Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

by Washington Free Beacon |  |  published on July 24, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State.

The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers.

“As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”

Kerry said that most of the substances banned in the Montreal Protocol have increased the use of HFCs and claimed that the coolant was thousands of times more potent than CO2. He added that the increase of HFCs has led to the trend of global climate change.

“The use of hydrofluorocarbons is unfortunately growing,” Kerry said. “Already, the HFCs use in refrigerators, air conditioners, and other items are emitting an entire gigaton of carbon dioxide-equivalent pollution into the atmosphere annually. Now, if that sounds like a lot, my friends, it’s because it is. It’s the equivalent to emissions from nearly 300 coal-fired power plants every single year.”

  • Bob V

    John Kerry is a baffoon , until he came along nobody truly knew a real MORON

  • Robert Early

    Does any thinking the entire world actually believe anything Kerry says. He is obviously insane.

  • democrat CockRoach

    “What is happening is that 17 years have elapsed since the Dupont Corporation and its crime partners got fluorine gas to be banned just as their patent on it was expiring. Their BS fluorine caused ozone hole story fooled just about everybody at the time. Now, the patent on their replacement for fluorine, hydroflourocarbons (CFCs) is expiring too, so their moronic slave Kerry is being paraded out in front of world dignitaries to argue that banning CFCs will “literally save life on the planet itself.””

  • Mark Pascucci

    This shows what “Progressives” want for us in their U.N.-administered worldwide soviet socialist government. While they each leave “carbon footprints” the size of the Grand Canyon, we “subjects” sweat and freeze while waiting in line for official U.N. lice-infested rations, all the while receiving demands for sex from the U.N. Police in order to get anything.

  • justinwachin

    In the 1990s the world phased out the old Freon used in cars and replaced it with a new chemical which was supposedly safe for the environment. It seems all the pollution control efforts have failed. According to climate change experts things are worse now than ever.

    Maybe its time to ask if these experts really know what they are talking about. Could it be that the “experts” are just making guesses? Could it be this is nothing more than a plot to make life miserable for the masses while society’s elite, like John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton, continue to live a comfortable life?

    We need to face the fact that the climate change proponents may be nothing more than con men backed by a gang of willing fools. We know that temperature stats have been altered in the past to “correct” errors which seemed to go against global warming. Those of us around in the late 1970s know that the elite were forecasting a new ice age back then.

    Could it be that past efforts to clear the air have backfired? Could it be that the cleaner the air becomes the warmer the planet will become?

  • kathleen_smith121

    Obama campaign speech in 2007 predicted he would try to control your thermostat and other “American luxuries”.

  • 1Davenportguy

    I see he is still an idiot, some things neverchange

  • Frankie Boy

    Hey Kerry ! That piece of vomit you just spewed, attests to the level of stupidity that you have attained !!! Hey ! Go kiss your ugly wife ! You’d do anything for money !!! Just like Hillarity !!!!

  • Ramon1710 .

    Greater is the threat from stupidity and ignorance in high places. But things like John Kerry are blind to their own faults.

