Thursday, March 26, 2015

Let's Go With the Good News First

I've got good news and bad news regarding John Kerry.

Let's go with the good news first: Kerry is not our nation's chief science advisor:

Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s recent remarks on climate change at the Atlantic Council were so scientifically illiterate that I find it difficult to believe that he managed to barely get a D in geology at Yale University. As a US citizen and geoscientist, I feel it is my patriotic and professional duty to provide Secretary Kerry with a few complimentary science lessons.

The bad news is that he is our nation's chief diplomat.

But in Kerry's defense, making predictions about the future is hard whatever the field is.