 am

That’s easy for you to say! 😉
But I guess we all ‘wait, dreaming’. I just hope we’re not all dead when the dream comes true – and we get to see those that brought us to this sad pass are brought to account in a Climate Change Nuremberg. Let’s face it, the Third World demands nothing less for the way they are being sacrificed to the great God AGW.

iSchadow
Reply to  Harry Passfield
October 13, 2014 12:06 pm

The first witness for the prosecution in the CC Nuremberg should be our own Supreme Court for its finding that carbon dioxide is a pollutant. That one finding enabled a world of hurt for the poor and disadvantaged around the world.

Reply to  Harry Passfield
October 13, 2014 1:22 pm

iSchadow: The SCOTUS is a failed institution; it no longer serves to monitor compliance with the Constitutions distribution of powers (and express limitations on federal power); it is purely political. I seem to recall that Mr Justice Douglas once said his test to be “Do you want a program or not?”

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  Dyrewulf
October 13, 2014 1:23 pm

OOps, Harry beat me to it. Say that, and you might get mistaken for Joe Romm.

Uncle Gus
Reply to  Dyrewulf
October 14, 2014 12:16 pm

They’ll just think you swallowed your upper plate….

Bloke down the pub
October 13, 2014 10:15 am

A dangerous clown like Kerry is far scarier than anything from fiction.

barchester
Reply to  Bloke down the pub
October 13, 2014 11:24 am

Kerry’s resemblance to Lurch has frequently aroused comment.

JayB
Reply to  barchester
October 13, 2014 3:29 pm

This comment is a disservice to Lurch who served a useful purpose.

Jimbo
Reply to  Bloke down the pub
October 13, 2014 11:58 am

I wonder whether Kerry’s avid environmentalist wife eggs him on?
He is going beyond the call of duty as the United States Secretary of State. He should have been made head of the EPA.

Brute
Reply to  Jimbo
October 13, 2014 1:07 pm

She is rich. Stop using you car so she can continue using her private jet.

Ed
Reply to  Jimbo
October 13, 2014 2:20 pm

I have long felt that Kerry’s only talent is his ability to marry incredibly rich women. He’s done it twice, the last time hitting the multi-billion dollar jackpot.

Mike McMillan
Reply to  Bloke down the pub
October 13, 2014 12:49 pm

I guess he thought that the big ship Navy would be a safe place during a jungle war, not knowing that the Navy had little river boats, too. Once he got to Vietnam, it didn’t take him long to write himself up for three Purple Hearts and a ticket home.
Shaving cuts didn’t count for Purple Hearts in the Air Force, and anyway, I had a Norelco.

Glenn
Reply to  Mike McMillan
October 13, 2014 3:19 pm

A relative of mine who was a cook on a Navy ship offshore of north Vietnam in the late 60s got a purple heart when a can of beans fell out of an overhead shelf in rough weather, requiring several stitches to his head, when they happened to be engaging in tactical operations.

Mike H.
Reply to  Mike McMillan
October 13, 2014 6:14 pm

Splinter Hero.

Cheryl
Reply to  Mike McMillan
October 16, 2014 2:06 am

He sounds like Frank Burns. (Think M*A*S*H). I’m Canadian but Kerry sounds like a danger to everyone.

Steve P
Reply to  Mike McMillan
October 22, 2014 9:02 am

Cheryl
October 16, 2014 at 2:06 am
Please don’t mention MASH in any serious comment about anything, save to demonstrate how the popular media like TV and the movies try to paint a funny face on a nasty war.

BobW in NC
October 13, 2014 10:21 am

I’d hate to be Kerry and have to live by the precautionary principle the way he and others who preach Chicken Little’s “The sky is falling!” They’d have to be careful walking outside…a piano might fall from the sky, you know.

D.J. Hawkins
Reply to  BobW in NC
October 13, 2014 10:39 am

Or a safe, lettered “Acme” on it’s side.

