John Kerry Repeats His “Last Hope” Claim Over Paris Agreement Talks

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

John Kerry has repeated his claim the upcoming COP26 talks have to produce results. Remarkably Kerry also criticised China’s efforts. It will be interesting to see how public criticism of China works out at this year’s climate talks.

US rejoins Paris climate accord with warning: this year’s talks are ‘last, best hope’

John Kerry made remark as US officially returned to climate agreement on Friday, 107 days after it left under Donald Trump

Oliver Milman
@olliemilman
Sat 20 Feb 2021 03.46 AEDT

The US has marked its return to the Paris agreement by urging countries to do more to confront the climate crisis, with America’s climate envoy, John Kerry, warning that international talks this year are the “last, best hope” of avoiding catastrophic global heating.

“This is a significant day, a day that never had to happen,” Kerry said to Al Gore, the former US vice-president, in a conversation filmed on the eve of the re-entry. “It’s so sad that our previous president without any scientific basis or any legitimate economic rationale decided to pull America out. It hurt us and it hurt the world.”

Kerry said that none of the world’s major emitters, including China, India and the EU, are doing enough and that key UN climate talks later this year in Glasgow, Scotland, provide the “last, best hope we have” to get the world on track to avoid runaway climate change.

“The meeting in Glasgow rises in its importance,” said Kerry, a former US secretary of state. “We are at this most critical moment where we have the capacity to define the decade of the 20s which will make or break us to get to net zero carbon in 2050.” Kerry said that countries will have to “define in real terms their roadmap for the next 10 years, the next 30 years. We are talking about a reality we haven’t been able to assemble in these meetings so far.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/19/us-paris-climate-agreement-john-kerry

With his repeated last chance claims, John Kerry has added his name to the hilarious and very long list of last chances to save the world from climate change. The list stretches all the way back to the 1980s, so clearly some of the last chance claims were a little exaggerated.

For someone who claims to worry about climate change, John Kerry certainly made a credible effort to single handedly cause climate change under President Obama.

In his last year in office under Obama, John Kerry admitted he had travelled 1.06 million miles over the course of three years, flying around, trying to save the world from the carbon monster.

Perhaps someone should introduce Kerry to the concept of teleconferencing, before he personally wrecks the planet with his diplomatic excesses.

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Chris Nisbet
February 20, 2021 6:08 pm

“without any scientific basis or any legitimate economic rationale”.
Isn’t the onus on those making the extraordinary claims that the world is burning up to provide the evidence?
And isn’t this evidence in extremely short supply?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Chris Nisbet
February 20, 2021 6:40 pm

US CO2 emissions dropped under Trump. The US is actually reducing its omissions, while all those virtue signallers are exceeding their promises of cuts.

Kerry ought to go over to Europe and demand all of them, including China and India match the US CO2 reduction under Trump.

Trump doesn’t even try and he reduces CO2 while the self-rightious alarmists produce more.

Will Kerry get tough with the Chicoms? I tend to doubt it. If he does, he’ll probably screw it up. The Chicoms aren’t like the usual fools Kerry is used to dealing with in the U.S. The Chicoms are on to delusional virtue signalers like Kerry. They’ll humor him, unless he gets tough with them, and then they will get tough with Kerry. Then Kerry will fold.

I don’t have any confidence in Kerry doing anything that will benefit the United States. Every move he makes harms the U.S. That’s his track record.

commieBob
Reply to  Tom Abbott
February 20, 2021 7:54 pm

Will Kerry get tough with the Chicoms?

China’s feeble efforts to curb its CO2 emissions are a wonderful excuse to impose tariffs. This is similar to EU tariffs aimed at products that aren’t produced in a climate friendly way.

A quick google shows a lot of folks referring to Biden as Trump-lite. We should be so lucky.

Unlike previous Democrats, Biden appears to have learned some lessons from Trump’s successes.

