Senators Answer Kerry's 'What's the Worst that Can Happen?' Climate Question

By Craig Bannister | May 20, 2014 | 4:57pm EDT

What's the worst thing that could happen if he and his colleagues are wrong about man-made climate doom, Secretary of State John Kerry asked Boston College graduates Monday:

"If we make the necessary efforts to address this challenge - and supposing I'm wrong or scientists are wrong, 97 percent of them all wrong - supposing they are, what's the worst that can happen?"

So, I asked a couple of senators what, indeed, IS the worst thing that could happen if Kerry's climate clan carry out their agenda - and turn out to be wrong. Apparently, the "worst" if pretty bad: a devastated economy, lost jobs, and Americans being unable to heat and cool their homes.

Here's how two senators answered Kerry's question:

Sen. Inhofe (R-Okla.): "The worst that will happen as a result of the Obama Administrations' man-made climate change agenda is a stalled economy, an unreliable and unaffordable electricity grid, and the loss of millions of American job opportunities. We are on this path. Furthermore, while the United States is attempting to outlaw the use of some of our cheapest domestic energy resources for the sake of so-called climate change, Europe has been eager to purchase it.

"I urge Sec. Kerry to reassess his priorities and focus on the worst that really could happen to the world in the next few years with a soon-to-be nuclear armed Iran, an unpredictable North Korea, an increasingly aggressive Russia, and a growing presence of terrorism in Africa."

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.):

Here's a quote from Sen. David Vitter, Ranking Republican on the Senate EPW Committee:

"Devastate our economy, make American manufacturing evaporate, and make heating or cooling your home unaffordable for many Americans.  Just look at Spain, France, Italy and the U.K.'s economies after they implemented job-killing 'cap and tax' style policies."

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