Climate Warrior John Kerry Notices China’s Global Coal Funding Spree

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

“Some countries are funding coal-fired power plants around the world, some countries are planning to bring increased coal-fired power online” – But Kerry can’t quite bring himself to say the “C” word.

Climate change: Trump’s Paris withdrawal was ‘reckless’ – John Kerry

By Matt McGrath
Environment correspondent

US Special Envoy on climate change John Kerry has said the country will now push for rapid action after four years of “reckless behaviour” under Donald Trump.

Mr Kerry said that withdrawing the US from the Paris agreement had threatened people’s futures all over the world. 

One of President Biden’s first acts following his inauguration was to re-apply to join the climate pact.

Mr Kerry said the US would now move forward with “humility and ambition”.

And this year’s climate meeting in Glasgow would be the “last, most important opportunity” to make progress, he said.

To get to net zero emissions by the middle of the century, he said, the world needed to phase out coal five times faster than in recent years. Net zero means that any remaining greenhouse gas emissions are balanced out by removing an equivalent amount from the atmosphere, through, for example, planting trees.

Renewable energy would need to be ramped up six times faster, and the transition to electric vehicles needed to take place 22 times faster than at present.

“I think we have to move from those dirty options much faster. Some countries are funding coal-fired power plants around the world, some countries are planning to bring increased coal-fired power online. So my plea to everybody is that we have to reach a much faster path of decarbonisation, it is doable.”

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55751936

No doubt China will decide reducing coal consumption is more important than their plans for coal powered belt and road global domination, after John Kerry has an earnest chat with them.

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Ron Long
January 23, 2021 10:06 am

Can we even imagine what inside information China has on the Biden family? Pretty soon John Ketchup Kerry will be told to disguise the truth a little better. Biden et al are going to change climate? No, they’re going to insert the government further into our lives, and even make up pay for it. Sign me “waiting for 2022”.

Scissor
Reply to  Ron Long
January 23, 2021 10:52 am

A peak into the files off Hunter’s laptop reveals a situation worse than most people imagine. It’s out there but was essentially hidden by the MSM from wide spread exposure. It is truly amazing that the dems allowed Joe’s campaign to continue with the corruption, drug use, incest, pedophilia and moral depravity that was revealed.

Perhaps the CCP is holding back worse material.

Harry Davidson
Reply to  Scissor
January 23, 2021 11:04 am

Nothing that comes from Hunter Biden’s laptop can be trusted. There is no chain of custody, but in fact there was a lot of opportunity for those who damage him to tamper with it. The FBI had a look at it and were not impressed.

It is a mistake to bang on with weak arguments like this. Everyone can see it is weak, and they just think “That’s the best you’ve got? He’s OK then”.

Paul Penrose
Reply to  Harry Davidson
January 23, 2021 11:11 am

The emails are damaging enough, and those have been proven to be authentic. Also remember that in politics legal concepts like chain of custody and innocent until proven guilty don’t exist. Mere accusations are enough reason to destroy people; all you need to do is to control the narrative.

Barnes Moore
Reply to  Paul Penrose
January 24, 2021 9:00 am

Mere accusations are enough to destroy republicans. Actual crimes committed by democrats don’t get prosecuted.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Barnes Moore
January 26, 2021 9:57 am

“Mere accusations are enough to destroy republicans.”

That’s because the Democrats control the Media and the Media forms public opinion, so accusations are as good as evidence when it comes to Republicans.

John Tillman
Reply to  Harry Davidson
January 23, 2021 11:31 am

The FBI were impressed enough to launch a formal investigation into Hunter Biden’s pay to play activities, but kept it quiet until after the election.

Big Al
Reply to  Harry Davidson
January 23, 2021 11:31 am

Using FBI as credible shows blindness . Scissor understatement . Soon we know the Truth. The End of Old Guard is upon them.

Derg
Reply to  Big Al
January 23, 2021 12:22 pm

After Trump Russia colluuuusion how can anyone know anything of truth that comes out of the FBI, DOJ, NSA CIA or any other 3 letter acronym?

We can go on “Benghazi was started by an internet video” and on “weapons of mass destruction” and on with the level of subterfuge produced 😔

Rich Davis
Reply to  Big Al
January 23, 2021 12:36 pm

The Kraken is still out there eh Big Al? Maybe hiding in Loch Ness?

I get why we waited until after the Electoral Votes were counted and certified by Congress, decided to riot instead, continued waiting until after the Inauguration, and are still waiting to release the Kraken.

It will be released for 2024, right?

Cmon, you’re embarrassing yourself. If you want to see change, you have to live in the real world as unpleasant as it is.

very old white guy
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 24, 2021 5:33 am

Well, with superior intellects like yours supporting the fraud sane rational people have no chance.

Rich Davis
Reply to  very old white guy
January 25, 2021 6:50 pm

Supporting the fraud in what way? I don’t support anything that the Demonrats do, but I’m not for living a delusion or believing some QAnon nonsense. We’ve had our ass handed to us and it sucks to be us. But how does believing in fairy tales change that reality? Superior intellects want to know.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 26, 2021 10:10 am

QAnon is a non-entity to me. I have no idea what their philisophy is and don’t care to learn, and I suspect I’m not alone on the conservative side.

QAnon is a creation of the Leftwing Media. Apparently this group appeared a couple of years ago and have some radical views and the Leftwing Media spotted it and decided to try to tie the group to Republicans.