  • Korean_Vet

    I’d Guess that he never read his History-! In the 1950s–unwary Americans were used as “Guinea-Pigs” for Secret ‘Atomic Radiation Tests under the
    Democrat Majority–which followed the Death of President Roosevelt–under
    Truman-! This distant feeling (Today) of “Exposing Americans to unknown
    Hazards”–is still shown by TSA-Run X-Rays–despite–evidence in the past–
    of “Causing Cancer–Destroying ‘Sensitive eyesight’–Destroying ‘red-blood
    Cells’–& ‘Causing Sterilizations’–without permission of these ‘Victims’ of this
    ‘Big Government’-! We cab also point out a “Obvious Disregard for Human
    Life”–of a unfeeling act of over 50 million Baby Abortions-! (Plus–“Death
    Panels” in Obama-care for Seniors & Deaths of 207,000 Veterans “Waiting for 1st Appointments for VA Hospitalizations”-! All were Goals of a “Democrat –
    Majority”–for Votes-! Under them–U.S. Govt. ‘Practiced’–“Acts of Terrorism”
    against it’s own citizens–who didn’t need any more enemies after WWII-!
    1994–“Freedom of Information Acts” Newspaper Disclosures Headline-quotes
    “Fallout Hit Entire U.S. In 1950’s Tests”–(Note “Entire” means 50 States)
    They “over-did” It-! 250 Atomic Tests in Nevada–“Polluted all States with
    Atomic Fallout Radiation”-! “Half-Life” on Atomic Fallout is over 60 years-!
    Govt. Lawyer sent “Memos” to Make “Everything ‘Top-Secret’ to reduce the
    chance of ‘Civil Lawsuits for Damages on Injuries & Deaths-! “John Wayne
    & his Camera Crew–Died of Cancers–when they filmed in a Fallout Area”-!
    (1st Paragraph in this Article) “People as far away as the East Coast may
    have been exposed to as much radiation fallout from nuclear tests in 1950s
    as residents directly downwind from the Nevada blasts, according to studies
    from a Nat’l Cancer Institute”-! ( I’d Estimate “that over 5 Million People
    have “Died from Radiation Caused Cancers in the Last 45 Years”-!) Even
    Democrat are “Exposed”–Recent News–“That Joe Biden “Lost His Son”
    this last year from Cancer-! (Guess How it got there from–the ‘East Coast’)
    “In addition, Army ‘researchers sprayed “zinc cadmium sulfide–a chemical
    now associated with Cancer’–over more than 200 cities-!” (got the Clippings)
    FEDS ARE THE “Virus” THAT GAVE US “CANCERS”-! (See my Clippings-!)
    “Democrats & Communism are a Dangerous ‘Virus’ for ‘ALL AMERICANS’-!”
    (How Many Family Members–Have You “Lost during the Last 45 Years”-!? )
    “Did They also ‘Trust Somebody–Who Lied to Them’ 40 Years Ago”-!?

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  • onefour

    I think he’s one that ‘flew over the coo coo’s nest’ I swear the man suffers from dementia. And Dan I agree with you. But also lets shut it down that the WH, the Capitol Bldg and other such building. Oh Heck just shut them down in DC and northern part of Virginia where the elites that work in DC live

  • MyRoseHasTHORNS

    I don’t have AC and barely use the heat in winter. It is WAY PAST TIME for the politically elite to GIVE UP their private planes, yachts, limos, fund raisers, speeches, conventions, huge galas and the politicos to shut their damn yaps and plant trees.

    Taking away refrigeration will KILL an enormous percentage of the population through food borne illnesses. Lack of AC or Heat will kill the old, very young and ill.

    This is ALL about the elitist and population control NOT about saving Mother Earth. Vote them all out. Imprison those guilty of treason and sedition.

    Enact TERM LIMITS and REAL Voter ID- picture or bio metric. ENSURE one person=one vote.

    This was supposed to be a government for/of and by the people. Flush the elites!

  • Worried Vet

    Kerry is an idiot. This crap about global warming is a scare tactic. Thy keep preaching gloom to bring the young voters in line. Making them scared the world will end before they get old. There is no solid proof humans are destroying the world with Co2. Wake up people we need Co2 to survive, look up plant and trees process . They told us when we were young communism was going to cause the end of the world. We were told setting off atomic weapon would cause a chain reaction and the atoms would ignite the atoms in the oxygen. There will always be scare tactics as long as we are able to think for ourselves. When these liberals add to their platform to prosecute companies who don’t agree with global warming, that should tell you the facts they spew are crap, they want to stifle free speech to keep the truth from us low born people. They think they know how to run our lives and we’re not smart enough to do it on our own. They couldn’t be more wrong. I have faith in us to know when we’re being controlled. Most of us will fight back.

    • MyRoseHasTHORNS

      EXAMINE EVERY political/scientific link. IF their dog ate their homework (aka settled science or the say the questioner is too stupid to understand the data) DE-FUND Them and DISPROVE THEM!

      Take all the government grant money OUT of science and make them release ALL the data and have it repeated to see if the result is accurate.

