John Kerry reaches new highs of beclowning himself with temperature

I’m pretty sure he’ll blame his blathering on the heat. You have to wonder if privately, many leading climate alarmists are saying quietly “shut up John you are blowing our argument“.

(CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience in Mexico on Wednesday that temperatures in Europe and in Vietnam were “unprecedented” and broke “every record that’s ever been seen.” However, although it was hot that day, he was off the mark. 

Speaking at an environmentally-friendly technology event in Mexico City, Kerry said he had just caught a CNN weather report in his hotel and “saw the temperatures around the world right now.”

“Thirty-four degrees centigrade [Celsius] in Vietnam today, in May. Twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-two, thirty-three in places all around Europe,” he said. “Unprecedented. Breaks every record that’s ever been seen.”

“What we are seeing around the world is what scientists have predicted,” Kerry continued. “They’re not telling us that we may see global climate change. We are seeing it, and we’re seeing the impacts now.”

Wednesday was a hot day in Vietnam, with temperatures rising at their highest to 36 degrees celsius (96.8°F) at Tan Son Nhut international airport in Ho Chi Minh City. But according to Vietnam’s foreign ministry, the highest temperature recorded in May is 39°C (102.2°F) in Ho Chi Minh City, and 42°C (107.6°F) in Hanoi. The Hanoi record was registered in 1926.

The hottest places in Europe in the heat of the day on Wednesday, according to weatheronline.co.uk included parts of Russia, Germany, central Italy and southern Turkey, all in the 29-32°C (84-89°F) range.

The highest temperature ever recorded in European Russia was 44°C (111.2°F) in 2010; in Germany was 40.2°C (104.4°F) in 1983 and 2003; in Italy was 48.5°C (119.3°F) in 1999; and in Turkey was 48.8°C (119.8°F) in 1993.

Read more here: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/kerry-says-wrongly-some-temperatures-week-broke-every-record-s-ever

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He goes on to cite the usual talking points, er tipping points. Meanwhile, real problems in the world exist and are getting worse. When one of those blows up while he’s off someplace preaching about non-existent all-time record highs, he’ll likely go down as the most incompetent Secretary of State ever.

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114 thoughts on “John Kerry reaches new highs of beclowning himself with temperature

  1. Blurring the line between gross incompetence and blatant dishonesty, is what politicians do best. Kerry is merely doing his best – please give him a break.

  2. And to think in 2004, while running for the presidency, Kerry sounded like an educated, intelligent man. Somewhere between then and 2012, he must have had a brain transplant. I wonder where Dr. Frankestein found the brain that he put in the head of this new climate change monster?

  3. Well in my bit of Europe, south west France, this year’s spring has been soggy and darned cold. We’re actualy thinking of lighting a fire this evening it’s so cold. Yeah, I know, that’s weather. I reckon that climate is nothing more than the sum of weather. Some weather we’re having this year . . .

  4. he’ll likely go down as the most incompetent Secretary of State ever………
    ….it’s a tie

  5. Can’t help but notice that the dates for all most of those European highs is within the last 17 years, – but for which further global temperature increase has not occurred. Kerry, like Obama’s “I’m not stupid enough to compare buying healthcare to buying something on Amazon.com” two days after doing just that, frequently says stuff that reveals that one of two things must be true: that either the speaker is an idiot or that the speaker regards his audience as an idiot collective. In Kerry’s case, both.

  6. Real problems may exist in the world., but what has he or the previous SOS done about any of them? Oh, yea, Ambassador Stevens. That’s one.

  7. When your programs to find peace in the middle east, peace in the Ukraine, stop Iran from the bomb, etc., all fail, you turn to talking about the weather or in this case, climate change. John Kerry was basically a politician in Viet Nam when he was very young, and he has always been just a politician. Perhaps he was successful as a politician (small words) but a statesman, never.

  8. “What we are seeing around the world is what scientists have predicted,” Kerry continued. “They’re not telling us that we may see global climate change. We are seeing it, and we’re seeing the impacts now.”

    He’s not making a clown of himself , he’s lying. This is the new strategy from the White House. We see it being played out in a state by state propaganda effort, national climate assessment etc.

    They’ve realised exaggerating about the future is not working, new approach is lie about the present.

  9. Kerry serves an agenda. He will not go down, in fact they are preparing the big cull. Watch out.

  10. Standard practice in the media world: Panic headlines/statements get published; retractions get buried and ignored.

    As long as they keep up the mantra, their followers will keep repeating lies as gospel.

  11. Show us the hidden meter or stamp machine behind the curtain that tallies party donations per ridiculous statement and speech, as in Steyer stamps. Kerry is running up the meter for sure.

  12. Kerry actually believes that what he has been told about temperatures around the world rising is a proven fact. So quite naturally he accepts that every day the temperatures he sees on CNN are high and unprecedented. God help US foreign policy !