LeeHarvey
Reply to  D.J. Hawkins
October 13, 2014 11:40 am

On the brighter side, he’d punch through the bottom of the safe, then the door would fall open and he’d be able to step out… dissheveled, but still alive.

Reply to  BobW in NC
October 13, 2014 10:42 am

That would be a problem, if, and ONLY IF, there was any accountability in the system, which there isn’t.
These idiots like Kerry can put crap like this out over and over, and the sheeple will gobble it up.
Ooga in, chucka out.
Jim

latecommer2014
Reply to  jimmaine
October 13, 2014 2:27 pm

Kerry has no elective future and everybody but he knows it. This makes him the perfect sacrifice when the politicians face the fury to come. He is the expendable Pointman for this administrations policies on the control of energy.

TerryBixler
October 13, 2014 10:22 am

We should be very worried as Obama has mobilized both Kerry and the pentagon to battle this “crisis”. Forget about Ebola “climate change is real!”.

Otter (ClimateOtter on Twitter)
October 13, 2014 10:32 am

Cthulhu is more realistic.

Rob Dawg
October 13, 2014 10:43 am

Cthulhu is hiding the heat!

gregole
Reply to  Rob Dawg
October 13, 2014 5:45 pm

But remember, it’s dark heat, so is invisible to our mortal-made sensors.

October 13, 2014 10:45 am

Kerry knows HIS time is running out, and once this administration ends, so does his political career. He’s fishing for a job with some large NGO, so he can continue to live off other people’s money.

Tom in Denver
Reply to  Mike Weatherford
October 13, 2014 11:09 am

John Kerry cares not about any continued income. He solved that problem when he married the Widow Hines. Instead it must be political influence, (or at the least relevancy) that he fears losing.

Reply to  Tom in Denver
October 13, 2014 2:46 pm

Can’t lose what he never had.

Mike Smith
October 13, 2014 10:54 am

It’s worse. Kerry also says:
“The worst that could happen to us is we create a whole lot of new jobs, we kick our economies into gear, we have healthier people, healthier children because we have cleaner air, we live up to our environmental responsibility, we become truly energy independent, and our security is stronger and greater and sustainable as a result. That’s the worst that happens to us.”
He thinks his green policies will work out great even if the climate stays the same, or becomes cooler.
He just doesn’t understand that expensive energy and energy shortages will kill vast numbers of people.
Fortunately, the people are rightfully much more concerned about Ebola right now to pay much attention to a buffoon like Kerry.

Col Klink
October 13, 2014 10:59 am

So Kerry is no longer doing his Abe Lincoln one-man show? I see he ditched the stovepipe hat. Since we no longer have any slaves that need to be freed, Kerry is desperate for some personal act that will give his meaningless life real meaning. Climate change today, perhaps Ebola tomorrow.

Guy
Reply to  Col Klink
October 13, 2014 11:46 am

He thought he would be the one to solve the problems between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The Palestinians wanted the Israelis dead, and the latter in typical intransigent fashion would not go along.

October 13, 2014 11:01 am

How do you pronounce “Cthulhu”?

earwig42
Reply to  Michael Palmer
October 13, 2014 11:12 am

carefully

Reply to  Michael Palmer
October 13, 2014 11:14 am

Just like it’s spelled. ☺

Reply to  dbstealey
October 13, 2014 12:28 pm

I tried, but now I can’t get my tongue out of my throat. Should have listened to earwig instead.

Richard M
Reply to  Michael Palmer
October 13, 2014 11:22 am

According to wiki …
“Lovecraft transcribed the pronunciation of Cthulhu as Khlûl′-hloo and said that “the first syllable [of Khlûl′-hloo is] pronounced gutturally and very thickly. The u is about like that in full; and the first syllable is not unlike klul in sound, hence the h represents the guttural thickness.”[2] S. T. Joshi points out, however, that Lovecraft gave several differing pronunciations on different occasions.[3] According to Lovecraft, this is merely the closest that the human vocal apparatus can come to reproducing the syllables of an alien language.[4]
Long after Lovecraft’s death, the spelling pronunciation /kəˈθuːluː/ kə-thoo-loo became common, and the role-playing game Call of Cthulhu endorsed it.”

