John Kerry’s climate alarmism mission – distortion, deception and most of all dishonesty

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin

The Los Angeles Times and other so called “news papers” carried stories about John Kerry’s efforts to launch an international initiative to “hold politicians accountable for undermining the fight against climate change” for not supporting the phony Paris climate agreement which has now become an embarrassing global debacle with most of the world’s nations ignoring any actions to reduce energy growth, decreases CO2 emissions, mandate use of renewables and decrease use of coal fuel.

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Kerry singled out President Trump for criticism because of the President’s brilliant decision to dump the phony Paris agreement in June 2017 and back away from the Obama-era of politically contrived “pollution-cutting regulations” which Kerry characterized as being “criminal, basically.”

The Times article noted the following climate alarmist propaganda puffery about Kerry’s schemes:

“The primary solution to climate change, Kerry said, is clear: to transform the energy system so that it no longer relies on carbon-emitting fossil fuels. And that task is becoming easier as renewable technologies improve.”

“Kerry said he found it “deeply frustrating” to watch Trump step away from the commitments made in Paris because it has emboldened other world leaders to do the same. “Without the United States, you have a lot of other countries starting to back off.”

“Today, few nations are on track to meet the Paris targets and greenhouse gas emissions are rising. The United Nations says that to keep global warming within levels tolerable to humanity, governments will have to go far beyond their Paris pledges and reduce planet-warming pollution by nearly half in the next decade alone.”

“That’s beyond catastrophe,” he said. “It’s unacceptable.”

“The biggest single thing that is lacking today is political accountability,” Kerry said. “People can mock the concept of climate change with impunity and there is no cost to pay. That’s got to stop.”

All of Kerry’s claims reek of the usual climate alarmist political propaganda distortion, deception and most off all dishonesty.

With colossal dishonesty Kerry and the L. A. Times blatantly ignore the huge success and effectiveness of U.S. energy policy under President Trump which has vaulted America to become the world’s leading and largest contributor toward lowering global CO2 emissions by reducing emissions by over 870 million metric tons since the countries peak year 2007 levels with emissions forecast to be further reduced to just over 1 billion metric tons by 2050.

No other global nation or group of nations has achieved anywhere near the U.S. success in CO2 emissions reductions with even the highly touted EU hyped climate initiatives falling far behind U.S. emission reduction achievements.

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The huge success in U.S. energy policy which has achieved lower energy costs, higher energy efficiency and lower CO2 emissions has been driven by the increased use of low cost natural gas which America’s fracking technology has created.

In yet another act of dishonesty Kerry and the L. A. Times further conceal the global energy and emissions reality that has emerged with the world’s developing nations taking full control of global energy use and emissions levels and growth thus rendering the U.S. and EU energy and emissions growth as being irrelevant to existing and future global totals.

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Kerry and the L. A. Times also hide the huge failure of the EU’s efforts to meet its hyped climate alarmist goals which have resulted in the EU abandoning the establishment of specific climate targets and commitments for year 2050 with EU giant Germany leading this major retrenchment in climate goals.

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Worst of all Kerry and the L. A. Times try to cover-up the exploding growth in fossil fuel growth occurring in the developing nations and try to pretend that the phony Paris Agreement could have prevented these actions had the U.S. supported it when in fact the agreement allowed this very situation to occur because it failed completely to require or impose restrictions of any kind on such developments.

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Kerry and the L. A. Times also cloaked from view the overwhelming dominant role played by China as the leader of the world’s developing nations in driving increased energy use and emissions in their county and in many other countries that China is in partnership with in these endeavors.

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The failures of the Kerry and Obama-era climate alarmist propaganda Paris agreement schemes that have now clearly emerged resulted from the shear global energy and climate incompetence of these leaders who tried to impose initiatives that were unsupported by global energy and climate science reality but instead reflected nothing but propaganda hyped by UN elitists power grabbing political campaigns which recent events have now fully exposed.     