I bet most Republican have no idea what QAnon stands for and couldn’t care less.

This is just another attempt by the Left to portray all those on the Right as being extremists. They pick out the most extreme group, no matter how small, and then claim all Republicans look at the world the way the extremists do.

It’s all a Big Lie, just like everything else the Left says. The truth is not in them.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 26, 2021 1:54 pm

As usual I find myself agreeing with you Tom. I don’t know anything about QAnon either. I just meant that if there was going to be some big revelation changing reality in any way, there is no discernable reason why it was not revealed immediately after the election, or before votes were certified, or before Congress counted and certified, or in the past week. At this point I will be happily surprised if it turns out there was anything at all, but there’s no way for me to be any further disappointed.

Big Al
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 24, 2021 6:37 pm

Rich, Who has the “Football” ? Where is the Football ? Do military troops salute the President or turn their BACKS on fake president ? Military ALWAYS sends jet to pick up President. Military NEVER sent jet for fake president. Real President’s are sworn in at 12:00 sharp. Before 12 and after Ho creates Belligerent Goverment . Triggers sec 11.3 . Military Control as signaled by US FLAG MISSING on WH 20th am. THE COROPORATION OF AMERICA is no more. Military Tribunals . The reactivation of death penalty just coincidence Rich? It was said clowns used the kraken. They lost.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Big Al
January 25, 2021 6:42 pm

You think that Trump is still in control of nuclear launch codes and that the military is not going to obey Biden? That’s pretty absurd.

I’m no friend of the Democrats. I agree that they do everything that they can to encourage fraudulent voting. But I’m interested in living in the real world. Somehow we have to win over hearts and minds and elect people who will require secure honest voting. The odds are not in our favor to say the least.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 26, 2021 10:03 am

“The Kraken is still out there eh Big Al? Maybe hiding in Loch Ness?”

It won’t be hiding forever. I see where Dominion, the voting machine people, are suing both Sidney Powell and Rudy Guiliani over their claims of voting machine fraud.

So we will get more information on the Kraken then.

I hope this isn’t the fiasco that it is starting to look like. Sidney and Rudy need to back up their claims. Unsubstantiated claims are not good enough.

I hope they have the evidence. They need to show it if they do. Now.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 26, 2021 2:11 pm

With all due respect, Tom, you (and I) were both saying that on Nov 4th. Almost 3 months later, you’re still saying it. At some point the failure to produce evidence justifies an adverse inference. There’s nothing but statistical evidence. Common sense shows that it was a dirty election, but when it comes to evidence that would be admissible in court, it appears that there is none. The system is designed to be anonymous and was finagled to allow fraudulent ballots into the system. Once in the system there was no way to trace them or separate them out. They were probably counted honestly, but many of them should not have been counted. Claims that the software was programmed to change votes are the area where evidence should have been presented by now and since it hasn’t been, it’s not believable. To me at least.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 27, 2021 9:14 am

“With all due respect, Tom, you (and I) were both saying that on Nov 4th. Almost 3 months later, you’re still saying it. At some point the failure to produce evidence justifies an adverse inference.”

I agree. We are rapidly getting to that point. That’s why I urge Trump to show his cards, or tell us he doesn’t have any cards to show, and why.

Trump won’t be able to avoid this issue. He will have to address it one way or another. He’s the one that made the claim and he will have to back up his claim if he wants to preserve his credibility.

The nation needs Trump to be credible. Otherwise, the field is turned over to the radical Democrats and Republicans go into survival mode. And election reform is set back, maybe forever.

Senator Rand Paul said yesterday he was planning on travelling to about 38 States in an effort to reform State election laws.

That’s something Trump should be doing, too. He can do that if he has credible evidence the election was fraudulent. It won’t put him back in the White House, but it will show his supporters that he was cheated and this will hold their loyalty.

And a credible charge of voter fraud will give impetus to reforming State election laws, especially in the contested States.

If Trump cannot prove credible fraud in the 2020 election, then all that goes away and we will be left with Rand Paul fighting for election reform all by himself.

MarkW
Reply to  Harry Davidson
January 23, 2021 12:22 pm

It really is amazing how such arguments are only brought forward when the data is damaging to Democrats.
Who are these nefarious others who had the opportunity to modify the contents of the laptop. It went straight from the repair shop to the FBI.

Joe Crawford
Reply to  MarkW
January 23, 2021 12:41 pm

And don’t forget, while the FBI still has the laptop both the repair shop guy and Rudy Giuliani are supposed to have copies of the hard drive.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Harry Davidson
January 23, 2021 12:25 pm

The problem is the Biden’s never claimed any of the revelations from the laptop data were fake.

Kpar
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
January 24, 2021 8:06 am

That’s only one of MANY problems for China Joe, the Manchurian Candidate…

Joe Crawford
Reply to  Harry Davidson
January 23, 2021 12:37 pm

Careful Harry, it’s comments like yours that might eventually persuade some leaker to release a bit more information from the laptop. From what I have heard from several sources it wouldn’t take more than a few pictures to quiet down the doubters.

paul courtney
Reply to  Harry Davidson
January 23, 2021 4:02 pm

Mr. Davidson: “Chain of custody” is a democrat head-fake talking point. Hunter delivered laptop to his computer guy, who provided it to fbi. There’s no chain-of-custody issue, the fact that you raise it (in fact, all three of your points are dem talking points with no substance) tells us all we need to know.

