The Washington Examiner reported that the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stated at in Vienna, Austria, to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol, that air conditioning is just as dangerous as ISIS.
Yep Kerry went there. He actually said that hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers– are just as bad as the genocidal Islamic terrorist group, ISIS.
“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.”
Not only is his analogy absurd but his argument about coolant being “thousands of times more potent than CO2” causing global climate change is just as bogus. The false claims about climate change have already been proven, but Kerry goes on to say that
“The use of hydrofluorocarbons is unfortunately growing. 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.”
But comparing air conditioners to ISIS is a new low if there is one for Kerry.
These aren’t chopping people’s heads off: