Friday, May 22, 2015
By the Company It Keeps
Anyone who doubts that confronting climate change is a national security issue should have sat in the meetings I just had in Asia, where it was a primary topic of discussion with every one of my interlocutors, alongside other security issues like [North Korea] and violent extremism...And that’s true around the world. So now it's time to put aside discredited scientific arguments and partisan politics and to focus on the facts — not just for our health and the health of our children but for our planet's security as well.
-John Kerry, May 20, 2015.
Directions: Clean and trim one Idea. Mix well with American Government, then baste heavily in corporate marketing support for at least ten years. Sprinkle generously with American Secretaries of State, Yale University, and references to national security. Lightly season with recurrent news media attention, streamlined grant approval processes, coordinated Hollywood cinematic focus, and exorbitantly expensive international symposia. Add chopped military contracts at a 1:3 ratio. Bake in a conventional wisdom for 58 minutes or until urgent. Top off with a large scoop of John Kerry and serve.