Kerry’s efforts on this “international initiative” represent nothing but a purely selfish and politically motivated scheme build upon a foundation of distortion, deception and most of all dishonesty. 

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96 thoughts on “John Kerry’s climate alarmism mission – distortion, deception and most of all dishonesty

    • “The United Nations says that to keep global warming within levels tolerable to humanity, governments will have to go far beyond their Paris pledges and reduce planet-warming pollution by nearly half in the next decade alone.”

      “That’s beyond catastrophe,” he said. “It’s unacceptable.”

      Kerry is right, cutting planet-warming pollution by nearly half in the next decade is “beyond catastrophe”. “It’s unacceptable.”

      • A good first step would be to eliminate all the hot air emanating from Washington D.C.

        • Bill, if it weren’t for all of the hot air emanating from DC, we’d already be well into the next glaciation.

          (One of those little lies I tell myself so I can tolerate all the politicians’ perfidy as I go about my daily business.)

        • Somebody PLEASE, just sew sKerry’s mouth shut!!! Please!!! I beg you!!!

          It will not only end his personal contribution to CO2 levels but will also get the ringing out of my ears!!!

        • Makes me wonder how much he’s getting paid by the ‘Paris remainers” as they continue to play the “where’s my money?” game.

      • By planet-warming pollution, the one-world govt aspiring UN & the scientific dunce Kerry are referring to plant food CO2.
        CO2 has negligible, & decreasing effect on temperatures or climate, but is essential for all land based life on Earth.
        To classify the miracle molecule as a warming pollutant is stupidity on steroids, & historically, stupidity has been rewarded with extinction.
        One lives in hope this fate lies in wait for the dishonest Dodo, Kerry.

    • John F.: I suggest that it is not only a parallel universe but that it is orthogonal to ours.

    • Except:

      “With colossal dishonesty Kerry and the L. A. Times blatantly ignore the huge success and effectiveness of U.S. energy policy under President Trump which has vaulted America to become the world’s leading and largest contributor toward lowering global CO2 emissions by reducing emissions by over 870 million metric tons since the countries peak year 2007 levels with emissions forecast to be further reduced to just over 1 billion metric tons by 2050.”

      President Trump was inaugurated in January, 2017. His policies could not have had any effect starting in 2007.

      On the other hand, Kerry doesn’t understand that “non-binding” means no commitment.

      • President Trump was inaugurated in January, 2017. His policies could not have had any effect starting in 2007.

        AAAWWW GEEEZE, iffen President Trump said that ….. “bowling balls are round with 3 holes in them”, …. ya’ll, Pelosi, Schumer, etc. would find at least 5 faults each to bitch about it.

        U.S. energy policy under President Trump which has vaulted America to become the world’s leading and largest contributor toward lowering global CO2 emissions by reducing emissions by over 870 million metric tons since the countries peak year 2007 …….

        “DUH”, … the REVISED …. U.S. energy policy …. is what did the “vaulting”, ……not the POTUS.

        And the estimated CO2 emissions decrease post-2017 is/was 870 million metric tons of CO2 ….. which was the greatest decrease since 2007 which was the US’s peak year of CO2 emissions.

        And do ya’ll even have a clue how much (estimated) CO2 has been emitted by the US since 2007?

        “HA”, multiply the following figure by 12 ……. and you will be “in-the-ballpark”.

        In 2017, around 5.14 billion metric tons of CO2 emissions were produced from energy consumption in the United States.
        https://www.statista.com/statistics/183943/us-carbon-dioxide-emissions-from-1999/

        Sam the scientist

      • John Kerry lied about his “swiftboat” getting shout out from under him in Nam just to get a Purple Heart medal and it insured his political career as an “inner-circle” trusted Democrat.

  1. Pretty much how his selling of the Iran agreement went, and his after-military career lying and hypocrisy were honest—I worked with one of the skip boat captains with whom he served at one time.

  2. Set him to cooking on twigs and dung and then suffer from inhalations. I wouldn’t wish him dying but millions do.

  3. “People can mock the concept of climate change with impunity and there is no cost to pay. That’s got to stop.”