Reply to  Richard M
October 13, 2014 12:04 pm

Who can pronounce Chlodowich?
(Hint: a historical king)

RoHa
Reply to  Richard M
October 13, 2014 7:14 pm

Why the schwa? It’s easy enough to pronounce /kθu/ without it. I’ve always regarded the “lh” to be a heavily aspirated /l/, but it could be a voiceless alveolar lateral fricative, like the Welsh /ɬ/ (spelled “ll”).
“Who can pronounce Chlodowich”
I can.

Reply to  Richard M
October 13, 2014 7:54 pm

Most people say Clovis. You talk funny.;-)

Gary Hladik
Reply to  Michael Palmer
October 13, 2014 10:02 pm

‘How do you pronounce “Cthulhu”?’
Well, it’s spelled “Cthulhu”, but it’s actually pronounced “Throatwarbler Mangrove”.

Robert W Turner
Reply to  Michael Palmer
October 14, 2014 11:16 am

This is how it’s pronounced, from an authoritative source:

October 13, 2014 11:07 am

This is typical of the climate shakedown, what I call ‘Climate Extortion’. It works like this, “pay up or somthing bad will happen.”

Chip Javert
October 13, 2014 11:16 am

With all the things he should worry about, Kerry decides to focus on CAGW (and, one supposes, the tooth fairy).
Sigh.
At some level, I suppose his quote “…“If they’re wrong, catastrophe…” is technically accurate. However, there are millions of other things with much higher probabilities for ending up as catastrophes. For example: sudden discovery of rampageing woolly mammoths.
We don’t expect leaders to understand atmospheric physics, but we do expect them to have decent s**t-detectors to filter out the trivial and absurd. Kerry, as in so many other areas, fails this test.

Reply to  Chip Javert
October 13, 2014 12:12 pm

This is very predictable. Much like another famous politician who uttered the phrase on nationwide TV:”It depends on what your definition of ‘is’ is…”…
For Kerry, and many others on the TEAM, he just chooses to define catastrophe differently…like “Catastrophe: anything that happens that I don’t like.”

Rhoda R
Reply to  Chip Javert
October 13, 2014 1:05 pm

It’s even simplier than that. AGW is a made-up crises. Ebola, the Palestinian question, ISIS, Russia, etc. are very real, very difficult problems. Kerry (and Obama) is a small man and capable only of concentrating on small or made-up problems. He, and his boss, are merely working at their level of competence.

Expat
Reply to  Chip Javert
October 13, 2014 3:05 pm

Perhaps Kerry should concern himself with the the climate change that would be brought about by Terran sneaking an atomic bomb into Tel Aviv and the Israeli response of nuking every Muslim city with a name?

Doug Huffman
Reply to  Expat
October 13, 2014 3:16 pm

Wait for the IraXis to have a nuclear Oopsie! at their fabrication facility. The UN/OAS will be all owl-eyes, “Who? Whoo wee, not me!”

RalphB
October 13, 2014 11:23 am

Michael Palmer asks: How do you pronounce “Cthulhu”?
Wikipedia to the rescue (too bad it is worthless on controversial issues, e.g., “Global Warming”):
Lovecraft transcribed the pronunciation of Cthulhu as Khlûl′-hloo and said that “the first syllable [of Khlûl′-hloo is] pronounced gutturally and very thickly. The u is about like that in full; and the first syllable is not unlike klul in sound, hence the h represents the guttural thickness.” S. T. Joshi points out, however, that Lovecraft gave several differing pronunciations on different occasions. According to Lovecraft, this is merely the closest that the human vocal apparatus can come to reproducing the syllables of an alien language.
Long after Lovecraft’s death, the spelling pronunciation /kəˈθuːluː/ kə-THOO-loo became common, and the role-playing game Call of Cthulhu endorsed it.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthulhu)
Thanks for the perfect metaphor, Eric Worrall!