      • Worried Vet

        100%. Correct. The money we taxpayers lose every year because these in charge would support several small countries very well. The grants given away for crap should be an offense punishable by real jail time. To me billions of dollars every year given to countries who don’t like us, hate us or want us destroyed is disgusting. When will these idiots in charge learn they can’t buy loyalty of these countries. Grants given to study the mating habits of rats. There are many cases of government waste in grant money. We’re freaking broke don’t they get it. Stop all waste now , stop all unnecessary grants now. We should call, write and show up at our reps door and tell them no demand they stop this crap. We don’t stop anything so they keep abusing. One day it will be to late to stop. Why the people of this country don’t get we don’t have an endless supply of money I will never understand. When the country defaults then most will go it because they are the ones who will suffer because of the idiots we put in charge of the cash. What a huge mistake.

  • Snoopy

    I read somewhere that Kerry went in for a “Brain Exploratory” operation and the doctors could not find anything to operate on!!!
    Must have been true!!

  • dmttbt

    I am assuming that Kerry wants ice in his tea.He spends most of his time with his head in his a s. That’s right global warming is the big killer, or did you not hear obama when he announced that. Holly crap, we are going to die. Not from global warming or air conditioning, but from stupidity. Maybe they need Al Gore back to sell them some carbon credits. Just what is that and how did Al become the only one who could issue them. What is a carbon credit worth, Absolutely Nothing. Those three are not dangerous, the idiots who voted obama in two times. My uncle, God rest his soul, voted for him twice. The reason was because he was a democrat. Is that equal to a death sentence?

  • PC Bob

    It should now be ABUNDANTLY clear that John Kerry is OUR biggest threat! The man is truly unhinged! Has he been talking to Al Gore, AGAIN? WE have ALREADY removed the major portion of those damaging HFC’s, so WHAT is he talking about? The entire Democrat Party is FULL of Looney tunes liberals! THAT is the real threat to the entire world!

  • survivor33

    The only air that is dangerous is the HOT AIR Kerry and the other liberals put out every time they open their lying mouths.

  • Cynic from the Midwest

    On a more serious note: every time I see Kerry’s face I am reminded of the horse that sits down at the bar, and the bartender asks “Hey buddy, why the long face?”

  • Cynic from the Midwest

    OK, now I am really concerned. I made coffee this morning and went to get some cream out of the ‘fridge. The realization that the ‘fridge is right up there with ISIS as a threat to my existence made me stop in my tracks. “What if”, I thought feverishly, “what if the ‘fridge suddenly beheaded me and made my wife a sex slave, and then went on a killing rampage down at the local mall?” I mean, how could I live with myself?

    And then I saw the A/C giving me the hairy eyeball!!! I am typing this in a small dark locked room, not sure if I’ll be able to get up the nerve to face the ‘fridge at lunch time. Come on Kerry, help me! How do I cope with it all?

  • oat21

    John Kerry is nothing more then an idiot who’s been an asswipe mouthpiece for Obama. I think turning the Air Conditioners and Refrigerators off at the DNC convention is a brilliant idea.


    “Lurch” is a born idiot with congenital stupidity and you cannot fix stupid……

    • Skyhawk

      I don’t believe that he has the brains of an idiot. He is somewhere below that level.

  • rwendling70

    Demirats will say anything and do anything to advance their con of the American people. Notice he said this sh*t in Europe not in Philadelphia.
    Speaking of the Demorat con of America, go see “Hillary’s America”! What an eye opener! For any black Americans reading, please pay attention to Ida B Wells. GBA

  • Don Wright

    Please … Mr. Kerry … to show your commitment stop cooling your home, your office, stop flying everywhere wasting tax payer dollars as your “jet” puts out more pollutants than probably the total population of a state using air conditioners to keep their homes cool. You sir are and have been since your cowardly days during the Vietnam war … when you declared that American soldiers were murderers, rapists and baby killers … a “pathological” liar … just like the rest of your ilk in the “demo (n) cratic party!

    • raffaelecafagna

      Retarded Kerry : set the Example ; give up your SUV`s, Land Rover , Range Rover , Jaguars and Mercedes , personal Jet , A.F.1 and A.F.2 , turn the Lights Off , AC , Refrigerator , TV , etc . etc .
      Walk , use a Moped , a Burro, Donkey , Horse ; you do this First and WE will Follow your Example .