    There is no discernable ‘cost’ to man-made climate change, but there is a huge discernible benefit from humans burning fossil fuels for the cheap energy that powers modern, first-world civilization. What cost should John Kerry have to pay for promoting and abetting the collapse of Western Civilization?

    Someone should introduce Mr. Kerry to the Constitution of the United States. His demand that people should be punished for voicing an opinion is outrageous and frightening. As destructive as his comments are, he still has the right to say them, but he has no right to deny the freedom of speech of others. The fact that he even desires to throw out the first amendment should destroy any political aspirations he still holds.

    • Who is “mocking the concept” ? Most skeptics accept the “concept” but challenge whether the magnitude of it is really a problem or even detectable. To question the magnitude you are implicitly ACCEPTING the concept, not mocking it.

      But you are correct, his anti-first amendment diatribe is far more worrying that his ignorance about science.

      • I will continue to mock the concept of AGW until the effect can be demonstrated under laboratory conditions that cannot be dismissed as simply measuring differences in the specific heat content of CO2 vs N2 and O2, or that do not exclude all other possible effects. Millikan’s oil drop experiment measured the charge of a single electron with an apparatus that I can build in my garage. With all of the technology that we have today, I do not think this is too much to ask, especially when the supporters of that theory want to take away my garage and force me to rebuild my house to their standards, bankrupting the planet and sending us back to the stone age in the process.

        • Even so, the climate system is so complex that computer models, let alone physical models, cannot accurately reproduce reality. Your point about the simple AGW effect is well taken.

    • John Kerry and his climate change friends are the ones mocking climate change prevention.

      They still fly instead of telecommuting.

      They still drive (often in big gas guzzlers) instead of taking public transit.

      Many have more than one home. Sorry John only one is needed.

      Many have large homes or large apartments. 1000 ft2 is all they need, after all we are trying to save the planet.

      I think climate change is wonderful and not due to humans. Confirmation that it is not manmade comes from the fact that people who scream about climate change the most (like John Kerry) refuse to change their lifestyles.

      • Telecommuting, or teleconferencing, as I guess you meant, requires a huge infrastructure, created and maintained by fossil fuels. So there’s really not much of a difference.

        • Yes but that huge infrastructure is already in place (a sunk cost) so is irrelevant (the same as the cost of the infrastructure of airports, and planes are sunk costs and thus not relevant in comparing the use of fossil fuels between traveling to a conference vs teleconferencing). The fossil fuel use of a teleconference session is far, far less than the fossil fuel use of a transatlantic flight and that’s just one-way, add the return trip, the land transport from airport to conference location, etc. and the difference is staggering, yet Kerry continues to choose the more fossil fuel intensive choice, that tells you all you need to know about how “real” the “threat” is.

    • Isn’t his daughter married to an Iranian muslim? Weren’t members of the Iranian government present at her wedding?

      I’m sure that’s just a coincidence.

  4. What do you call a Democrat sports fan from Michigan who’s just been told by his wife that he can’t watch the Spartans play the Wolverines because the wind’s not blowing? A Republican of course.

  5. John Kerry is a liar, traitor, and a coward – and those are his better qualities. Only someone who hates the US, freedom, and democracy could support him.

    • Jtom,

      Didn’t Kerry ACTUALLY SERVE in the small boats in Vietnam, not a job for cowards, rather than hide, and only part-time at that, in the Texas Air Guard

      • guys ….

        irrelevant

        Military service seems to be wheeled out to annoint politicians with virtue that in turn innoculates them against claims that they are flat out wrong or misrepresenting some present issue – please don’t do this….

        Kerry was up to his armpits in Obamah’s Iran deal, he is now peddling falsehoods and FUD – the pantomime of “He’s Mother Theresa!” …. “No he aint!” is truly tiresome and irrelevant.

        Can we concentrate on what he’s up to now ?

