On Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry raised eyebrows in Vienna when he claimed that air conditioners and refrigerators pose an “equal” threat as that posed by ISIS.
Ripping the out-of-touch, gaffe-prone Democrat, critics created a hilarious online petition asking the State Department to ban all air conditioning units…since they pose such an imminent threat to “life on earth,” according to Kerry.
The Change.org petition posted over the weekend, appropriately titled “Remove air conditioning from all US State Department property,” has over 1,600 signatures, quickly closing the gap to its 2,500 signature goal.
The meme below is featured on the petition page:
The petition text reads as follows:
WHEREAS, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has suggested that air conditioners are as big a threat as ISIS, and
WHEREAS, it is the duty of our elected and appointed government officials to lead by example,
THEREFORE, we call upon the U.S. Department of State to remove air conditioning from all property that the Department owns, rents, or otherwise employs, including but not limited to embassies, consulates, office buildings, etc., all vehicles owned and/or operated by the Department, and any other property, real or movable, owned, rented, or otherwise employed by the Department.
Mr. Kerry noted that air conditioners are an “equal” threat to Islamic terrorism, or jihad, while amending the Montreal Protocol in order to decrease hydrofluorocarbons, chemicals found in greenhouse gases which supposedly contribute to man-made global warming.
“As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” stated Kerry. “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,” the secretary of state continued. “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.”
Of course, the State Department will not adhere to the call to nix all AC units. Nor will they rid the Democratic National Convention this week in Philadelphia of AC either. Democrats are notoriously hypocritical, but when it comes to climate change, or global warming, or whatever the heck the left calls it these days, their hypocrisy shines brightest.
Click here to troll John Kerry and sign the petition.