Joel
Reply to  Harry Davidson
January 23, 2021 4:28 pm

The FBI was not impressed? So, you think it would enhance the career of anybody in the FBI, from the Director on down, to act on information in that laptop? Read the OIG reports on the FBI in the 2016 election and Crossfire Hurricane and see what else the FBI was not impressed by.

Kpar
Reply to  Joel
January 24, 2021 8:08 am

And remember, Christopher Wray is STILL running the DBI.

I think the name should be changed, as they won’t investigate anything not beneficial to the Donkey Party.

Don Perry
Reply to  Harry Davidson
January 23, 2021 5:52 pm

And you believe the FBI???

knr
Reply to  Harry Davidson
January 24, 2021 3:52 pm

You do know that to date NONE of its contents have been denied by the Biden family themselves? No claims have be made their lies or ‘made-up’ from the very people involved . Its others who not even seen its contents who made this claim . Strange don’t you think if the situation is as you claim ?

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Scissor
January 23, 2021 12:23 pm

peek

Al Miller
Reply to  Ron Long
January 23, 2021 11:10 am

Ron, and others, please don’t wait for 2022. Speak up at every chance you have about the corruption under our noses. The time has long since passed where good men must do everything in their power to turn this ship around! For too long we have done nothing while shaking our heads at the likes of Pelosi, Biden Trudeau etc.

shrnfr
Reply to  Ron Long
January 23, 2021 12:39 pm

Come to think of it, wasn’t Mr. Medal’s stepson in on some of the Biden-China action?

David Guy-Johnson
Reply to  Ron Long
January 24, 2021 1:13 am

Just be thankful that you got rid of the cringeworthy embarrassment that was Trump. Mind Biden isn’t much of an improvement. The entire US political class is a national disaster, filled with brainless nobodies who seem incapable of thinking for themselves.

jtom
Reply to  David Guy-Johnson
January 24, 2021 8:09 am

“Embarrassment” pretty much describes the leadership of most countries, today. Trudeau? Macron? Johnson? Take your pick.

At least the U.S. was thriving under Trump, pre-chinagov-pandemic. Can you say that about the others?

Kpar
Reply to  David Guy-Johnson
January 24, 2021 8:11 am

Trump was a breath of fresh air, after decades of the miasma of The Swamp.

You are (mostly) correct about the state of national politics, but you should be cognizant of the fact that any sufficiently disruptive actor would have been treated the way Trump was.

Try to look past the propaganda arm of the Donkeys. The Truth is (often) not pretty.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  David Guy-Johnson
January 26, 2021 10:22 am

“The entire US political class is a national disaster, filled with brainless nobodies who seem incapable of thinking for themselves.”

I think we can apply that to all the Western Democracies. I’m not impressed with any of them or their leadership. Idiocracy, is what I see.

I would take Trump over any of them, any day.

I can stand “cringeworthy” if the policies are correct. And I’m glad Trump fired back at the criminals and propagandists on the Left. It was just what was needed, and we need more of it now.

I hope Trump makes a comeback. I want to hear him haranguing these Leftist A******* from now until the end of time.

All Trump needs to do to make a comeback is to show that the 2020 election was fraudulent. Everything else will follow from that.

Without that evidence of election fraud, I don’t see Trump making much progress for the Right. Anytime he makes a move, the election fraud claims will be thrown up in his face, and if he has no answer, then he loses credibility, and that’s his strongpoint. He loses that and we have to look for a new leader.

I hope we don’t have to look for a new leader.

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philincalifornia
January 23, 2021 10:09 am

Mr Kerry said that withdrawing the US from the Paris agreement had threatened people’s futures all over the world.” 

I’m starting to get embarrassed about living in this country.

Paulet
Reply to  philincalifornia
January 23, 2021 11:23 am

Add Canada to that, world soon

George Daddis
Reply to  philincalifornia
January 23, 2021 12:49 pm

Let’s see. Who was SoS under Obama and Biden the negotiated the “agreement” with China (before the Paris Accords were written) that obligated the US to reduce emissions every year to retroactive goals while China could continue increasing until 2030 and then CONSIDER leveling off or (gasp) reducing?

China reportedly is building 100 – 150 coal plants a year while we are dismantling our fossil fuel sites. With the Paris Accords, we get the added privilege of sending billions to the UN slush fund.

Turn the ship around!?! The US is the only developed country to have reduced CO2 since the accords.

The position is indefensible yet NO ONE in the MSM objects!

Enginer01
Reply to  George Daddis
January 23, 2021 1:58 pm

I hate to see politics on WUWT, but I guess that’s all we have left. The (very expensive, sad) Climate Hoax is both political and religious, as in Man Bad, World Good.
But even worse is the fact that the peak of our civilization was about 1976. After that we had to send our wives out to work to support our needed standard of living. Regulations were adjusted to make the wealthy wealthier, and keep the poor (Remember “they will always be with you”) poor, now we will throw scraps to 2/3 of the country to keep the S&P500 up there? Dream on!

jtom
Reply to  Enginer01
January 24, 2021 8:24 am

Most of your “analysis” is unsupported by fact. If you want to live a pre-1976 lifestyle, a family can certainly do that on one paycheck. Little things, like houses much bigger than the old norm of two bedrooms one bath, multiple cars, Internet, electronics, cell phones, microwaves, elaborate home appliances, double and triple garages instead of a single-car carport, etc. usually requires a second paycheck.

