February 19
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Feb. 17 in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Feb. 17 in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)

It’s official: Democrats have turned the global warming debate into a cartoon. In a speech in Indonesia over the weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry actually said, “Climate change can now be considered another weapon of mass destruction, perhaps even the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” Additionally, a California billionaire and anti-Keystone XL pipeline activist, Tom Steyer, has burst onto the stage pledging to spend $100 million to try to elect Democrats who share his views on climate change/global warming. The bottom line is the left is obsessed with raising people’s power bills.

That’s really what this is all about. The 2014 election should be a referendum on the economy, and I hope voters — in part — vote on whether or not they want to let the Obama administration and the likes of Mr. Steyer raise their power bills. The Democrats have made it a crusade. The left cannot get enough of bogus reasons why Americans should have to pay more for the electricity they use.

Liberals want to blame everything on climate change, from any significant weather event to beached whales to the proliferation of boring beetles. The latest is that the left even wants to blame earthquakes on global warming. Well, not exactly. But they do claim that oil and gas extraction is causing earthquakes. Well, I have my own theory. I’m not a scientist, but I do watch a lot of the Discovery Channel with my 11-year-old daughter, and I say global warming will result in more meteorites hitting the Earth. That’s right. I say carbon dioxide and other greenhouses gases are displacing oxygen, resulting in an atmospheric shift that will deplete the accelerants that are necessary to completely incinerate asteroids before they impact the Earth’s surface. Why not? Sounds about as reasonable as a lot of the other wacky claims about global warming that are out there.

Even if voters had to endure a meteor shower in a superstorm during an earthquake, and the Democrats said it was all because of global warming, I still don’t think Americans would vote to let them raise their home electricity bills. Let’s have an election about that.

Secretary Kerry’s latest comments and Mr. Steyer’s millions have made the climate-change debate even more surreal than it already was. They are crowding out any rational discussion about the diplomacy, mitigation and technology that might actually make sense to voters and make a difference.

 

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