      • It is called a “straw man” fallacy. That is, bringing up an irrelevant point/person to be debated. Typically used when the arguing individual cannot refute the subject under discussion.

        • You are confusing a red herring with a straw man. The latter is a misrepresentation of the opponent’s argument, usually an exaggeration.

      • It was a political move, not one of patriotism. When it became politically beneficial he called his fellow serviceman baby killers and burned the medals that he nominated himself for. If you want to know the truth about the P.O.S. learn about the real Swift Boat heroes.

      • John Kerry has been the same man from his Vietnam days, he is a chronic liar, traitor and all around dishonest person.

        He lied about his “injuries”
        He lied about those “ribbons” he threw over the fence.
        He lied about where he was in Vietnam

        Now he pushes lies and dishonest climate narratives, some so stupid that I wonder if he is sane. He has been wrong so many times about the weather and climate stuff, that he is of ZERO credibility.

        The pattern never changes, he is not a credible man to this day as his trustworthiness is never visible, he doesn’t stop the absurd climate change nonsense he spews out with unabashed zeal.

        • Say it again, Sunsettommy, …..

          And Kerry lied about trying to save a fellow soldier (who had fallen into the river) while the Viet Cong were shooting at him and his “swiftboat” from both sides the river.

          His boat was not “hit” with any bullets with hundreds of rounds being fired ……. but he suffered a wittle scratch on his finger, I think it was.

          • Kerry joined the NAVY, so he could get some Vietnam medals fighting in a battleship with 18 inches of armor plate. When he saw he was going over in a river boat it didn’t take him long to write himself up for 3 shaving cut purple hearts as an excuse not to be there.

            And there are limits to what mail order plastic surgery can do.

      • And he used every little scratch in order to get his three purple hearts to qualify for re-assignment stateside.

        • One scratch was fixed by a doctor with a band-aid. Kerry asked the Dr. to put him in for a Purple Heart nomination. The doc, who normally treated heros who had limbs shot off, refused. So Kerry went over his head. Remember, he was politically well-connected even before he married the first of his very wealthy wives.

  6. “People can mock the concept of climate change with impunity and there is no cost to pay. That’s got to stop …”.
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    My God what does Comrade Kerry have in mind, banishment to the Rat Islands or is that too good for them ?

    • Leftists hate the notion that people are permitted to disagree with them.
      They are always looking for ways to punish those who don’t give them what they want.

  7. Given all the times Trump has sung the praises of coal it is surprising to see that Larry Hamlin
    claim that Trump has been behind the “war on coal” that has resulted in the US using natural gas
    rather than coal and reducing its CO2 emissions. Alternatively there is no evidence that any CO2
    reductions are due to Trump just as there was no war on coal except that driven by market economics
    which made fracking and natural gas significantly cheaper.

    • EPA has constructed CO2 emission regulations which basically mean all coal power generation will have to stop and be shut down. Many greens and climate activists are openly talking about a war on coal and “keep it in the ground” and divestment campaigns to attempt to manipulate the economic future of coal and other fossil fuels.

      If you think it is nothing but market forces you are totally uninformed.

  8. “hold politicians accountable for undermining the fight against climate change”

    and also

    hold politicians accountable for climate activism and the Quixotic fight against climate change at taxpayer ecpense.

  9. “the fight against climate change” ? The reality is that the climate change we have been experiencing is caused by the sun and the oceans over which mankind has no control. Despite the hype, there is no real evidence that CO2 has any effect on climate and there is plenty of scientific rationale to support the idea that the climate sensitivity of CO2 is zero. So mankind, including John Kerry, does not have the power to stop Mother Nature from very gradually changing global climate as she has done for eons. Even if mankind could somehow stop the climate from changing, extreme weather events and sea level rise would continue because they are part of the current climate. Mankind does not even know what the optimal global climate is let alone how to achieve it.

    • Sadly, the LA Times would not allow your well reasoned response to stand or to be posted. As some above have noted, Kerry is attacking free speech and independent thought not to the liking of elites like Kerry is to be punished.