And the ‘scraps’ being thrown at 2/3 of the country allows them to live at a much higher standard of living than their parents. The working poor, today, live better than the middle class did when I was growing up in the 1950s.

To complain that your raise wasn’t as big as someone else’s is only wealth envy. No wealthy person has stolen a cent from you, no one has denied you anything. If you have made others rich buying iPhones and such, that was your choice. You could have bought shares of Apple, instead, like I did over a decade ago.

Gordon A. Dressler
January 23, 2021 10:10 am

From the above article: “Mr Kerry said that withdrawing the US from the Paris agreement had threatened people’s futures all over the world.”

I say: “China simply threatens people’s future all over the world.”

markl
January 23, 2021 10:13 am

The useful idiots are coming out of the woodwork in droves.

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  markl
January 23, 2021 11:30 am

Kerry has taken it so far he is a useless idiot.

Richard Page
Reply to  Trying to Play Nice
January 23, 2021 1:46 pm

Kerry has been a useless idiot for a long time. Usually someone this incompetent is strongly advised to retire to write their memoirs – I can only assume someone is keeping him around as a fall guy for later.

mikee
Reply to  markl
January 23, 2021 4:58 pm

Lurch is an imbecile.

Kpar
Reply to  mikee
January 24, 2021 9:32 am

Calling The Traitor “Lurch” is an insult to the memory of actor Ted Cassidy, by all accounts a very nice man.

Mike Bryant
Reply to  Kpar
January 24, 2021 2:14 pm

It’s also an insult to Lurch.

Derg
January 23, 2021 10:15 am

If there ever was the post child for a DC swamp creature enter John Kerry the supreme 💩

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Derg
January 23, 2021 12:28 pm

Kerry is the US version of Britain’s Prince Charles.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
January 23, 2021 4:25 pm

With the delicious irony that both of them are neomonarchists.

God save the Queen

David Guy-Johnson
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
January 24, 2021 1:15 am

Rubbish. The Prince of Wales is wrong on some matters but he’s essentially a decent man at heart. Kerry on tehe other hand is a self seeking …….. (expletive deleted)

Mr.
January 23, 2021 10:15 am

Well, we can all take comfort that things are getting back to normal now that Joe is in the big chair –

a “last chance to save the world” gabfest is to be held in Glasgow.

I was getting worried for a while there that we were running out of “last chances”

YallaYPoora Kid
Reply to  Mr.
January 23, 2021 1:29 pm

There will always be a last chance to make money from the public purse. Leeches have to suck on something / someone or otherwise it’s the end!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Mr.
January 26, 2021 10:39 am

“Well, we can all take comfort that things are getting back to normal now that Joe is in the big chair –”

“Back to normal” can be described as the News Media not now constantly badgering the President of the United States.

We now have a love-fest between the Press and the White House. This gives a false sense of being “back to normal”.

The abnormality was created by the Leftwing Press and how they behave when it comes to Republican verses Democrat presidents.

The Leftwing Media will always raise hell with Republican presidents. Is this a reason not to elect Republican presidents, so we can have harmony in the White House press room? That’s the message the Leftwing Media sends to everyone. They are the disruptors of normal.

I hate propagandists. They are the most dangerous people in the world.

Tom Halla
January 23, 2021 10:17 am

A truly horrid thought is that Kerry ran for President.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Tom Halla
January 23, 2021 12:33 pm

Like Hillary and now 78 year old white dude Biden, they represented the Best the Dems could offer.

RelPerm
Reply to  Tom Halla
January 23, 2021 12:39 pm

As did Al Gore, and he almost won. Now that is double scary!!

Chris Nisbet
January 23, 2021 10:26 am

CO2 is dirty? Did I go to the wrong schools? I thought it was the stuff of life.
Just like the sea getting more corrosive as it approaches pH 7. Who knew?

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Chris Nisbet
January 23, 2021 12:30 pm

The open oceans will never get close to pH 7. About pH 7.8 is as low as they can go due to massive buffering capacity in the system.

Ian Magness
January 23, 2021 10:28 am

I have a different C word for the likes of Kerry. As workers get laid off and oil & gas and coal businesses go bust, I suspect others may follow.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Ian Magness
January 23, 2021 12:32 pm

Dem governors have already decimated the restaurant and entertainment, amusement parks, theaters in their states.

David Kamakaris
January 23, 2021 10:36 am

“Some countries are funding coal-fired power plants around the world, some countries are planning to bring increased coal-fired power online.”

No shit, Sherlock. What in the blue hell did you think China was going to do when the country was given a bye until 2030 do SUPPOSEDLY do anything about reducing their CO2 emissions?

God help us! The useful idiots are now swarming like flies on a dead horse.

George Daddis
Reply to  David Kamakaris
January 23, 2021 12:51 pm

As I noted, who was the SoS under Obama/Biden who “negotiated” that agreement with China PRIOR to the Paris Accords?

David Kamakaris
Reply to  George Daddis
January 23, 2021 2:17 pm

Thanks a bunch, Lurch!

Old Retired Guy
January 23, 2021 10:38 am

These traitors are subsidizing China by driving down the cost of the coal and oil that China is using.

gringojay
January 23, 2021 10:39 am

This is the J.Kerry who, indirectly, in 2017 bought an 18 Acre oceanfront 7 bedroom home for US$11,750,000 in the USA north-east Martha’sVineyard. He does not insist his wife divest of owning multiple homes or some extra transportation machines because, “shut up”.