MarkW
October 13, 2014 11:25 am

According to Owl Bore, the window of opportunity closed 15, 10, and 5 years ago.

Guy
Reply to  MarkW
October 13, 2014 11:52 am

Since it is too late to save ourselves, we might as well party on.

Joel O'Bryan
October 13, 2014 11:26 am

Just one more reason why US voters got it right in November 2004.

Doug Huffman
October 13, 2014 11:27 am

For Mrs. Heinz-Kerry’s little boy’s association with politics, it should be Leviathan rather than Cthulhu. Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil Thomas Hobbes, 1651

dan houck
October 13, 2014 11:28 am

Cthulhu, or Zoidberg?… You decide.

John F. Hultquist
October 13, 2014 11:30 am

I suspect H.P.L.’s Cthulhu (1920s ?) can be compared to the trouble in Russia in 1917 and, like then, people without moral principles are involved.
The leaders of the world’s democracies have neglected serious issues. For example, hemorrhagic fevers (~~Ebola) have been known for a long time. Why do we now face the need to find a vaccine in as short a time as months? Instead of being populated by climate fools the US Administration should be filled with realists/pragmatists that might have foreseen and prevented this medical issue, and also, prevented a part of the world from being subjected to a rabble with beliefs of a fringe group from Late Antiquity.
They say that the winning side in a vote deserve what they get. I did not vote for these fools.

Slade
Reply to  John F. Hultquist
October 14, 2014 1:19 am

Why no vaccine. It comes down to money. The problem is because diseases like Ebola were largely confined to impoverished countries who couldn’t afford medical care for most of the infected let alone millions if not billions for research. And the drug companies are not going to do the research if no ones paying. After all they’re in business not charity. And the charities are usually more concerned with using what funds they have to help those dying now. All that aside one big roadblock to vaccine research is Ebola itself. It is a deadly and contagious disease. And since it was confined to the third world researchers would be forced to either bring victims to them (something the CDC frowns on). Or going to them which would necessitate building and equipping a lab. All of which would drive up the cost. So it comes down to money that the third world was unable to pay and the first world was unwilling to. Lets just hope we didn’t leave it until too late

Bert
October 13, 2014 11:30 am

I can’t pronounce Cthulhu either forward or backwards !!

Harry Passfield
Reply to  Bert
October 13, 2014 11:41 am

Bert, I just say (in my head) Ca tool oo.

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  Bert
October 13, 2014 1:30 pm

Very dangerous to pronounce backwards. That’s how Michael Palmer ended up with his tongue down his gullet.

Michael 2
October 13, 2014 11:31 am

“What if you are wrong” is a powerful religious incentive weakened only by the fact of so many people saying it for so many things: What if you are wrong about your spouse, your hometown, your college, your nation, your church, your work, your ethics, your health.
What if you ignore that twinge you felt this morning. What if you ignore that heartburn, maybe it was really a heart attack. What if you ignore that sneeze, that wheeze, that flu. Maybe it’s Ebola, maybe it’s Hanta. What if you have too much sugar, what if you don’t have enough.
What if you ignore the Russians; what if you don’t.
Global warming. It’s in there somewhere.

Auto
Reply to  Michael 2
October 13, 2014 12:27 pm

Michael 2
“Global warming. It’s in there somewhere.”
And it’s probably to blame for them all, right down to the colour of your coat, how Arsenal will do next match, and kiddies liking sweets [= candy].
//Sarc – although not too disguised, I think.
Auto.

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  Auto
October 13, 2014 1:31 pm

What’s a “nal?”

