John Kerry's New 'World War Zero' Climate Coalition Likely to Achieve Just Zero

NewsBusters | 12/3/2019 | Staff
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If the left’s ongoing conniptions on climate change haven’t proven hysterical enough, former Secretary of State John Kerry (D) decided to launch a bipartisan “World War Zero” coalition on climate change.

Some of the big names headlining “World War Zero” are former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former moderate Republican governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Kasich, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Sting and Ashton Kutcher. The group’s goal is to unite “unlikely allies with one common mission: making the world respond to the climate crisis the same way we mobilized to win World War II," [emphasis added] according to the group’s website. It also purportedly hopes to “achieve net-zero carbon emissions,” with the dubious promise of creating “millions of new jobs in the process.”

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The Heritage Foundation critiqued the Green New Deal’s similar ambitions in March, stating, “the number of jobs destroyed would far outweigh any subsidized jobs created [by the scheme].” And John Kerry himself stated at the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) that “If all the industrial nations went down to zero emissions – remember what I just said, all the industrial emissions went down to zero emissions – it wouldn’t be enough, not when more than 65 percent of the world’s carbon pollution comes from the developing world” [emphasis added]. Liberal billionaire Bill Gates also admitted that divesting completely from fossil fuels would have “zero” impact on the climate.

The New York Times, in a puffy piece headlined “John Kerry Launches Star-Studded Climate Coalition,” summarized part of the group’s strategy Nov. 30:

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“With a starting budget of $500,000, Mr. Kerry said, he and other coalition members intend to hold...
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