Derg
Reply to  gringojay
January 23, 2021 12:24 pm

Shut up slave…I fixed it for you 😉

MarkW
Reply to  gringojay
January 23, 2021 12:25 pm

You don’t understand, those who consider themselves to be out “betters” are entitled to those things because “running other people’s lives is just so darn stressful”.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  gringojay
January 26, 2021 10:48 am

“This is the J.Kerry who, indirectly, in 2017 bought an 18 Acre oceanfront 7 bedroom home for US$11,750,000 in the USA north-east Martha’sVineyard.”

I hear that the criminal, Joe Biden, is going to give a speech on Climate Change tomorrow and as part of that speech he is going to recommend spending a lot of money building, wait for it: Seawalls! to combat sea level rise!

I don’t have any inside knowledge as to where he will propose to build new sea walls. Martha’s Vineyard, maybe? Where’s ole Barack’s new oceanside house located? Does he need a new sea wall?

January 23, 2021 10:43 am

The thing about Trump is that he might have been an unpredictable bas***d but he was on our side.
Now that he has gone, all the enemies of western civilisation have breathed a sigh of relief and are about to challenge what they see as a weak replacement.

Derg
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
January 23, 2021 11:18 am

Stephen Why did you use the term bast*d?

Also, what was unpredictable about him?

farmerbraun
Reply to  Derg
January 23, 2021 12:07 pm

Homoeopathic TDS. Still works. 🙁

Reply to  farmerbraun
January 23, 2021 12:56 pm

I used that term because I don’t like him as a person but recognise that his diagnoses and solutions are often right.
Sometimes a bas***d who is on your side is just what you need when there are worse bas***ds on the other side.

Reply to  Stephen Wilde
January 23, 2021 12:57 pm

And unpredictability is a useful weapon against opponents so I see that as a plus too.

Derg
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
January 23, 2021 4:02 pm

Stephen do you know him as a person or do you only know him through the lens which someone let you see him?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Derg
January 26, 2021 11:00 am

An important point. The persona of Trump presented by the Leftwig Media is a huge distortion of reality.

Distortions repeated long enough become reality in too many people’s minds.

George Daddis
Reply to  Derg
January 23, 2021 12:57 pm

If you were from the South you’d recognize the aphorism “He may be a B***, but he is our B****..”. This is a way to express a grudging appreciation of the man.
(Bless his heart!)

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Derg
January 26, 2021 10:54 am

Yeah, Trump was pretty predictable. Blunt, and to the point and didn’t pull his punches for anyone, if they took a punch at him. You could count on it. The Leftwing Media hated him for it. He drove their favorability ratings down to their lowest levels in history. Deservedly so.

And keep in mind that Trump is not the one who is the divider of the nation, rather, according to the polls, something like 80 percent of Americans polled thought the News Media were the ones most responsible for dividing the nation. And they *are* the most responsible. Their lies and distortions are tearing our nation apart, and they are doing it on purpose, for partisan political gain.

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jtom
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
January 24, 2021 8:35 am

Being such a person is a feature, not a flaw wrt Washington politics. You do not send in a choirboy to fight the entrenched a..hol.s there. You must send in a bigger, meaner dog.

As far as nice, respectable, and ethical, Jimmy Carter was number one in those categories in my lifetime. He was a disaster as a President. You want a guy who can handle the job. You’re not looking for a roommate.

ResourceGuy
January 23, 2021 10:44 am

Let them eat bugs.

ResourceGuy
January 23, 2021 10:52 am

The final assault on middle earth for a carbon tax is on–led by a tall orc.

Climate believer
January 23, 2021 10:52 am

Probably the worst secretary of state the US has ever had, and he’s got some stiff opposition for that title.

If there was ever a man who shouldn’t go talk to foreigners, it’s him.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Climate believer
January 23, 2021 12:47 pm

Lurch even beats out Madeleine Not-at-all-Bright and Hillary Rotten-Satan!

Dave Fair
Reply to  Climate believer
January 23, 2021 12:51 pm

Ever since his short Vietnam experience, John Kerry has consistently shown his monomaniacal desire to be noticed, make his mark, and leave a legacy. His pathological desire to make flashy deals, no matter the cost to the U.S., led us to the Iran nuclear deal, Paris Accords and numerous concessions to America’s global adversaries. If it sounds good to the Swamp, Kerry is all for it.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Climate believer
January 26, 2021 11:02 am

“If there was ever a man who shouldn’t go talk to foreigners, it’s him.”

Exactly right. The absolute worst choice. The man is clueless, among other things.

CD in Wisconsin
January 23, 2021 12:00 pm

John Kerry is one of those brilliant light bulbs who demonstrates an apt ability to confuse science on one hand with religious and political doctrines on the other. His treatment of the CAGW theory as an unquestionable and infallible narrative endows the theory with a religious cult-like character which basically serves to blend science and and concept of a cult together. It makes the CAGW theory a religious doctrine itself.

His ignorance of the nature of scientific discourse and of the way science works results in his treatment of skeptics as little more than religious heretics. It is likely that his political bent and his preconceived belief systems cause him to readily accept what the alarmists are saying, and the theory thus becomes a pleasing source of confirmation bias for him and his beliefs. Those who provide confirmation bias for him cannot possibly be wrong.

Kerry is a member of an organization (the name escapes me at the moment) which sent a letter to Facebook a while back demanding that skeptics be silenced on Facebook…. and freedom of speech be damned. With that letter he and that organization sent, Kerry demonstrates how he can and does confuse arrogance and egotism for morality and righteousness. Knowing the difference between the two is what can keep you from looking like a fool.

