Washington insider and American multimillionaire John Kerry wants the entire nation to be concerned about the climate – at least, concerned enough to vote Democrats into power and provide cover for an extensive takeovers of our economy and rights.
Activist Greta Thunberg is of a different cut. She's a true believer in climate eschatology. In her mind, the world is coming to a fiery end unless we practically end civilization itself to save Mother Gaia from the coming apocalypse.
That's why it was particularly funny to see Greta make fun of Kerry's recent claim that 50% of all greenhouse gas reductions will come from "technologies that we don't yet have":
You know your argument is bad when a doomsday prophet like Greta is dunking on you!
Here was Kerry's quote this week from an interview with the BBC:
"You don't have to give up a quality of life to achieve some of the things that we know we have to achieve. That's the brilliance of some of the things that we know how to do. I am told by scientists that 50% of the reductions we have to make to get to net zero are going to come from technologies that we don't yet have. That's just a reality."
What Kerry is trying to do is appease two different camps: the climate alarmists like Greta and AOC on one hand and normal people who like refrigeration, burgers, and modern technology on the other.
In another part of the interview, Kerry said it's "not necessarily" the case that Americans would have to eat less meat because of how technology might advance to cut the environmental consequences of those... er, "flatulent" cows.
This pie-in-the-sky, "technology-will-solve-everything" thinking is a comfortable place for a politician looking to speak to drastically different worldviews at the same time.
Unfortunately, it falls ridiculously flat to climate alarmists like Greta. I mean, if you believe we're all going to die in 10 years if we don't drastically change human life worldwide, you might as well conjure up some wizards, superheroes, and England's greatest detective to figure out what new "technology" we'll need to address the problem, and preferably yesterday (Doctor Strange's Time Stone and Hermione Granger's Time-Turner may help immensely!).
It also falls flat to the non-woke, who laugh at Kerry's suggestion that we find solutions to a problem most of us don't believe is worthy of destroying all our liberty, society, and joy.
Even if you do believe climate change is an issue that warrants massive, urgent investment, Kerry and his pals apparently want to create such technology by strangling the market and appointing bloated government bureaucracy to spark creativity and genius.
Good luck with that one!
In the meantime, Greta and the woke will continue dunking on climate hustlers like Kerry and grow even more powerful in the process.