  13. Greg,

    They’ve realised exaggerating about the future is not working, new approach is lie about the present.

    You’re correct. That’s precisely what the game plan is now. Skeptics, just try to convince the public that this severe thunderstorm isn’t unprecedented, or that this hot day isn’t unusual. The voting public doesn’t think that way. AGW is here, try to convince people it isn’t, while the politicians and media pummel you with the idea.
    It’s audacious. I’m not sure it’s going to get very far, but this Administration seems to be staggering on its last legs anyway.

  14. Well, I am in Madrid, which counts as Europe, and yesterday it SNOWED in the mountains to the north, barely 50km from my home and just 1600m above the altitude of the city. This would not be common in March, and is definitely very odd for a 22nd of May.

  15. “What we are seeing around the world is what scientists have predicted,”

    No. What “scientists predicted” was a continued increase over the last 17 years that has not happened.

    France is way cooler than it was in 2003. That kind of heat is distant memory now.

    May, 5 to 10 years back was scorching, full-on summer. I have logs of my solar water heater output to witness it. This year it’s mediocre and has been raining for most of the last week.

    If Kerry wants to pretend weather is climate, I can inform him that today is overcast and 19C in the south of France. “Unprecedented” !!

  16. All this entire administration does is bloviate. They can’t solve real problems because they are too busy creating real problems. So they yap about nonexistent problems.

  17. Anyone think that these are the types of comments that should be coming from the DoE or some top government scientist? Kerry is having issues with the topics normally covered by State, is that why he’s branching out?

  18. Its a lot easier to complain about climate change than address real problems…….After all, he is actually doing something about nothing as opposed to doing nothing about something.

  19. Tom O says:
    May 23, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I don’t think he has ever sounded educated or intelligent, although he did grow up speaking French.

    He has always been two-faced.

  20. The hottest places in Europe in the heat of the day on Wednesday, according to weatheronline.co.uk included parts of Russia, Germany, central Italy and southern Turkey, all in the 29-32°C (84-89°F) range.

    The highest temperature ever recorded in European Russia was 44°C (111.2°F) in 2010; in Germany was 40.2°C (104.4°F) in 1983 and 2003; in Italy was 48.5°C (119.3°F) in 1999; and in Turkey was 48.8°C (119.8°F) in 1993.

    ===

    That’s not one or two degrees that depends upon how you pick your cherries. Damn it that a full 10-15 deg C.

    Global cooling here and it’s happening now !

  21. “They’re not telling us that we may see global climate change. We are seeing it, and we’re seeing the impacts now.”

    So now that summer is here weather is climate again.

  22. And to think in 2004, while running for the presidency, Kerry sounded like an educated, intelligent man.

    You must have confused him with Jim Carey.

  23. Tommorow he’ll remind us how he kicked Putin’s ass right out of Crimea, closed Gitmo and successfully negotiated a peace treaty between Israel and their prisoners in the occupied territories.

    What a guy.

  24. I am relishing the thought that Kerry is suffering the classic symptoms of ketchup poisoning.

  25. and successfully negotiated a peace treaty between Israel and their prisoners in the occupied territories.

    And he’ll get the Arabs to apologize for wanting to drive the Jews into the sea. In ’48 and all subsequent years. Just for balance.

  26. John Kerry can “see” climate change the same way Debbie Stabenow could “feel it when I’m flying”. No doubt, Believers can also “smell” and “hear” climate change, and some even sense it intuitively, via ESP.
    Woe betide we unfortunates who demand actual evidence and facts in the face of sheer emotionalism.

  27. Tom O at 8:11 am
    And to think in 2004, while running for the presidency, Kerry sounded like an educated, intelligent man.

    Well, there are a couple possible explanations for this.
    First, he might have “sounded like an educated intelligent man” to you then. Since then you have gained more wisdom than has he.
    Second, Kerry now having achieved his pinnacle of political power no longer needs to sound like an educated intelligent man, but can be his true self.

    In either case, upon exit from office, he is destined to leave the world and this country in a worse place than it was when he entered.

    It strike me that we could use a constitutional amendment. The Senate currently has the advise and consent duty to confirm those appointed to executive and judicial offices. The amendment should be to make that confirmation probationary, subject to a second vote of unreserved confirmation after 12 months. 9 times out of 10 it will be an near automatic vote to reconfirm. On that 1 time out of 10, it will be our insurance policy protecting us from The Peter Principle.

  28. Wayne Delbeke says:
    May 23, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Has John Kerry been to Manchuria recently …(if too obtuse for the youngsters – search Frank Sinatra, 1962)
    ———————————————————————————————————————————–
    John Kerry is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.

  29. Well, at least now he has left Israel alone.
    The “fixing” this guy does are so catastrofic it is better he went harrasing some climate “worriors” elsewhere.

