Meanwhile, with nary a peep, Iran’s crude-oil exports rose to 1.32 million barrels from December’s high of 1.06 million barrels, the Washington Free Beacon reports.
That Iran is the same country that wants to build atomic weapons; the same country that wants to wipe Israel off the map; the same country that has promised the destruction of the United States. Still, we’re told by Mr. Obama’s top diplomat that Iran is simply not as dangerous as carbon emissions.
“It’s not an exaggeration to say that your entire way of life here [in Indonesia] is at risk,” Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Sunday.
“In a sense, climate change can now be considered the world’s largest weapon of mass destruction,” he added without a hint of irony. “Perhaps even, the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”
“Secretary Kerry is right: The global community needs to come together to combat climate change,” said Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, director of the International Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “And the United States must take a leadership role. Most immediately, that means moving forward expeditiously with limits on carbon pollution from America’s power plants. And it means saying no to the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.”
Meanwhile, the administration isn’t concerned about Iran’s “carbon footprint.”
“Under the Joint Plan of Action, the United States will ‘pause efforts to further reduce Iran’s crude oil sales, enabling Iran’s current customers to purchase their current average amounts of crude oil,’” White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden told the Free Beacon.