  10. John Kerry majored in Political Science at Yale. The transition to Climate Science was seamless.

  11. Kerry does not need to hold leaders accountable for their actions. In those countries that actually have some form of democracy, the voters will. Think of President Macron.

  12. Besides being a fool, Kerry is red core globalist. He was and is an Obama tool charged to invent ways to piss away the power and wealth of the USA. Globalists can’t set up their world government while we are the most powerful nation. When anyone touts “the fight against climate change” they are promoting a deranged hoax to do the impossible…..ridding the world of a beneficial trace gas.

  13. I mock the concept of John Merry with impunity. He was Beto before Beto was Beto. This is why you don’t elect privileged white males who marry money: they take themselves way too seriously.

    • who marry money

      John K. did eventually marry a rich person, but his middle name is Forbes. Look it up.

        • Wikipedia
          “The Forbes family is a wealthy extended American family long prominent in Boston, Massachusetts. The family’s fortune originates from trading between North America and China in the 19th century plus other investments in the same period.”

          John’s mother was Rosemary Isabel Forbes. Nice photo of her on her own Wikipedia page.

          • And she was one of eleven children. John only inherited between $300K and $1.5 million in trust funds and assets when she passed away seven years after he married Teresa Heinz. John was no multi-millionaire despite being related to the Forbes (and wouldn’t even be a millionaire until after his mother died had he not married money first).

        • Middle name. John Forbes Kerry. The Forbes comes from his mother, Kerry from his father. Despite being from a “wealthy” lineage (on his mother’s side, his father’s side were rather poor), John’s parents were upper middle class, not super-wealthy. It was a wealthy great-aunt, not his parents, that paid for him to attend elite boarding schools.

      • John K. did eventually marry a rich person, but his middle name is Forbes. Look it up.

        Having a famous multi-millionaire’s names for his middle name doesn’t make him a multi-millionaire. If my middle name was Gates due to being a relation of Bills, that wouldn’t mean I have any of the wealth of Bill Gates at my disposal.

        http://www.nbcnews.com/id/4685276/ns/politics/t/john-kerry-cheap-aristocrat/#.XKtTdHlYamQ

        Before he married Teresa Heinz, the heir to the food empire, Kerry had little more than his annual Senate salary of $133,600 and a trust fund valued at $50,000 to $100,000.

        While that kind of money puts him in the upper middle class, it’s hardly anywhere near the Heinz fortune that came with his wife. Even the money he would eventually inherit ($300k to $1.5 Mil in assets) when his mother died seven years after he got married, paled in comparison to the Heinz fortune ($500 million) that came with his wife.

  14. I am a bit confused. I rec all John Kerry walking out of then Paris
    Climate Talk’s, when he suddenly realised that it was really all about the so called “Third World” countries “Screwing” the Western countries for as much cash as possible.

    We the West are still to blame for creating the Industrial Revolution which brought a easier and longer life to most in the World , , myself at 92 being a good example.

    Second point, can coal be de-gassed like we used to do, thus making it more useful for generation via the gas turbines ?

    MJR VK5ELL

    • Yes, coal can be converted to syngas, which can be used to generate electricity via turbines and there is some theoretical advantage to removal of real pollutants in doing so. But in practice, this technology has proven to be problematic and expensive, although still more reliable than wind turbines.

  15. The tenor of the piece is that the USA is “doing so much” to reduce CO2 emissions, while simultaneously saying the reduction is unimportant and unnecessary. Is that correct? Someone correct me.

    The parallel messages are incongruent. Either there is no need to reduce emissions because they have very little, even undetectable effect on the climate, or the USA is “taking the lead” with such reductions and Kerry doesn’t want to credit Trump for “achieving this”.

    It is not the only article that presents these disparate concepts. The USA has greatly reduced it’s CO2 emissions but it has nothing to do with Trump – it began long before he showed up. It also has no discernible effect on anything we can measure, and it is nothing to brag about. Why do so?