Biden’s belief that Kerry is correct on the climate issue puts Biden pretty much in the same boat as his climate underling. I don’t recall what Kerry’s record was as Secretary of State. With no science background however, Kerry’s position in the Biden admin as Climate Czar makes about as much sense as taking the head of the janitorial staff at a hospital and appointing him the head of surgery. Nobody ever said politics was supposed to make any sense, and the Biden administration does not disappoint.

Biden and Kerry likely will experience considerable frustration with the likes of China and India on the issue of climate and CO2 emissions, and my sympathy with their frustration will fit on the tip of my pinky finger….with room to spare. I admit to not having a lot of patience with stupidity, but I am trying very hard to reserve judgement on the Biden Administration until he has been in office a while. I however don’t anticipate that reserving any judgement will be easy to do.

MarkW
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
January 23, 2021 12:27 pm

Leftists have never believed that people have a right to disagree with them. Be the subject climate change, or anything.

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
January 23, 2021 1:22 pm

Oops, I will have to apologize and retract something I said above. Kerry did NOT sign the letter to Facebook requesting the climate skeptics be silenced on Facebook. However, a few former EPA administrators did sign it (Carol Browner, Gina McCarthy). Apologies to Secretary Kerry on this….BUT his position on climate is still WRONG.

Facebook Must Stop the Spread of Climate Misinformation | Climate Power 2020

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
January 23, 2021 8:35 pm

I’m sure he would have signed it, if anyone felt he was important enough to ask.

Joel O'Bryan
January 23, 2021 12:22 pm

Glasgow would be the “last, most important opportunity” to make progress, “

Q: How many “last” opportunities can the Climate Scammers imagine?
A: As many as needed.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
January 23, 2021 12:43 pm

The last before ocean cooling becomes a problem for them and agenda science.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  ResourceGuy
January 23, 2021 12:52 pm

agenda science = politicized science = junk science = Kerry as climate czar.

philincalifornia
Reply to  ResourceGuy
January 23, 2021 8:15 pm

I don’t know if it’s a chicken and egg case, but people stupid enough to vote for senile Joe will most definitely believe that global warming causes global cooling.

ResourceGuy
January 23, 2021 12:36 pm

Worry!!

BobM
January 23, 2021 12:50 pm

“Some countries are funding coal-fired power plants around the world, some countries are planning to bring increased coal-fired power online. So my plea to everybody is that”… you must eliminate the thought that you can have reliable, inexpensive electricity.

Fixed it.

Bruce Cobb
January 23, 2021 12:56 pm

Nothing could possibly be more wreckless or anti-democratic than what the climate campaigners are doing, and plan to do to our energy systems and to our economies.

January 23, 2021 12:58 pm

President Trump has so much information that is going to come out bit by bit and bite each and everyone slowly to where they are going to call him Uncle Donald President Trump.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Sid Abma
January 23, 2021 8:36 pm

Yawn

ResourceGuy
January 23, 2021 1:17 pm

I think he should sail to Glasgow in his own sailboat and let Greta be navigator.

Independent
Reply to  ResourceGuy
January 23, 2021 1:35 pm

Hmm…how are the yacht taxes in Scotland?

gringojay
Reply to  Independent
January 23, 2021 1:50 pm

For the non-American WUWT-erites: Kerry, whose home state is Massachusetts, just 11 years ago was nationally pilloried for buying a new 76 foot yacht for US$7,000,000 & then attempting to make it’s home berth in different state. The slime factor was because, by finagling the yacht as belonging in the other state, Kerry would avoid paying over US$430,000 of sales tax on the yacht to Massachusetts coffers.

Richard Page
Reply to  gringojay
January 24, 2021 3:30 am

Thanks for that, I was wondering. So basically, a career politician doing what every career politician does but stupid enough to be caught with his hands in the till. Got it – we’ve got more than a few of those over here as well.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Richard Page
January 26, 2021 11:07 am

If you are a Democrat, you don’t really get “caught” over here in the U.S. The Media ignore your transgression, and the law smiles favorably on you when Democrats are in office.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Independent
January 23, 2021 1:58 pm

Not to worry, there are many uses for the coming carbon tax fund.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  ResourceGuy
January 26, 2021 11:12 am

I think ole Traitor Joe is in too much of a hurry for climate cash to wait on a carbon [sic] tax. Rumor has it Biden is going to take Wuhan virus stimulus money from the EPA funds and use it for climate change projects.

Climate Change is apparetly more important to Biden than helping Americans get through the Wuhan virus pandemic.

See what happens when you lie to people, Climategate Charlatans? Our leaders end up making very stupid decisions based on the lies you told them about the Earth’s climate. I do hope the law of Karma is operative. It would serve them right, wouldn’t it.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tom Abbott
January 27, 2021 9:32 am

That should read FEMA funds Biden wants to hijack for his climate change scheme, rather than the EPA.

Chris Hanley
January 23, 2021 1:29 pm

Unattributed caption to dramatic photo of firefighters on BBC site:
‘Wildfires in California have been associated with climate change’.
comment image
‘Associated’ by whom, probably Matt McGrath himself.

Mike Dubrasich
Reply to  Chris Hanley
January 23, 2021 4:00 pm

This wildfire “cause” pie is a red herring. What matters is not the ignition source but the acreage burned, severity, and cost-plus-loss.

