Forget about the threat from Islamic terrorists or ISIS. The real threat is in your home, according to Secretary of State John Kerry, who, by the way, served in Vietnam. Kerry made the outrageous claim while in Vienna on Friday, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
“As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” he 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.”
“The use of hydrofluorocarbons is unfortunately growing,” he added. “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.”
The Free Beacon added:
Members of the Montreal Protocol have met their obligations and have aided in the shrinking of the hole in the ozone, as well as created jobs and improved the quality of life, Kerry said.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy was also present at the negotiations and is serving as the lead negotiator for the United States. McCarthy has said that her goal is to enact the HFC agreement by the end of the year.
New EPA rules along with the global deal would band HFCs in the United States and push for alternative chemicals for use in appliances. The negotiations are part of President Obama’s climate agenda to combat global climate change.
No wonder the Obama regime is so soft on terrorism — they’re more scared of refrigerators than jihadists…