    Energy efficiency was always a great idea but no one needed politicians to tell engineers that. Good grief Charlie Brown, the “e” of “engineer” is for “efficiency”: of energy, materials, time, management and maintenance.

    If we talk about system efficiency for whole countries there are good examples like Israel and Sweden and even Rwanda.

    So what are we objecting to about Kerry? The bottom line is that the alarmist narrative is in support of creating a decidedly un-American ruling class of what used to be called Mandarins who answer upwards, not downwards to the people. The Great American Experiment of government by the people is a failure, apparently, because more control over the weather is needed by a new ruling class. Say what?

    The Weather Controllers want you to sign this little piece of paper that let’s the experts decide for you. After that you may not have much say in governance. Perhaps Kerry could present this a little more clearly.

    • The parallel messages are incongruent

      Not really. The point is that even though it’s unnecessary, the US is still managing, despite all of Kerry’s bloviating, to reduce CO2 emissions (despite Trump having dropped out of the Paris agreement) like he supposedly want and unlike the vast majority of “Paris signatories”.

      If you believe it’s unnecessary, then the fact that the US is reducing CO2 emissions is a moot point (so what’s your complaint?)
      If you believe it’s necessary (as Kerry claims to), then the fact that the US is the world leader in emissions reduction should be hailed as a good thing yet Kerry ignores that and focuses on Trump exiting Paris as being somehow bad despite the fact that the supposed “goal” is being met without being part of Paris, and being met better than any country that is still in Paris.

  16. I didn’t know you could mine aluminum, iron, etc with electric only trucks. I have no idea there was an electric semi that could haul a wind turbine blade. And that there were UNLIMITED land areas and materials for Energy from Weather—I really thought that violated the laws the of physics, but Kerry is God and he would know. A god to the stupid and uneducated, of course, but a god nonetheless.

    The only unlimited things are human stupidity and gullibility. Until someone figures out how to power the planet on these, it’s all unicorns and fairies……

  17. Quoting the former Secretary of Ketchup, Secretary Heinz-Kerry said, “People can mock the concept of climate change with impunity and there is no cost to pay. That’s got to stop.”

    Well he’s right that there is no cost associated with the contrived climate problem. That’s the rantings of a totalitarian mindset – the elitist-Marxist mindset of, “I know what everyone else needs to do and they need to sit down and shut-up or be forced to shut-up.”

    I mock him because he deserves to be mocked along with his lies. He lies about climate change. He blatantly lied about the Iran Nuclear Deal. He disgraced himself by throwing his Vietnam military service medals over the WH fence in protest.

    John Kerry – just needs to go away. The only people who support Kerry’s babblings are socialists and Vladimir Putin. No one of any reasonable intelligence wants his washed-up tired elitist rants.

    • At some point the socialists would move to confiscate Kerry’s and his wife’s billion or so in wealth for the people. I must confess that I am sympathetic, to the socialists on this.

      • The modern Chinese state and the modern Russian state are both hybrids of communist political control systems (really just authoritarian despotic states) adopting some elements of free enterprise Western-style capitalism. In China, capitalists like Jack Ma are allowed to become wealthy as long as their loyalty to the state is maintained. Putin allows oil oligarchs to exist in Russia because they bring efficiencies of management that are profit driven.

        When oil oligarchs in Russia or technology oligarchs in Communist China get cross-ways with the political elite in their country, they are arrested, have their wealth confiscated, and then usually disappear. But as long as they tow the line, they can prosper as the wealthy Elites of their society.

        That is the vision that John Heinz-Kerry ascribes to. He wants to be the elite in the US, an elite allowed to prosper under a hybrid system of political socialism while in control of the wealth creation, wealth for themselves and their children of course. Kerry still gets his yachts, sail boats, his Swiss and Aspen ski chalets, and private jets to ferry them about. Meanwhile the peasants are the deplorables who must be controlled.