Doug Huffman
Reply to  Michael 2
October 13, 2014 3:13 pm

Be amazed by the fear of error and of continuing error. Few of us make truly substantive errors, else we wouldn’t be here. Better a good error, a learning opportunity, than the bad question. Experience is a good teacher. A bad experience is a better teacher.

richard
October 13, 2014 11:34 am

Same old, same ols, could have been written yesterday.
1923-
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/147050331?searchTerm=climate%20is%20changing&searchLimits=
“WINTER* ARE WARMER.
Why the World’# Climate is Changing.
Our climate is becoming milder.
There are exceptions, of course, but
generally speaking extremes of cold
in winter no longer occur as they did
in years gone by.
Nor does this apply only to our own
country. It is the same all over the
world.
Iceland is no longer what its name
implies—the land of ice. During the
winter of 1920-21 there was neither
snow nor frost there, and for many
previous winters there has been very
little.
The ice on the Neva River in Russia
breaks up three weeks earlier than it
did a generation ago. The Alpine glaciers
are everywhere retreating, so
that cultivation is now possible in valleys
which, within the memory of
people still alive, were icebound all
the year round.
In Caanda, year by year the area
under wheat is being extended northward,
sure sign that the weather there
is becoming milder. The Governor of
the Falkland Islands reported recently
that the climate there is not nearly so
severe as it was seventy, or eighty
years ago.
Similar instances could be quoted almost
indefinitely, and the combined evidence
from so many different sources
is irresistible. Everywhere, all over
the globe, the winters aTe becoming
lees rigorous.
In a book entitled “Warmer Winters
and the Earth’s Tilt,” Major R. A. Marriott
sets forth his thory as to the reason
for this world-wide phenomenon.
Briefly put, his contention is that the
earth is gradually changing its position
so as to bring the poles more directly
under the sun’s rays, with the result
that the ice-caps stored there during;
past ages are gradually diminishing in
size. ‘ j
We are, in fact, at the tail end of the j
last great Ice Age, which was at its j
maximum about 15,000 years ago, when ;
the greater part of Europe was shroud-1
ed under an ice-cap a mile or more!
thick. j
This was the period when the earth
was tilted in such a way; that the heat j
of the sun was concentrated on the
tropical and sub-tropical regions of the
globe, the poles getting hardly any.
The process is now being reversed.
| So in a time which may not be very far
I nff, large areas near the North Pole
will be rendered productive for the requirements
of mankind and-capable of
supporting a large population”

John
October 13, 2014 11:38 am

John Kerry has been lying to America since the 1970’s. I don’t believe anything he says.

Mac the Knife
October 13, 2014 11:40 am

I saw this story running on Drudge Report early this morning. As I was skimming John Kerry’s prognostications of impending doom, I was frankly embarrassed that my country is represented by this fool on the international stage. My subconscious started ‘playing’ Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne, as accompaniment to Kerry’s insanity. These lyrics, in particular, seem to apply to Mr. Kerry:
I’ve listened to preachers
I’ve listened to fools
I’ve watched all the dropouts
Who make their own rules
One person conditioned to rule and control
The media sells it and you live the role
Mental wounds still screaming
Driving me insane
I’m going off the rails on a crazy train
I’m going off the rails on a crazy train

http://youtu.be/3MLp7YNTznE

Joel O'Bryan
October 13, 2014 11:49 am

John Kerry manifests the severest form of a mental illness called Chronic Progressivism.
Progressivism is mostly assuredly a degenerative mental disease. Mostly it is a disease of childhood, reflective of immaturity that usually is cured by experience and neurological development. Fortunately many grow out it, like losing a peanut allergy or an asthma attack that only happens once in adolescence never to occur again in adulthood. Sadly though, too many like John Kerry never grow up and develop maturity. They instead grow into a physical adulthood but manifest the severe pathologic consequences of Chronic Progressivism.
Symptoms of Chronic Progressivism:
– habitual lying, even when the lie is obvious.
– feeling of superiority, i.e. knowing what is best for others.
– altered reality, unable to see the world as it is, not as one wishes it
– insatiable desire to spend other people’s money, and then uncontrollably rebuking them with lies (see above) when they resist.
– bedwetting.
Undoubtedly, Kerry likely has all the symptoms.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
October 13, 2014 12:25 pm

All financed with millions his lefty wife inherited from her deceased husband. Senator Heinz (R). He was the Heinz of Heinz 57 foods. and a conservative Republican.

