Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed French foreign minister Laurent Fabius to the State Department in Washington on Tuesday to discuss a range of issues, from Iran to Syria to climate change. Or, in the words of the foreign minister, “climate chaos.” Kerry and Fabius made a joint appearance before their meeting, and the foreign minister warned that only 500 days remained to avoid “climate chaos”[emphasis added]:
SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. Do you want to say anything? He speaks perfect English. Do you want to say anything?
FOREIGN MINISTER FABIUS: Well, I’m very happy to be with John. There is no week without a phone call or a visit between John and myself, and we have on the agenda many items, many issues – Iran, because negotiations are resuming today; the question of Syria, and we shall meet next Thursday in London together; Ukraine as well; and very important issues, issue of climate change, climate chaos. And we have – as I said, we have 500 days to avoid climate chaos. And I know that President Obama and John Kerry himself are committed on this subject and I’m sure that with them, with a lot of other friends, we shall be able to reach success on this very important matter.
In 565 days France will host a conference on climate change. Guess they better call that off, the world would of descended into ‘chaos’ by then.
A paper published in Climate Dynamics finds the climate may be highly sensitive to tiny 0.1% changes in solar activity over solar cycles, producing temperature variations of as much as 0.5 to 1.0°C at the Antarctic “Vostok” station nearest the South Pole. By way of comparison, the globe has warmed only 0.7C over the past 164 years.
Wait! The sun is actually causing some of the change in our climate? Get outta here….