  • Marvin Zeichner

    Kerry, what an asshole!

  • cmi

    What is more dangerous than anything else is,…….idiots like John Kerry in positions of power!!! Come to think about it,…….the whole damn democratic party is dangerous with their way of thinking!!!! Vote TRUMP 2016!!!!!!

  • earlwatters

    kerry is so full of crap a coward in vietnam a three purple heart man with out going to the hospital and no stitches every one i was with who got a purple heart in vietnam went to the hospital and some are still having problems from there wounds this ass hole walks around thinking he is a dam hero

    • billyjshafer

      Easy to get a purple heart. When you put yourself up for one. Notice how he pulled the three hearts and your out trick. High school buddy of mine has five. Did three tours in nam.

  • DocJimmy

    Kerry has graduated from being somewhat dopey to a full blown buffoon.

  • whoisshe?

    Is this what Kerry said to the Saudi’s – they have thousands of tents with AC we stopped using Freon in our refrigerators home and auto ac – give me a break-

  • Byron Claghorn

    More “Bait & Switch” Lies from the Progressives now that honest Scientists have definitely proven that atmospheric concentrations of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a Trace Gas primarily produced Naturally and Man-Made Fossil Fuel emissions are an Extremely Trace Greenhouse Gas that does NOT Cause Significant Warming — Undermining the basic foundational principal of the Global Warming & Man-Made Climate Change hypothesis at the top of our Troposphere — They now are reverting to their “old saw” blaming hydrofluorocarbons in our Stratosphere (above where the Greenhouse Effect takes place).
    Since our Sun and its Solar Cycles of variable energy are responsible for evaporation of our ocean waters as the primary Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) Water (95%) which overwhelming the most active in influence as well as quantity and CO2 (Natural 0.038% & Man-Made 0.002%) and these and the other trace GHGs including Ozone (O3) only serve to keep our planet habitable.

    Current Satellite Temperature measurements (the most accurate & worldwide) DO NOT SHOW ANY significant warming — All variation is within normal natural variation. Likewise, there has been no Global Warming since the last peak temperature in 1998 of this Modern Grand Solar Maximum (1850 to Present) which since 2010 has begun its inevitable decline toward our next Modern Solar Minimum (i.e., Global Cooling Period) just as Solar Maximums and Minimums have done for the last 4.5 Billion years of our Earth’s existence!

    The Progressives, like Hillary, are still lying to you about even basic Science!

    See what honest and real climate scientist have to say about Man-Made Climate Change and these alarmist unfounded claims:

    or place this URL-address in your web-browser:

  • Bo

    What a nutcase. The Earth’s power, as created by God Almighty, will wipe clean emissions created by 3,000 coal-fired electric stations in a heartbeat. CO2 is what plants use to make O2. Kerry and his fellow progressives are selling soap to dupes. It is simply a ploy to control humanity, rather than free them.

  • don76550

    This raving, lying liberal is delusional and psychotic.

  • Mr. Kerry, are you going to give yours up first, as an example of course? LOL, I doubt it.

  • generalJed

    Refrigerators are dangerous-If they are used as mortar shells or dropped on you by ISIS (President and his sissy circle says ISIL so as not to hurt their feelings)! ISIS can be creative. Just ask the Tsarnaev brothers and their pressure cookers (who knew!).

  • Rob Waddell

    Have James Taylor sing steam roller, with the air off at the DNC convention!

  • Rob Waddell

    If Obama held a press conference and told the American people, that they should eat dog shit to help the environment, 50% of Americans would have dog shit breathe!

  • Rob Waddell

    I have to say, John Kerry is the most ridiculous idiot I’ve ever seen!

  • Walter H WILSON3rd

    From my vantage point, for the past 8 years Americans have been cowering in Obama’s shadow. There is no doubt, across America you will see air conditioners and refrigerators at the curb to be hauled away!!!!!!! The question to answer is, how can we make it easier for these gods to complete the transformation of what once was the land of the free#!!!!!!

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