I think that the only reason Obama went from Hillary as Secretary of State to John Kerry as SecState was to make Hillary look good by comparison. The guy is an utter clueless ninny.
From the Washington Examiner:
Kerry: Refrigerator chemicals are just as bad as ISIS
Air conditioners and refrigerators pose as big a threat to "life on the planet" as the threat of terrorism, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.
Kerry was in Vienna negotiating a global climate deal to phase out chemicals used as refrigerants in basic household and commercial appliances such as air conditioning and refrigerators, called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. The chemicals are a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions that many scientists blame for contributing to global warming.
Kerry made the remarks as part of a pep talk for negotiators working through the weekend to amend a 1987 treaty called the Montreal Protocol to deal with the chemicals.
Hey moron - HFCs have absolutely nothing to do with Global Warming. The concern with Freon was that it was reacting with sunlight in the upper atmosphere and bonding with the oxygen. This depleted the layer of Ozone gas that shields us from the sun's short-wave ultra violet light (it is the long-wave UV light that tans us). We switched over to the hydrofluorocarbons and, 20 years later, the Ozone hole is going away. End of story.
What makes Kerry's deranged ramblings even more of a joke is that Freon is not a hydrofluorocarbon. It also contains Chlorine and is called either a chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) or, alternately, a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC). There is a big difference chemically between a hydrofluorocarbon and a hydrochlorofluorocarbon.
Seriously, the guy is dumb as a box of rocks.