  30. Dear Secretary Kerry,
    Thank you for your valiant leadership in Vietnam, your principled defense of our country’s actions in that conflict, your decades of keeping the Jr. Senator’s seat from Massachusetts warm, your bungled and hilariously failed Presidential campaign (during a time when we really needed a laugh), your managing to make Joe Biden look smart (no mean feat), and now, finally, your clarion call for the world to rise up and take carbonaction in the name of fighting to preserve our very existence! I for one am very impressed. Keep it up sir. Let no one dissuade you!

  31. C’mon folks, you all should know by now this administration gets all of their info from the news. Pick you topic or scandal and they have already told us they were unaware until they watched the news. Fact not sarc!

  32. Jim Sweet says:

    Somebody please fetch John his magic hat..

    Shhhh…even his best friends don’t know about it…just ask him

    And who is he, really?

    A close associate hints: There’s a secret compartment in Kerry’s briefcase. He carries the black attaché everywhere. Asked about it on several occasions, Kerry brushed it aside. Finally, trapped in an interview, he exhaled and clicked open his case.

    “Who told you?” he demanded as he reached inside. “My friends don’t know about this.”

    The hat was a little mildewy. The green camouflage was fading, the seams fraying.

    “My good luck hat,” Kerry said, happy to see it. “Given to me by a CIA guy as we went in for a special mission in Cambodia.”

    Kerry put on the hat, pulling the brim over his forehead. His blue button-down shirt and tie clashed with the camouflage. He pointed his finger and raised his thumb, creating an imaginary gun. He looked silly, yet suddenly his campaign message was clear: Citizen-soldier. Linking patriotism to public service. It wasn’t complex after all; it was Kerry.

    He smiled and aimed his finger: “Pow.”

  33. Rud Istvan says:
    May 23, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Kerry is not smart enough to know how dumb he sounds.
    ________________
    Yes, but it’s Bush’s fault.

  34. Politicians want to be politicians and to become one they must promise something. All the old reasons are time wearied. Preventing Climate change is the new promise (lie). If only people would see that.

    Politics will destroy our civilisation, not climate change (if it ever existed).

  35. John F’n Kerry coming up fast as Climate Duplicitist of the year, just behind his boss Baruq.

    — Bad News

  36. Go ahead, make my day, cross them red lines if you dare and see what happens. OK, that didn’t work out too good, so guess I’ll go check out the latest temps on CNN.

  37. Tom O says:
    May 23, 2014 at 8:11 am
    And to think in 2004, while running for the presidency, Kerry sounded like an educated, intelligent man. Somewhere between then and 2012, he must have a had brain transplant. I wonder where Dr. Frankestein found the brain that he put in the head of this new climate change monster?

    “Hmmm, this one looks good: Abby Normal”.

  38. This guy is a Sterling (so to speak) example of how gravitas can substitute for intellectual acuity. I can’t believe that so few people pick this up. It amazes me how few people who ostensibly share his views have pick up on just what a light-weight he actually is.

    I think Churchill had an observation apropos, but I cannot remember it.

    Nuts.

  39. I predict the Republicans will win control of the Senate this year and the White House in 2016. Once the Republicans control both congressional houses and the White House the warmists will look at the climate change budget and say, “it’s worse than we thought”.

  40. I just love the brow-scrunched drama-face look that Kerry apes during his delivery. Fatherly, gently tut-tutting, with the essence of deep concern and just a smattering of angst. With an on-off switch.

  41. He must have been staying in the ‘pristine’ part of Mexico City, otherwise, he might have taken note of the pollution, trash, failing electrical and contaminated water that is being ignored in exchange for their religion.
    Definitely, he was trying to deflect from his other failures and attach all efforts on the one thing that cannot be measured nor accounted for.

  42. Why would a Secretary of State travel around the world parroting something he knows nothing about and proves it each time he opens his mouth and isn’t part of a Sec of State’s job to begin with?
    Kerry is on the forefront of conditioning others which is needed so President Obama can continue his Carbon Control Oppression as part of his war on American prosperity, energy and cutting our nation down as many notches as possible. American leftists are just a slight degree away from being totalitarians. Repeat lies often so that eventually many think the lies are truths and are so conditioned or worn out that they give up => every totalitarian’s dream come true.

  43. John Kerry has not been on the right side of an issue in many decades. He married his colleague’s wife and did well with that, and he worked the Mass. political machine well, but as far as helping america, understanding the truth of an issue or picking the right side of an issue, he is a nincompoop.

  44. Ralph Kramden says:
    May 23, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Odds are good for the Senate this year, but you’re more optimistic than I about 2016. Depends on the GOP candidate. My first choice isn’t interested in running, although has indicated she might be available as a Veep nominee.

    http://www.governor.state.nm.us/

    Sen. Rubio might be a good Veep choice for her.

