Long known for engendering outrage due to what many perceive as his own personal hypocrisy on the subject, Biden climate czar John Kerry courted intense criticism in recent days due to a speech in which he angrily castigates humans for not taking stronger action to halt changing conditions, as Fox News reports.
The controversial remarks came as part of remarks Kerry delivered at an event in Scotland, footage of which made its way onto X (formerly known as Twitter).
Video clips of Kerry's statements have garnered well over a million views since Friday and posted reactions have been largely negative.
Platform users took particular issue with suggestions from “tyrant” and “con-artist” Kerry that anyone who dared question his climate agenda were putting the very survival of the planet in immediate jeopardy.
Kerry alleged that those who remain unconvinced of the apocalyptic nature of climatological shifts were akin to “cult” members.
The refusal of such individuals to acknowledge what he called “indisputable evidence” of man's supposedly devastating impact on the climate is, Kerry said, an act of lashing out “at the truth tellers” and something that deserves everyone's scorn.
Kerry further said of his opponents, “Without facts or economics on their side, they flatly deny what is happening to our planet and what we must do to save it.”
“They incite a movement against what they falsely label 'climate change fanaticism,' as they conveniently forget that the dictionary definition of a cult is the dismissal of facts in devotion to a lie,” he railed.
Emphatically slamming a hand on the podium before him, Kerry declared, “So now, humanity is inexorably threatened by humanity itself, but those seducing people into buying into a completely fictitious, alternative reality, where we don't need to act, and we don't even need to care.”
Kerry's smug, over-the-top presentation swiftly elicited all sorts of unflattering commentary online, with Sean Davis of The Federalist opining, “It's not often that the tyrants tell you so clearly your mere existence is a threat to them.”
Scottish commentator Neil Oliver added his own twist on Kerry's proclamation, suggesting, “Inexorably threatened by an obscenely wealthy and power-obsessed handful of humanity, yes.”
The prominent Trump-boosting X account known as “Catturd” put things rather more plainly, posting simply, “Cry more con-artist. Boo hoo.”