Mario Lento
Reply to  RobRoy
October 13, 2014 2:50 pm

And don’t forget the 57 States

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  RobRoy
October 13, 2014 10:41 pm

He comes from a rich family, but every little bit helps!

iSchadow
October 13, 2014 11:58 am

“There, there, Mr. Kerry. Why the long face?”

October 13, 2014 12:01 pm

Perfect metaphor Eric.
And the Older Gods wait.
Liberalism is a progressive disease.
Self delusion seems to snowball into total delusion.
What better than worship of chaos for persons who surrender their responsibilities to chose for themselves?
Freewill is wonderful…. except with such comes responsibility.
However the omens all have lined up and spoken, we cannot cure stupidity.
We will not long survive allowing the stupid to rule.
The designers of the US Republic knew this, democracy devolves to mob rule, mobs stampede easily and ultimately attack themselves.Only an informed public stands behind the republic, without this the state falls into kleptocracy. Voting ever increased shares of other peoples wealth to those who hold the levers of power.
Under todays conditions, what does “public interest” mean?
The interests of the Elected? Those the elected owe? The interests of the public employees?..
There seems to be few agents speaking for the interests of the taxpayer or the greater nation.
Perhaps it would prolong the great experiment, if those taking from the public purse are denied the right to vote upon the creation and disposal of the same?
After all do ticks vote upon the diet of the moose?

Flaney
October 13, 2014 12:17 pm

kA -tHUL- hU
wiki’s wrong

October 13, 2014 12:22 pm

Kerry, the medal throwing hippie, should leap out of that window of opportunity.

LogosWrench
October 13, 2014 12:25 pm

Isn’t fascinating the alarmists never ask the question of themselves? What if (and it looks like they are) alarmists are wrong? All of the destroyed economies, the millions not able to get affordable power, are we just supposed to shrug it off? Oops sorry about your generational poverty and squalor we were busy doubling down on our stupidity.

October 13, 2014 12:32 pm

All financed with millions his lefty wife inherited from her deceased husband. Senator Heinz (R). He was the Heinz of Heinz 57 foods. and a conservative Republican.

Robert of Ottawa
Reply to  RobRoy
October 13, 2014 3:21 pm

Hey, when you’re rich, be very suspicious of those who want to marry you,

NoFixedAddress
October 13, 2014 12:57 pm

“If they’re wrong, catastrophe,” Mr Kerry said in Boston
Did he really say this?

Joel Snider
October 13, 2014 1:00 pm

Considering the AGW theory demands that we outlaw nearly all effective methods used for feeding ourselves, heating and cooling our homes, most methods of transportation – with all the appropriate side issues such as the elimination of pesticides and other forms of disease prevention – all to reach that 90% reduction of human population goal – I would suggest the real threat of behavior-induced extinction IS AGW theory.

October 13, 2014 1:15 pm

“scepticism”, not “sceptiscism”
[Done. Thank you. .mod]

BFL
October 13, 2014 1:26 pm

“Cthulhu rises briefly from the ocean depths, and sends out his ancient call. Across the world, psychically “sensitive” people respond by having horrible nightmares, fabulous visions, or going insane.”
Reminds me of one of the better British Sci-Fi movies “Five Million [Years] to Earth” (also called “Quatermass and the Pit”).
“a mysterious object buried in the ground at the site of an extension to the London Underground. Also uncovered nearby are the remains of early human ancestors more than five million years old. Realizing that the object is in fact an ancient Martian spacecraft, Quatermass deduces that the aliens have influenced human evolution and the development of human intelligence. The spacecraft has an intelligence of its own and once uncovered begins to exert a malign influence, resurrecting Martian memories and instincts buried deep within the human psyche. Mayhem breaks out on the streets of London as the alien force grows in strength.”