    Failing Gov. Martinez, maybe Dr. Carson. Hope I’m wrong, am afraid that none of the politicians who presently appear to be running stands much chance, although of course Nov 2016 is a long time away.

  45. Give the guy a break. While some people quickly and effortlessly achieve their level of incompetence John Kerry has hung in there, tirelessly working towards that goal. True, while he was genuinely promoted to his level of incompetence many many years ago (and probably before that), give him some credit for not just resting on his laurels, but doggedly walking the walk (where did I hear that before?) till his level of incompetence has actually grown to achieve epic, worldwide status. Can us lesser beings claim such a level of accomplishment? Can we?

  46. John Kerry, demonstrating yet again he isn’t the swiftest boat in the water…….

  47. TomE says:
    May 23, 2014 at 8:31 am

    When your programs to find peace in the middle east, peace in the Ukraine, stop Iran from the bomb, etc., all fail, you turn to talking about the weather or in this case, climate change. John Kerry was basically a politician in Viet Nam when he was very young, and he has always been just a politician. Perhaps he was successful as a politician (small words) but a statesman, never.

    Kerry used his 92 days in Vietnam to IMMEDIATELY begin working for the Massacusetts’ political offices, then leveraged that into a political office. he has ALWAYS ran “on Vietnam” and will never give up his 92 days in-country. Those 3 months, that exaggerated record “in-country”, are his entire life, and foundation for ALL of his entire political power.

  48. Mike Bromley the Kurd
    May 23, 2014 at 11:01 am
    says:
    ‘I just love the brow-scrunched drama-face look that Kerry apes during his delivery.’

    Botox.

  49. Kerry’s job is to lie for the cause. He’s very bad at it. But for some reason he, like President Obama, thinks he’s doing a terrific job of it.

  50. Tom O says: May 23, 2014 at 8:11 am
    …………. Somewhere between then and 2012, he (Kerry) must have a had brain transplant. I wonder where Dr. Frankestein found the brain that he put in the head of this new climate change monster?
    ******************
    It is well known that it was donated by Abby Normal.

    Regards,
    Steamboat Jack (Jon Jewett’s evil twin)

  51. Bertram Felden says:

    May 23, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Me too. The central heating has been on for the past few days and the winter blankets are still on the bed. a Few years back we actually lit the fourneau in july. The last 5 years in sw france have been 180° different to the previous 12 years.

  52. Scott says:
    May 23, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Its a lot easier to complain about climate change than address real problems…….After all, he is actually doing something about nothing as opposed to doing nothing about something.

    Too true. First Kerry is busy not responding to subpoenas concerning the Benghazi consulate attack, coordinating the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign against Boko Haram, and claiming Israel could become an apartheid state (if they don’t adopt his plan soon). What little time he as left is devoted to getting a new hair makeover to emphasise just how serious he is about Russia not withdrawing from Crimea, er Odessa, er Eastern Ukraine, er Moldova (you see, it worked!).

    Secretary Kerry also appears not to have time to address Sudan’s plan to execute the pregnant wife of US Citizen because she will not convert to Islam. He seems satisfied Sudan has granted a stay of execution until the birth.

  53. It is definitly unusually hot here in the Stockholm area, but a record, no.

    Hottest temperatur recorded Sweden in May was in 1892 Kristianstad 32,5 degree C, it has not been above 30 degree C anywhere in Sweden this May, so Kerry is wrong again…

    Today we had higher temperatures than Rom, Madrid, Athen Paris and Tunis today (Not very common…,) it is just weather.

  54. To Mumbles McGuirck:

    Cute. Was that a quote from the original movie starring
    Sinatra in 1962, which I’ve never seen? (I did read the
    book by Richard Condon.)

  55. Chris R. says:
    May 23, 2014 at 11:55 am

    To Mumbles McGuirck:

    Cute. Was that a quote from the original movie starring
    Sinatra in 1962, which I’ve never seen? (I did read the
    book by Richard Condon.)

    Yup. It is what Raymond Shaw’s squad is programmed to say if they are ever asked about Shaw. It is best if delivered in a slightly mechanical monotone. Kinda like the say Kerry speaks.

  56. RACookPE1978 says:

    Kerry used his 92 days in Vietnam to IMMEDIATELY begin working for the Massacusetts’ political offices, then leveraged that into a political office. he has ALWAYS ran “on Vietnam” and will never give up his 92 days in-country. Those 3 months, that exaggerated record “in-country”, are his entire life, and foundation for ALL of his entire political power.

    I was in Viet Nam [<–old timey spelling] when Kerry traveled to North Viet Nam, giving aid and comfort to the enemy along with Jane Fonda. They posed for propaganda photos with NVA soldiers.

    I cannot understand why they were never indicted for treason.