In any case, the real “cause” is the fuel. No fuels, no fire.
Discontinuous fuels, smaller fires. Fuel management is the solution.

That CDFFP threw in “climate change” as an “association” is pure drivel.

Of course, none of this has anything to do with Ketchup Boy, a billionaire oligarch, anti-American terrorist lover, cash cow to the Mullahs, a flat-Earther, a loser, and a raving hypocrite. Lurch personifies the New Left. No wonder Tranny Joe selected him to spread lies.

Peta of Newark
January 23, 2021 1:37 pm

Slightly OT but still ‘on‘, a little lesson in how politicos just shouldn’t meddle in things they don’t understand..
My County Council (Notts) took on the Energy Suppliers
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-54056695

And its me who is gonna pay for that – Council Tax goes up by 5% this April – meaning it will double every 15 years.
Apart from rising taxes signifying economies that are completely dead-on-their-feet, most of that rise (3 of the 5 per cent) is supposedly earmarked for Adult Social Care
i.e. Adults that are dead on their feet
Roughly will generate about £2 Billion, per year for ever more

What happened there, why so many physically and mentally disabled people during times when “Things Have Never Been So Good‘?
The very simple fact that NASA thinks they can fly a helicopter on Mars is absolute proof of Never Been Goodlier Than Goodie Goody Good Times.

You know why. I keep saying why. The same reason Covid is being such a succesful virus, not only at killing people but in creating panic-stricken headless chickens – just like Climate Change.

care for another donut sir? Donuts are for Good Times

Roland F Hirsch
January 23, 2021 1:52 pm

Actually “ this year’s climate meeting in Glasgow” will be a great opportunity to add significant amounts of wonderful CO2 to the atmosphere! The thousands (ten thousands?) of attendees! All the private jets! Past “climate” meetings have produced as much as 250,000 tons of CO2 for the atmosphere.

knr
Reply to  Roland F Hirsch
January 24, 2021 4:04 pm

Its been a long term irony that when they pick places for these ‘gatherings ‘ one thing they have to consider is the capacity of local airports to deal with ….private jets given the numbers used to attend this event !

January 23, 2021 2:22 pm

That photo of John Kerry always reminds me of “Mandrake gestures hypnotically”. Mandrake however is more believable than John Kerry.

Joseph Zorzin
January 23, 2021 2:24 pm

Does Kerry have an electric car? A guy who can afford a $700 haircut can afford an electric limo.

Loren C. Wilson
January 23, 2021 2:30 pm

And of course, the Glasgow conference will be held virtually so as to not produce the hundreds of tons of CO2 that the travelers and their entourages will create. I’m not holding my breath. Perhaps our chief apologists who post here can explain why the conference has to be in person when we have all worked remotely as much as possible for a year now.

Klem
Reply to  Loren C. Wilson
January 24, 2021 12:00 am

They must meet in person so their crimes cannot be seen, heard or recorded. It’s as simple as that.

observa
January 23, 2021 2:40 pm

It has come to the politburos attention that some counter-revolutionaries have been exaggerating the carbon footprint of the new US climate changing fearless leader and we want to put those ugly rumours to rest-
Does John Kerry Own Multiple Houses, Cars, and Yachts? (snopes.com)
Rest assured the peoples great struggle goes on and mask up up people.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  observa
January 23, 2021 8:44 pm

Funny. Snopes says the allegations are misleading, because most of the homes and vehicles belong to his wife. And the he sold the yacht a couple of years ago (so that’s ok then, right?). Wow Snopes, how low can you go?

Richard Page
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
January 24, 2021 4:19 am

Lower. Far lower. I’ve been incredibly disappointed in snopes for the past 4 years – they just went into full partisan mode and are still doing it.

Pat from kerbob
January 23, 2021 4:06 pm

There is no one happier at Biden’s win than Justin Trudeau as he now has more cover for his idiotic policies and what he intends to do to canada.

Stevecsd
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
January 23, 2021 9:20 pm

I heard Trudeau was a little ticked off at Biden because Biden issued an executive order stopping the Keystone pipeline.

Klem
Reply to  Stevecsd
January 24, 2021 12:03 am

He wasn’t ticked off, otherwise he would have cried in front of the cameras.

January 23, 2021 4:14 pm

nothing tougher than admitting you were played

Martin
January 23, 2021 4:15 pm

I’m wondering if China has another agenda by building all these coal fired powerplants. The debt angle is pretty obvious but is there a bigger “long game” benefit to be had? If China loses its developing nation status, what happens?

philincalifornia
Reply to  Martin
January 23, 2021 4:36 pm

That would be in the phony world, not the real world so, in a word, nothing.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Martin
January 23, 2021 8:46 pm

If China loses its developing nation status, what happens?”

I don’t think they care. They’ll do what they want when they want. Who’s going to stop them?

Joel
January 23, 2021 4:26 pm

o my plea to everybody is that we have to reach a much faster path of decarbonisation, it is doable.”
So, Biden, based on his climate imperatives, put thousands of US workers out of a job on his first day in office, by decree, but Kerry will plead with the Chinese.
Sucks to be us.

Editor
January 23, 2021 5:52 pm

“No doubt China will decide reducing coal consumption is more important than their plans for coal powered belt and road global domination, after John Kerry has an earnest chat with them.”. They don’t need to have an earnest chat with John Kerry, they are already a long way ahead of the West towards their target of ‘carbon neutrality’, and they are building new coal-fired power stations as part of their long term strategy to peak CO2 emissions by 2030 and achieve ‘carbon neutrality’. They said so themselves. People in the West must be thick as bricks not to understand that. Mustn’t they?