        • I agree. The socialists would move on confiscation but yes generally favored ones are bypassed or allowed to maintain or acquire wealth. Enemies just disappear, however, in many cases.

    • “Well he’s right that there is no cost associated with the contrived climate problem.”

      Sorry, Joel, but there is enormous cost associated with the contrived problem.

      • well we both are acknowledging the same thing: CAGW is a contrived problem. And yes, addressing a non-problem has significant costs.

    • He disgraced himself by throwing his Vietnam military service medals over the WH fence in protest.

      And then disgraced himself even further when it was revealed that he didn’t throw *his* service medals after all, but rather someone else’s. He was virtue signaling without any of his own virtue on the line.

      • He didn’t say Putin supports Kerry, he said Putin supports “Kerry’s babblings”. Putin’s all for the west destroying their economies, which is what the result of following “Kerry’s babblings” would be.

  18. From the article: “Kerry said he found it “deeply frustrating” to watch Trump step away from the commitments made in Paris because it has emboldened other world leaders to do the same. “Without the United States, you have a lot of other countries starting to back off.”

    I was deeply frustrated to watch Obama and Kerry sign the U.S. up to the Fraudulent Paris Climate Accord. I sure am glad Trump has corrected this huge mistake.

    John Kerry has a long history of being a liar. Don’t take anything he says at face value.

    Of the four, Obama, Kerry and Hillary and Bill Clinton, I don’t know which one is the best liar, but they are all in a special category of liar. They are all very good at it.

    • Of the four, Obama, Kerry and Hillary and Bill Clinton, I don’t know which one is the best liar, but they are all in a special category of liar. They are all very good at it.

      Indeed. I’d say they’re all pretty close in the liar category, though Bill was probably the smoothest (and thus best) at it. He could sell snow to Eskimos and have them coming back asking for more.

  19. The day after a freak tornado hit my Massachusetts town in 2011, Kerry swooped in for a photo tour; a short time later we had plenty of funds to rebuild. A Faustian deal. 🙁

  20. From the article: “Today, few nations are on track to meet the Paris targets and greenhouse gas emissions are rising. The United Nations says that to keep global warming within levels tolerable to humanity, governments will have to go far beyond their Paris pledges and reduce planet-warming pollution by nearly half in the next decade alone.”

    “That’s beyond catastrophe,” he said. “It’s unacceptable.”

    You’ll be eating those words in about a decade, John. You are going to look pretty foolish then. You look pretty foolish from my perspective, now.

    And yes, John Kerry does live on another planet as do all the rest of the Leftwing Loons.

    They, including most importantly, the Leftwing Media have created a false reality in which they live and they aren’t giving it up for anybody, or anything. Facts don’t matter. They ignore the facts, if the facts don’t fit with their false reality.

    The only problem I have with figuring these people out is trying to decide who is deliberately lying for political purposes and who is completely immersed in the leftist false reality and thinks they are telling the truth when they expound leftwing memes. In other words, who are the liars ad who are the dupes and deluded? I guess it doesn’t really matter since both groups are telling the same lies, whether intentionally or unintenionally.

  21. From the article: “The biggest single thing that is lacking today is political accountability,” Kerry said. “People can mock the concept of climate change with impunity and there is no cost to pay. That’s got to stop.”

    Nope. The only way that stops is if the United States is no longer the United States.

    We are free to speak in this country, Mr. Kerry, and we are not going to shut up just to please you or someone like you. You have no evidence that CO2 is detrimental to humans. That’s why you want to shut up the questioners. If you had any evidence, this wouldn’t even be an issue.

    When things don’t go the way the Left wants them to go, they want to attack whatever it is that is in their way, including the truth. Kerry wants to stop people from telling the truth as they know it because it doesn’t help his CAGW agenda.

    You can’t shut us up, John. No matter how hard you try.

    Btw, what did John Kerry know about the treasonous Obama effort to undermine Trump? Some of the evidence shows a lot of State Department involvement during and after Hillary was Secretary of State. What did you know, John? What did you do, John?