  57. As bad as Kerry is beclowning himself, he is taking a backseat to Paul Erlich, the
    discredited population alarmist from a few decades back. In promoting his new
    book, he actually states that due to dwindling resources, we will have to start
    eating Soylent Green. If I were tripping on acid, I could not make this up!

  58. Rud is absolutely correct based on my observations. Some politicians are a mile wide and an inch deep. John Kerry is an inch wide and an inch deep. What you see and hear is all there is. It is truly frightening that this fool nearly became President. My office was once in the same building as is Massachusetts Senate Office. I saw him acting towards his Senate Office staff in a truly appalling manner: A pompous prig.

  59. I’m just glad he isn’t an Aussie, although he would fit into the Qld university!

  60. The Russians have made a complete clown out of Kerry over Syria and the Ukraine,so it is not surprising that alarmists have made him look the same.

    Amongst the most powerful people on the planet, he must be the easiest one to dupe.

  61. I would like to say he’s an idiot, but he managed to marry a $500 million dollar fortune created by a Republican. So I can’t say he’s a complete idiot.

  62. John Kerry has always been an ambitious dullard who’s never really had a clue about anything other than marrying rich women, so this really shouldn’t come as a surprise.

  63. dbstealey says:

    …when Kerry traveled to North Viet Nam

    For the record, Kerry never went to NVM, but he did consort with the enemy leadership, while still a commissioned naval officer (reserve), in Paris, 1971. That was de facto treason, and he should have been court martialed for it.

  64. “Thirty-four degrees centigrade [Celsius] in Vietnam today, in May. Twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-two, thirty-three in places all around Europe,” he said. “Unprecedented. Breaks every record that’s ever been seen.”

    “What we are seeing around the world is what scientists have predicted,” Kerry continued. “They’re not telling us that we may see global climate change. We are seeing it, and we’re seeing the impacts now.”

    BS. Now, does beans means Heinz?. Maybe that explains all the hot air coming out of his back orifice. Check out Heinz and you will understand the reason for Kerry’s garbage. Check out his son too. LOL.

  65. Expect Kerry to declare the first day of summer as a sure sign of global warming. What a ding bat. They have lost of observations so they resort to pointing at cherry picked weather events.

    “We are seeing it, and we’re seeing the impacts now.”

    Are we? What caused it?

    If Mr. Kerry is the best thing the United States of America has got to offer as the Secretary of State then I feel for you. He knows sceptics aren’t fools so he’s counting on Joe Six Pack. The problem is that Joe Six Pack is a rabid sceptic anyway. Hollywood housewives? She’s worried about her mascara situation. When will these liars and climate investors give up on this con job?

  66. It doesn’t matter if he’s wrong. He gets his message out there, people hear it, and those who don’t know any better, get alarmed and anxious about the future of their planet. Job done, pay up!
    It’s a disgrace that ridiculous, wild claims are made unchallenged, and the exposure of these errors/lies is never given the same publicity.

    Meanwhile, here in Ireland today, temperatures are typical of November temps. Buy lots of warm clothes folks. I have proof we are returning to an ice age. (Eh… sarc.)

  67. Take a look at the current sst anomalies. Note the cold anomaly in the upper Atlantic. That started developing at the end of February, and it now dominates a large portion of the ocean. That is going to keep Europe cool for the most part, during this summer. There is a somewhat similar cooler setup in the eastern Pacific, which has led to a steady amount of refreshing cloud formation passing over in the day. I see this as being the pattern for this summer in No California. I hope so. The last 3 summers were very hot.

    It would be hard to imagine a more dysfunctional group than those who currently lead this nation. Kerry is right up there with the best of the worst.

  68. He’s also introduced a new buzz phrase: ‘Climate Chaos’.
    Probably to go viral soon.

  69. “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

    Can someone please translate that into Latin? I think the State Dept. needs a new motto.

  70. Steamboat Jack @ 11:22am, May 23, 2014.
    Re: your YF video

    “Damn your eyes”…….”Too late”.

    I was just thinking of the same response, but you beat me to it. I promise I will not be angry;

  71. 23 May: WSJ Washington Wire Blog: Adele C. Morris: Will the EPA Push for a Carbon Tax?
    (Adele C. Morris is policy director of the Brookings Institution’s Climate and Energy Economics Project.)
    Thanks to a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that greenhouse gases are considered air pollutants under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency has to do something to control them. But the act is particularly ill-suited to controlling a non-toxic global pollutant…
    One would be a national carbon tax, which could be part of a broader pro-growth, deficit-reduction package. Such a tax is, of course, politically impossible these days, but it’s still smart policy, as Aparna Mathur of the American Enterprise Institute and I explain in a new paper.
    Another alternative that’s getting attention in Congress: Offer states the option of enacting their own sensible carbon tax to avoid the convoluted regulations that otherwise would be required by the Clean Air Act as interpreted by the Supreme Court. Legislation drafted by Rep. John Delaney (D., Md.) would offer states just such a powerful choice.
    Or, the EPA and the states could muddle through under existing law. Stanford scholars and I analyzed how the EPA could allow states to adopt a carbon tax as their Clean Air Act compliance plan if they could show it would satisfactorily reduce emissions. A survey of 40 prominent economists last year found that 90% agree that a carbon tax is the “best system of emission reduction.” The question is: Will the EPA?