BFL
Reply to  BFL
October 13, 2014 1:30 pm

Ugh, “five Million YEARS to Earth”

garymount
Reply to  BFL
October 13, 2014 2:14 pm

Also from that movie :
Professor Bernard Quatermass: The will to survive is an odd phenomenon. Roney, if we found out our own world was doomed, say by climatic changes, what would we do about it?
Dr. Mathew Roney: Nothing, just go on squabbling like usual.
Professor Bernard Quatermass: Yes, but if we weren’t men?

Chuck L
Reply to  BFL
October 13, 2014 4:45 pm

I think there might have been a Dr. Who episode with the same theme. I can’t remember if the bad guys were Cybermen or Daleks.

Dudley Horscroft
Reply to  BFL
October 13, 2014 7:34 pm

Even better, “The Scarlet Capsule” where the mysterious word M I N A D O R was hissed at the spectators when the capsule was opened. All hail to Professor Ned Quatermass, who assisted in deciphering (or not) it! All was revealed when the capsule was exploded.

Steve Case
October 13, 2014 1:56 pm

Uh oh, looks like my You tube of Calls for Cthulhu Episode I went into moderation.
Well anyway, I always tell our friends on the left that I have it on good authority that it is very likely that the bogey man has taken up residence in their attic and the best way to get rid of him is to burn the house down. And then I ask them why they didn’t immediately trot off to get a can of gas and some matches? Dunno, they never seem to appreciate my humor.

October 13, 2014 1:59 pm

From the Kerry article:
“Life as you know it on Earth ends. Seven degrees increase Fahrenheit [4 degrees Celsius] and we can’t sustain crops, water, life under those circumstances.”
Mr. Kerry warned that climate change already was taking a toll, noting that this past August was the hottest in the planet’s recorded history.
He (Kerry) said food shortages in places such as Central America were occurring because of the worst droughts in decades and he warned that rising sea levels could wreak havoc to low-lying cities and communities.
Maybe he should study this global drought graph:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/05/22/interesting-graph-fraction-of-the-globe-in-drought-1982-2012/
I think that Kerry should be taken out behind the wood shed and made to repeat this until he remembers it:
“There has been no global warming for over 18 years”
Also made to repeat this:
“Sea level rise is projected to be less than 7 inches per century, and is in fact decelerating”
Also made to repeat this:
“Grow corn for food, not fuel”

Gary
October 13, 2014 2:20 pm

John Ronald Reuel Kerry, creating fantasy everywhere he goes. What if the Ring deniers are wrong? Then… well.. nevermind… I guess the Lovecraft reference is better. But Kerry and the true deniers are still lost within their fantasies. What shall they dream up next?

ralfellis
October 13, 2014 2:29 pm

No doubt this Cthulhu monster was derived from the Greek Chthonic gods – the gods of the Greek Underworld.
Ralph

Jim Vanus
October 13, 2014 2:31 pm

The level of control over people’s lives, natural resources and finances advocated by Kerry and his ilk is an indication of sociopathy. Not saying he is one, but he is certainly under the influence of one, as is the entire current administration. Only one condition is necessary for sociopaths to succeed: Failing to recognize them.

Robert of Ottawa
October 13, 2014 3:17 pm

I think Kerry should pay more attention to Muslim head-cutters, he reassures them that the guy is an idiot, not serious and they will win.

LogosWrench
October 13, 2014 3:18 pm

That is not a monster it’s Gaia’s crabs.

ferdberple
October 13, 2014 6:56 pm

Kerry warned of dire consequences if climate change sceptics were wrong about the future and nothing is done.
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Kerry can’t stop ISIS at Baghdad. He can’t stop Iran’s nuclear program. So instead he wants to stop Climate Changes. News flash, Climate Change ended 18 years ago.
18 years and counting Kerry has been beating a dead horse, telling it to get up and gallop away before something bad happens. Well something bad is happening and it has nothing to do with climate.
50 million climate refugees by 2010 the UN told us. Well that is long since come and gone. the Arctic will be ice-free in the summer of 2013. – John Kerry, US Secretary of State. 2013 has come and gone as well.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-kerry/we-cant-ignore-the-securi_b_272815.html
the dire consequences is that when nothing bad happens with Climate, everyone will see what a load of hog wash the whole thing has been. supposed grown men running around playing at chicken little, while the real problems are left to fester until the patient dies.