George Daddis
Reply to  Mike Jonas
January 24, 2021 7:22 am

They had an “earnest chat” with Kerry when he negotiated the agreement with China for Obama/Biden that permitted them to increase CO2 until 2030 when they would CONSIDER leveling off.
No need for another.

fred250
January 23, 2021 6:06 pm

Didn’t take long, did it !!

https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2019/09/29/syria-demands-withdrawal-of-all-american-turkish-forces/

Testing a very weak US president…… there will be much more of this coming.

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aussiecol
Reply to  fred250
January 23, 2021 6:32 pm

Yes, just recently Iran is sabre rattling to get revenge for the drone execution of major general Qasem Soleimani. It will be interesting to see how the Biden camp responds if they do.

Richard Page
Reply to  aussiecol
January 24, 2021 3:43 am

Not well. Trump was savvy enough to resurrect Reagan’s sabre rattling posture in return for foreign sabre rattling. Other decisions he made may not have been the wisest for a long term regional strategy but did get him short term gains. Kerry and Biden will not do well – the Democrats history in such matters indicates that they will attempt to negotiate, get confused and be completely unable to deal with the sabre rattling and will then call on the US military to bail them out of a situation that they just made far, far worse. Given that Russian military is in place already it could get ugly.

Richard Page
Reply to  Richard Page
January 24, 2021 4:22 am

And for those of you not au fait with the latest military threat assessment – ugly is one level above messy but one level below nasty.

Jim
January 23, 2021 7:28 pm

Hey John, you better get over to China, then India and tell them – “We won’t do one more dime of trading with you, until you drop your pollution and CO2 levels down by 100%!” But if you give me my usual fee, I’ll extend that date each year.

Jeff Alberts
January 23, 2021 8:20 pm

US Special Envoy on climate change John Kerry has said the country will now push for rapid action after four years of “reckless behaviour” under Donald Trump.”

Wow! Unification!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
January 26, 2021 11:26 am

Trump was just trying to clean up the reckless behavior of the Obama-Biden administration. Now, those Democrat fools are back in power and screwing things up again, like they did the first time.

Gary Pearse
January 23, 2021 10:24 pm

The Climate Wroughters know the earth has been turning troublingly cooler the last 5 years since the recent El Niño and ice extent has recovered and is rising at both poles. They are desperate to get regs in place so they can take credit for this natural cooling which they fear could see the Dreaded Pause return. Sign a bunch of laws in and then they can get in front of the cooling parade. Of course this will be heralded and seminal papers will be written that they saved the planet. Michael Mann will be the US climate czar, of course.

very old white guy
January 24, 2021 5:32 am

China will dominate the world because the western world is full of idiots and morons who will buy into any fraud that comes down the pipe.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  very old white guy
January 26, 2021 11:28 am

“China will dominate the world because the western world is full of idiots and morons”

And cowards.

Dave Andrews
January 24, 2021 6:23 am
Kpar
January 24, 2021 8:02 am

You failed to use Mr. Kerry’s proper title.

It is “The Traitor John F. Kerry”.

I now return you to your regular commentary…

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Kpar
January 26, 2021 11:29 am

Yes, I do consider John Kerry to be a traitor to his country.

I consider him to be a lot of other ugly things too, but I won’t go into that here.

griff
January 24, 2021 8:07 am

Well don’t forget other parts of Asia are busy cancelling coal plans:

According to a new analysis from Global Energy Monitor (GEM), four of the region’s largest emerging economies – Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam – may have cancelled nearly 45 gigawatts (GW) of coal power in 2020, equivalent to the total installed capacity of Germany.’

And if Japan goes ahead with plans to scrap 30 GW of inefficient coal plant, that exceeds by some way the (now) 8 GW of new efficient coal planned.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  griff
January 24, 2021 10:10 am

“May have”??

John
January 24, 2021 8:55 am

Kerry is a total doofus.

Barnes Moore
January 24, 2021 8:58 am

Renewable energy would need to be ramped up six times faster, and the transition to electric vehicles needed to take place 22 times faster than at present.

Does he just make this stuff up on the fly?

ResourceGuy
January 24, 2021 1:30 pm

Kerry is definitely meant for northeast urban areas and for export. He would quickly damage the Party in other areas of the U.S. in a different role.

knr
January 24, 2021 3:50 pm

Kerrys step son is deeply involved in Hunters little ‘China game’ so like Joe his got very good reasons to ‘handle the issue with care’

Gregory Kelly
January 24, 2021 3:54 pm

Did he observe this from his fuel guzzling yacht or his huge mansion? He is truly the worst Hypocrat!

Killer Marmot
January 24, 2021 7:57 pm

This is the same genius who said that moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would result in an “absolute explosion” of Arab conflict. The only explosion that occurred was the number of Arab states wanting to normalize relations with Israel.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Killer Marmot
January 26, 2021 11:33 am

Good point. Just like everything else, John Kerry got Middle East peace exactly backwards.

He and Traitor Joe make a good pair, if you are looking for a couple of idiots who are willing to betray their country when it serves their purposes.

January 25, 2021 6:10 am

The Chinese have a model of coal fired power station where coal power can be replaced by a nuclear module.

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