    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/05/23/will-the-epa-push-for-a-carbon-tax/

    22 May: BBC: ‘Callous’ firms in carbon credit scam shut down
    A web of firms that sold carbon credits to vulnerable investors at inflated prices has been shut down in the High Court on grounds of public interest.
    Eco-Synergies Ltd bought credits for 65p each, selling them to investors via other firms for up to an 869% profit…
    The credits were sourced by Eco-Synergies at a cost of £2.3m and then marketed, using false and misleading claims, through 12 companies and raised a total of £19m…
    Chris Mayhew, company investigations supervisor at the Insolvency Service, said: “The credits were sold at such inflated prices that an unnatural increase in value would be required before investors could break even, let alone see a return on their investment.
    “Essentially, investors including vulnerable individuals – and often repeat victims who were urged to buy more and more credits – have lost their money.
    “I would urge anyone cold-called and offered hot air by callous individuals to simply hang up the call.”
    Eco-Synergies used lavish brochures calling itself “the voluntary carbon specialists” and claiming to be a carbon market pioneer…
    (BESPOKE – LOL)It provided bespoke assistance to the companies selling the credits, offering to train their staff in how to sell them to the public…
    Its brochure claimed that the firm had a monthly turnover of more than £5m and had spent £200,000 on legal fees to ensure its system and contracts were “watertight”.
    The Insolvency Service estimated that “hundreds, possibly over a thousand, individual investors [have been] affected by the 13 firms”.
    These latest cases take the total number of (BRITISH) carbon credit firms closed by the Insolvency Service to 32.
    In the last two years, 19 other companies have been closed down after taking nearly £24m from over 1,500 investors.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27530039

    • The Clean Air Act empowers the EPA to attempt to control Earth’s climate through curbs on
      carbon dioxide emissions. This act is, however, incapable of rendering the climate controllable.
      A result of inadequencies in the methodology of global warming research is that the climate is not yet controllable.

  72. ***politically, Australia is coming under fierce attack because the new Govt is rolling back CAGW policies & hasn’t put CAGW on the Agenda for the G20 Summit to be held in Brisbane in November. the following mentions the pressure from the US to get it on the agenda, & this week we had some European Ambassadors to Australia doing the same. of course, Europe has its own problems with CAGW sceptic parties predicted to do well in the elections, (results will be announced Sunday European time):

    23 May: Bloomberg: Mike Anderson: Australia’s Pollution U-Turn Threatening UN Climate Talks
    Australia’s program to rein in pollution is losing momentum, the latest in a series of setbacks for the international effort to tackle global warming.
    With the highest per-capita fossil fuel emissions among industrial countries, Australia’s participation in United Nations-led climate talks is seen as crucial to sway China and India to step up pollution controls even as developed nations backslide. Now, Australia’s environmental stance is undergoing an about-face as the country’s new government and its political opponents haggle over the best way to dismantle earlier regulations…
    “It feels like a 180-degree turn for Australia,” said Jake Schmidt, director of international climate policy at the New York-based Natural Resources Defense Council. “That’s the hardest thing for the international community to take.”
    Closer to home, environmentalists worry that the new government’s stance will set back years of effort to rein in pollution…
    “There is a likelihood of Australia becoming a climate policy wasteland,” said John Connor, chief executive officer of The Climate Institute in Sydney…
    “The budget drama is significantly diminishing the authority of the goverment and emboldening opponents across the spectrum.” …
    Yet Prime Minister Tony Abbott, fulfilling a campaign promise, has vowed to replace the levy with an alternative that he says would still effectively reduce emissions. His plan, though, is under attack by Clive Palmer, the mining magnate turned politician who controls three critical seats in Australia’s senate. While Palmer also wants to do away with the carbon levy, he is opposing Abbott’s program, arguing it’s a waste of money…
    ***The U.S. has encouraged Abbott to include climate change on the G-20 agenda…
    “Australia risks being embarrassed by global leaders who are determined to take action, like German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama,” said Kobad Bhavnagri, the Sydney-based head for Australia research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
    “Australia is now being positioned very definitely on the wrong side of history,” said Ian Dunlop, FORMER chairman of the Australian Coal Association and former CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. “Paying polluters to reduce their emissions is morally and ethically flawed.”

