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I Expect This Kind Of Logic From My 4-Year-Old, But From A Senator? Not So Much.

In Sen. John Kerry's confirmation hearing for secretary of state, another senator, John Barrasso, used the logic that my 4-year-old uses when he justifies doing something bad. He suggested that we can't put any rules in place to help prevent climate change because China isn't doing anything, which gives them an advantage, somehow, I guess? Kerry, instead of sending him to his room without dessert, calmly explained why that's a horrible idea.

At 1:00, Kerry explains the basics of investing in the future for fun and profit.


At 2:35, he talks about how profitable clean energy can be.

At 3:00, he talks about why America is currently losing.

At 3:30, he busts out some epic and horrifying facts.

And at 4:16, he tells the Senator why partisanship on this issue is insane.

via UNSW

This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


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