lee
October 13, 2014 10:49 pm

‘According to Kerry, the window for facing the challenge was “closing quickly”.’
Reminds me of “bird on a window sill’ poem.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rec.humor/YJtkfxvlcXg

Zeke
October 13, 2014 10:49 pm

“He (Kerry) said food shortages in places such as Central America were occurring because of the worst droughts in decades….”
The use of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides to control the millions of pathogens and pests (which also would like to devour our crops, and are quite capable of doing so) are the reason we have enough food to eat. The heartless environmentalists are now making real progress in banning all of them, even the fungicides!
ref: http://pesticideguy.org/2014/04/03/organic-coffee-farmers-in-central-america-may-not-survive/
Threatening the food we grow with scientific-sounding “prophecies,” while at the same time destroying agricultural methods through regulations behind the scenes, is exactly the same thing as “grooming the victim.” This is done to prepare victims to accept that a most malicious crime done to them is really their own fault.
Please, organic growers only provide 1% of the food in the US.. Claiming loudly that something as difficult, expensive, and unreliable as organic growing will simply work for all of agriculture is impetuous and reckless, and the product of a truly presumptuous mind. The greatest generation asked farmers how much copper they would need to keep potato production up in any emergency. Their very own children are now trotting the globe, outlawing life-saving, farm-saving fungicides and herbicides from being used at home – or in struggling countries. And now this treacherous man claims that any crop failures will be the fault of people who use electricity and personal transportation.

October 13, 2014 11:51 pm

But what about Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz? That intergalactic freeway is due to pass right through here just about now …

Byron
Reply to  Monckton of Brenchley
October 14, 2014 1:45 am

Well the up side to that is if He’s busy demolishing Earth to make way for a hyperspatial express route , He’ll be far too busy for poetry recitals

John M. Ware
October 14, 2014 1:47 am

Excellent analogy! Cthulhu is perhaps the most famous of Lovecraft’s wild visions, but far from the only one. One of my favorite stories is “The Color out of Space,” which begins “West of Arkham the hills rise wild,” which is a typically evocative beginning; HPL was, in his limited sphere, a fine author. I just wish Obama’s and Kerry’s spheres were more limited.

AJ Virgo
October 14, 2014 3:09 am

Every Government on the planet is working to stop Global Warming however they can, just who is Kerry referring to?
There are no sceptical Governments.

johann wundersamer
October 14, 2014 7:41 am

Real great, Eric Worrall:
reflecting the trashy novel world of the green believers on the reality of technicians, of statistics, physics.
No ‘deep psychology’ needed – nevertheless a grand picture + great insight.
Makes one smile.
Thx – Hans

johann wundersamer
October 14, 2014 8:29 am

/ not on this thread /
I mistrust the vulgar need for chaos theorie.
Ev’rything in the world is
– stabil
– labil
or
– indifferent.
Stability’s predictabel, indifference less.
Lability’s the way to catastrophs.
Chaos theorie pretends ‘You can calculate’
who ever real calculated, helped by chaos theory.
Asking – Hans

Frederik
October 18, 2014 3:22 pm

qoute from the article:
“despite the total lack of evidence, can we be sure that our self abuse will not cause Cthulhu to rise once again from the deeps – perhaps disturbed by deep ocean heating and ocean acidification, to wreak his awful reign upon mankind? What if we’re wrong – can we take that chance?”
well to state it a fun way: i think that Antarctica are the cold orcs and urukhais are beating the Cthulhu back to the depths of the ocean under the all seeing “eye” of Sauron, the ending of the Little ice age…

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