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-22/australia-s-pollution-u-turn-threatening-un-climate-talks.html

    don’t be fooled by the inclusion of Ian Dunlop, former Chair of the Australian Coal Association, among the critics:

    LinkedIn: Ian Dunlop
    Present:
    Chairman at Safe Climate Australia
    Member at Club of Rome
    Past:
    Chairman at AGO Experts Group on Emissions Trading
    Senior Oil, Gas & Coal Executive at Shell Australia & Shell International

    http://au.linkedin.com/pub/ian-dunlop/10/713/233

  73. Obama and Kerry sound as if they have been promised “positions” in the possible future UNEP climate treaty Global Government?

  74. With Kerry, “highs” and lows of beclowning are the same. He was selected for his mendacity, after all, by the most truthless Prez in American history.

  75. A lot of people, especially narcissists, forget the planet is older than the span of their lives. Records go back billions of years, not just back to their first memory of their short life.

    By the way, for a global event, the warming hasn’t been very global. Here in Pennsylvania temps are lucky to get into the 70’sF on any given day.

    So if it’s warmer in one place but cooler in another, is that proof of globul warming?

  76. Kerry obviously has a problem with the truth. He’s just stated that America is the only country offering help to find the lost girls. That’s news to the other countries who have also been offering help….
    Chris

    • @Barbee

      Kerry was appointed to SOS to make Hilary look good.

      Very similar to a comment I made elsewhere, but I said it was to make Biden look smart. ;-)

  77. When I first noticed John Kerry it was during some presidential election campaign and my first thought was that he looked like a tree. I reasoned, nobody will vote for a tree, however congenial. And so it proved. Now I can add, he also has the intellectually capacity of a tree.

  78. I was a bit surprised about the record high temperatures in Europe because I read once somewhere that Seville (Spain) was holding the European all time record high temperature. So I went to wiki and I found this:

    A historical record high (disputed) of 50.0 °C (122 °F) was recorded on 4 August 1881, according to the NOAA Satellite and Information Service.[26] There is a non-accredited record by the National Institute of Meteorology of 47.2 °C (117 °F) on 1 August during the 2003 heat wave, according to a weather station (83910 LEZL) located in the southern part of Seville Airport, near the abandoned military zone. This temperature would be one of the highest ever recorded in Spain and Europe after the European record of 48.0 °C (118 °F) recorded in Athens on 10/07/1977 and the 47.4 °C (117.4 °F) of Amareleja, Portugal on 1 August 2003. ” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seville#Climate

    Bolding is mine. I wonder why this temperature is disputed.

  79. With Kerry out there swift boating the climate I’m reminded of a golden oldie.

    The Night Before Christmas
    (Cambodian Version)

    Twas the night before Christmas and we were afloat
    Somewhere in Cambodia in our little boat.
    While the river was lightened by rockets red glare
    No one but the President knew we were there.

    The crew was all nestled deep down in their bunks,
    While the Spook and I watched the sampans and junks.
    Our mission was secret, so secret in fact,
    No one else would remember it when we got back.

    When out on the water there arose such a clatter
    I leaped down from the bridge to see what was the matter.
    The incoming friendly was starting to flash
    And I knew that the ARVN’s were having a bash.

    The snap of friendly fire on the warm tropic air
    Convinced me for sure no one knew we were there,
    On a clandestine mission so secret it’s true
    That I’m still convinced only Tricky Dick knew.

    While I huddled for safety in the tub on the bow,
    I thought of a title, “Apocalypse Now.”
    To give to the films I was I making each day
    To show all the voters when I made my big play.

    As I sat there sweating in my lucky flight jacket,
    Spook said, “Merry Christmas!” and tossed me a packet.
    And what to my wondering eyes did appear,
    But a new lucky cap, which I still have right here.

    I keep it tucked here, in this leather brief case,
    Just sharing with the press its secretive place
    As I regale them again with my senate refrain,
    That Christmas in Cambodia is seared into my brain.

    Don’t bother to quibble with history my friend,
    By pointing out Johnson was President then.
    Don’t listen to Swiftees who try to explain,
    For I tell you that night is seared into my brain.

    Down Hibbard, down Lonsdale, and you too O’Neill,
    So you don’t remember? Well it’s something I feel.
    I don’t need all you Swiftvets to support my campaign,
    Cause Christmas in Cambodia is seared into my brain,

    Into my brain, into my brain, into my brain…
    ———

    Russ Vaughn
    2d Bn, 327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
    101st Airborne Division
    Vietnam 65-66

  80. Kerry is just another Colin Powell (a distinguished, capable Vietnam war veteran), groomed upon to frankly hustle people. Something in the air in Washington causes them to get caught up in the energy of special interests.

    But, I never thought we would see Tea Party and Progressives join together in opposition to war in Syria. It was a good thing, united we stand, divided we get hustled… into all sorts of deceitful calls to action… by alarmists

  81. Once again Kerry (Secretary Foghorn Leghorn) shows what a wise decision the American voters made in 2004 when they rejected him for President.

