We Were Not Walking the Planet . . .
When Jackasses reign.
John Kerry answers a Congressman.
“Kerry delivered his rebuke of the GOP’s inaction on the environment to Rep. James Comer (R-K.Y.). Comer questioned whether there was a reasonable way for the U.S. to afford the ideas entailed in the resolution, which was introduced by Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) in February.
Kerry: ‘There are a lot of different proposals about how to proceed. I don’t know that any of them are coming from your party or your side of the aisle.’
Kerry added: (his) ‘focus is on how we’re going to move forward despite varying positions on legislation, adding that regardless of differences among politicians, Ocasio-Cortez has in fact offered more leadership in one day or in one week than President Trump has in his lifetime on the subject.’”
No one seems to think of one magic bullet way out of global warming: mastering controlled thermonuclear fusion. The supply of non-glass house effect heavy hydrogen fuel is equivalent to a Pacific Ocean of sweet light crude. Unfortunately this magic is always 35 years away.
Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking — by Charles Seife
Don’t know if its possible to speed the research much by massive investment — a la Manhattan project.
The leadership deficiency started in 1980!
Carter [cardigan and lowered temps in the Oval Office] was the last, best chance!
I am not an American, and I sometimes shake my head how a hyper power that produces a prodigous amount of nobel laureates can elect such people!
Welcome to Angry Bear. First time commenters always go to moderation to weed out the spammers and “advertising.”
What you have witnessed is a collision between the good and the bad in ugly confrontation. In the US, people can lie in public the same as they can tell the truth. They have a right to do so. Inherently, there is a need for the rest of us to understand the topic and be able to judge the impact of what each side is saying. Mr. Kerry got the point across rather nicely in the face of pseudo – science. His opponent is a graduate of a prestigious school and holds two degrees from it. In the name of politics, he wishes to lie to get his political interests across.
His creditability and honesty will suffer as a result of it as will the institute which credentialed him.
Kentucky sends a lot of climate change deniers to Congress!
Good morning PGL:
When I was consulting in manufacturing throughput, I would run into assholes like him. They usually hung themselves out to dry with little effort on my part. In this case, we have to push back as the alternative results are too difficult to change once in place.
This moron received twice as many votes as his opponent in a district that is 90% white.
Those imbeciles are the reason for him being in Congress.
Coal is king in Kentucky so I decided to check with FRED as to how that Trump promise to create a lot more “high paying” coal jobs is doing:
Not so great after all in terms of the number of jobs. Anyone with data on their real wages?
Is ITER still building Tokamaks?
I think it’s more than “always about 35 years away.” It seems like it’s always 5 years further away than it was 10 years ago.
Unless commercial solar efficiency hits a wall soon (no good reason to think so with lab efficiencies so much higher), I’m not sure there’s any reason right now to think that isn’t ultimately where things are going, in one form or another (OPVs, concentrators, see-through layering, towers, maybe orbital). The combination of material engineering and conjunction with semiconductor technology means there’s a lot of investment in adjacent areas already.
It’s not even a top three producer yet, but the growth is geometric. People and companies don’t seem to have an issue with putting photovoltaics on top of anything that sticks out of the ground, whereas it seems to be as hard to get a wind farm off the ground today as it was to build a nuclear reactor in the 1980s.
I believe you just got an assist from PGL.
In case people have no clue what your lead is – have them read this:
Even Iter admits “we’re not there yet”.
You have to either laugh or cry. Or both.
Massie: Secretary Kerry, I want to read part of your statement back to you: “Instead of convening a kangaroo court, the president might want to talk with the educated adults he once trusted to fill his top national security positions.” It sounds like you’re questioning the credentials of the president’s advisers currently, but I don’t think we should question your credentials today. Isn’t it true you have a science degree from Yale?
Kerry: A bachelor of arts degree.
Massie: Is it a political science degree?
Kerry: Yes, political science.
Massie: So how do you get a bachelor of arts in a science [degree]?
Kerry: Well, it’s liberal arts education and degree, it’s a bachelor.
Massie: OK, so it’s not really science. So I think it’s somewhat appropriate that someone with a pseudoscience degree is here pushing pseudoscience in front of our committee today.
Kerry: Are you serious? This is really, seriously happening here?
Massie: You know what? It is serious, you’re calling the president’s Cabinet a kangaroo court, is that serious?
Kerry: I’m not calling his Cabinet a kangaroo court, I’m calling this committee he’s putting together a kangaroo committee.
Massie: Are you saying he doesn’t have educated adults there now?
Kerry: I don’t know who it has yet, because it’s secret.”
I posted this because of Kerry, a Political Science BA put a two-degreed stem AH in his place.
Massie received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT. Oh gee – my dad had to serve in WWII but became a very able electrical/mechanical engineering working with some the best from Georgia Tech. But whew – it was not the vaunted MIT. My son got his engineering degrees and is doing quite well. But I bet neither pretended they knew more about climate change than the people at MIT who take this stuff seriously.
Massie is a bought and paid for troll well compensated by the Koch Brothers.
Rolling Stone asks:
‘Is This the Dumbest Moment in Congressional History?’
It just may be!
He was trying to be a wisenheimer with the wrong person and was spanked for it publicly by Kerry. Massie did not know when to shut up and move on with the conversation. I was supposed to be a Civil Engineer or a polite engineer. I never got there and was talked out of it by a VP of Patent and Trademark Law. I went on to do other things and made a name for myself other than being called an SOB once and a while.
It was laughable and he probablt never realized how bad he looked.