    Maybe Senator Graham can get ole John to come in and testify as to his involvement or lack thereof. John probably won’t like that, either.

  22. From the article: “No other global nation or group of nations has achieved anywhere near the U.S. success in CO2 emissions reductions with even the highly touted EU hyped climate initiatives falling far behind U.S. emission reduction achievements.

    The huge success in U.S. energy policy which has achieved lower energy costs, higher energy efficiency and lower CO2 emissions has been driven by the increased use of low cost natural gas which America’s fracking technology has created.”

    It looks to me like the rest of the world ought to be following this U.S. model. And the biggest part of this U.S. model is: Freedom of Action! The more the better. Britain needs to turn their frackers loose and let them get to fracking. 🙂

    Why deny yourselves the benefit of a large source of energy that also reduces CO2? Thinking windmills are better is just silly and obviously wrong.

  23. Kerry wishing for “political accountability” is like a chicken wishing to meet Colonel Sanders.

  24. Added to his other negative attributes, we may now witness his envy and jealousy. He is envious and jealous of Algore over the millions gore has collected, and is desperately trying to emulate him. He wants his own stash, not the one he married into.

  25. The past couple of days it seems that WUWT is being targeted with malicious popup ads again. Is anybody else experiencing that? It’s the only site where I’m seeing this while browsing the web.

    (Using Chrome on an iPhone). Every time I close and reopen Chrome, the popup comes back until I successfully close the page. The popups can’t be dismissed once they fully load, and the little square with the number of open pages in Chrome can’t be tapped (the popup is modal).

    I thought I would share how I get around this, in case it may help others who are experiencing the same thing. I have to close out Chrome by pressing the home button twice (quickly like a “double-click”), then swipe up Chrome to close it out, then reopen Chrome and very quickly hit the little square with a number in it, to display all the open pages so that the offending page can be closed with the X, before the popup has time to load. (Can be quite a dexterity test!)

    There seem to be many different pages and urls that pop up generally saying that I have won some prize and need to click a button or link to claim the prize.

    I would strongly recommend that anyone who is experiencing this do not ever click those links because they are certainly a scam and probably risk infecting with malware or stealing personal data

    The fact that this only seems to be happening on WUWT, makes me suspect someone is trying to discourage people from reading the content here. It just happened again trying to view this page. Maybe Traitor John’s people don’t want us reading this story?

    • I view the site on a desk-top so I don’t have that problem.
      I’ve often wondered, how can I be sure that chrome is automatically clearing ALL my history when I use an iPhone?

  26. Which Kerry characterized as being “criminal basically” is ambiguous. Do you mean he thinks Obama’s policy criminal or Trump’s retraction? Context implies second but grammar requires the first.

    • Heh, yeah they way it’s worded does look like the description is meant to apply to Obama’s policy (and indeed it is an apt description of Obama’s policies):
      … the Obama-era of politically contrived “pollution-cutting regulations” which Kerry characterized as being “criminal, basically.
      However, I’m sure Kerry was referring to Trump’s leaving of the Paris accord and scrapping Obama’s policies.

  27. Kerry has been dishonest and deceptive his whole adult life since his few days in Vietnam many decades ago. Perhaps even before then. He has not changed except to practice and polish his perfidy to near perfection. He has no credibility except as a reverse compass or a reverse barometer…

  28. The tragedy is, Kerry was once a central player in government activity. Despite that he fails to acknowledge the tremendous good fortune the USA now enjoys being self sufficient in energy.
    It is as if he wants America to be an impoverished nation with no world influence.
    Maybe that is the standard wish of all democrats?

    • Mr Kerry said that the situation is “beyond catastrophe”. And that means … ?

      Plaid.

  29. Kerry is supposed to testify today at a House committee meeting, attacking the proposed Happer presidential committee that will look into climate alarmism in federal reports like the so-called National Climate Assessment. AOC is on the House committee. Could be quite a show, followed by the usual alarmist garbage reporting.

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