  82. @milodonharlani –
    Here’s my choice for the Republican ticket for 2016: Dr. Ben Carson for President, Gov. Susana Martinez for Vice President. The only Republican combination that can handily beat Hillary, and put an end to the corruption of climate science.

    @dbstealey –
    Yes, we have a traitor as our nation’s chief diplomat. One of my MBA classmates at USC (1975) served with Kerry in Vietnam, and what he had to say about him was not flattering.

    It’s not surprising that a man of such low perspicacity and venal character would push the AGW line. After all, isn’t it about lies and intimidation? A coward’s game, for sure, and Kerry fits it perfectly.

  83. One further note:

    It is my understanding that Jeb Bush is a strong AGW believer, as is Chris Christie. Both are big-government, big-spending advocates, little different from the Democrats. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are skeptics, but probably no more electable than J Bush or Christie, both of whom will come across rather like Romney.. Mike Huckabee is a question mark.

  84. –And to think in 2004, while running for the presidency, Kerry sounded like an educated, intelligent man. Somewhere between then and 2012, he must have had a brain transplant. I wonder where Dr. Frankestein found the brain that he put in the head of this new climate change monster?–

    I don’t recall any politician sounding educated or intelligent, but Kerry was doing something he thought was important- running for president. So he had speech writers.
    Kerry probably thinks being Senator, is more important than Sec of State. Senators historically
    have regarded themselves as very important, and the billionaire Senator Kerry was probably excessive in this regard. So being a Sec State is getting a boy scout patch that Kerry doesn’t thinks he actually needs- a rare moment in Kerry’s life, where he regards that is doing someone else as service. So he has volunteered to do the dishes, but has no idea how to do dishes.

  85. Since John Kerry’s now Secretary of State I believe nothing could be more appropriate than updating the lyrics to the classic R&B song, ‘Wonderful World.’ Since a wonderful world it will now be.

    Don’t know much about history
    Don’t know much biology
    Don’t know squat ’bout science book
    Know a little ’bout the French I took

    But I know Terry that I love you
    And I know that if I get in the Senate too
    What a wonderful gig this would be

    Don’t know much geography
    Don’t know squat ’bout trigonometry
    Don’t know much about algebra
    Don’t know what a computer is for

    But I guess that one an’ one might be two
    And if you’re rich I could be one with you
    What a wonderful gig this would be

    I don’t claim to be a dashing leader
    But with Botox I might be
    Hope being an incredibly small pinprick threatener
    Can win some respect for me

    Don’t know squat ’bout climatology
    Know even less ’bout meteorology
    Don’t know squat ’bout science book
    Know a little ’bout the French I took

    But I know Terry, your money’s what I love ’bout you
    And big honcho at State’s a cushy job I love too
    What a wonderful gig this will be

  86. Been browsing the Huff Post and some of the other alarmist rags – they’re into denying the pause in warming, claiming it’s hotter than ever and this winter was the warmest ever (!). I don’t know whether to laugh, cry or vomit.

  87. Kerry. Amazing.
    I count myself as extremely fortunate having just moved from Mass to Fl., and finally, after 25yrs, escaping the asylum.
    Mass is famous for producing/promoting individuals like Kerry. Many may be unaware that during his tenure in the Senate, he succeeded in winning the “Congressional Deadwood Award” by not authoring a single piece of legislation for a period of 8yrs (I believe that was the time frame).
    This from the state that continually re-elected an individual blatantly guilty of killing a woman while driving intoxicated…yeah, Mass just can’t get enough of this type of politician.
    Kerry plays to HIS base…which is how he continually got re-elected. It’s what politicians do…and he’s done it well.
    I served with guys like him in the 70’s. Self-promoting, self important (wrote his own recommendation for a medal? Seriously?)
    All of the people I know/knew in Mass were famous for contradictions. “Gridlock is the problem!!! It’s destroying the political process!” and then they vote for an Elizabeth Warren because she publicly guarantees that she’ll never vote for a single piece of legislation put forth by the “other side”. If, by some miracle, they ever put down the hammer, there’s a chance they may realize how good it feels to not have that constant pounding that came from hitting their head with it.
    This guy tried to avoid paying sales tax in Mass, the very state that elected him, by “hiding” his newly purchased multi-million dollar yacht in Rhode Island. Worth billions, but had to try and scam the system.
    And now, those same people are absolutely thrilled that he’s SoS.
    He’s just a regular guy, standing up for the poor, wretched, middle class working family.
    Hey…he went wind surfing to prove it.

    Ok…I could go on, but I’ll stop, being thankful that I’ve finally escaped the madness. I felt like Susan Powder yelling “Stop the insanity!!!!” for as long as I lived there.

    /rant off
    Jim from FLORIDA…

  88. Is there something wrong with the water supply in the Capital building? It appears the longer people continue to drink from that fount, the more detached from reality they become.

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