President-Elect Biden campaigned on a platform that included a focus on continued onshoring of the production of “critical products.” The Biden Administration onshoring plan seeks to reduce supply chain risks and national security threats by incentives to rebuild the United States’ manufacturing capacity. The Biden plan includes both general and medical specific strategies: link

Has an American administration directly criticized China on its climate policies before?

On the other hand, China may reach the point where it can fuel its growth on its own internal markets, such is its size. In that case, it doesn’t matter what the US says or does.

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Walter Horsting
Reply to  commieBob
February 21, 2021 8:20 am

That is after they build, construct, and finance some 1,500 coal plants and adding a 2 Million ton a year coal railline.

Kenji
Reply to  Tom Abbott
February 20, 2021 8:11 pm

Super carbon user, Bill Gates purchases “offsets” which assuage him from all warmist-guilt. He reduces Co2 the old fashioned way … he BUYS it

Don
Reply to  Kenji
February 20, 2021 9:23 pm

Indulgences by any other name….

Reply to  Don
February 21, 2021 2:42 am

“Pardons hot from Rome”. SSDD.
– The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer, circa 1400

This Pardoner had waxy-yellow hair, hanging smooth, like a hank of flax, spread over his shoulders in thin strands. For sport he wore no hood, which was trussed up in his wallet; riding with his hair disheveled, bareheaded except for his cap, he thought he was all in the latest fashion. His eyes were glaring like a hare’s. He had a veronica sewed on his cap, and his wallet, brimful of pardons hot from Rome, lay before him on his saddle. His voice was as small as a goat’s. He had no beard nor ever would have, his face was as smooth as if lately shaven; I believe he was a mare or a gelding. But as for his trade, from Berwick to Dover there was not such another pardoner. 

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Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Kenji
February 20, 2021 9:24 pm

He also writes fantasy books.

Ron Long
Reply to  Tom Abbott
February 21, 2021 2:37 am

Right, Tom Abbot, about Kerry leaning on China. However, the CCP won’t bother to go after Kerry, they will just remind Joe Biden how much data they are holding on the Slimy Money Affairs between the Biden Family and China, and Kerry will get the word to deflect blame from China. This is not going to end well.

Richard (the cynical one)
Reply to  Chris Nisbet
February 20, 2021 7:14 pm

But it’s such a well written script!! These phrases roll off the tongue in impressive tones, rich and weighty with gravitas, profound, eloquent as any Shakespearean soliloquy. And you have the audacity to mention the paucity of evidence? Begone, brat! The emperor is fully clothed in regal splendour, no matter what your eyes tell you!

Kenji
Reply to  Richard (the cynical one)
February 20, 2021 8:12 pm

THAT was a naked image … I did NOT need to imagine

eck
Reply to  Chris Nisbet
February 20, 2021 8:42 pm

Ooooh, I missed that. He’s got the “rule of law” (right inference?) wrong. Evidence??

griff
Reply to  Chris Nisbet
February 21, 2021 1:03 am

No!

David Kamakaris
Reply to  griff
February 21, 2021 4:13 am

Please, Griff, share with us the scientific basis and economic rationale that lead Kerry and Biden to bring us back into the Paris Climate Accord.

MarkW
Reply to  griff
February 21, 2021 7:07 am

Ah yes, the warmunist just informs us that we will have to take it’s word for it.
The evidence exists, but why should I show it to you when you all you want to do is try and refute it.

Richard (the cynical one)
Reply to  MarkW
February 21, 2021 4:04 pm

Dave K and Mark W: it looks like Griff has writer’s block, which kicked in after his one word composition. Or decomposition, if you will.

DonM
Reply to  griff
February 22, 2021 10:08 am

griff,

… you ignorant slut …

Enacting all of the Paris protocol would, at best (and in theory), keep the warming down by 0.2 degrees (or some other minuscule amount). The Paris agreement is a sham and you are a shill.

(Saying ‘No’ when you know you don’t mean it doesn’t give you a moral out.)

Edward Katz
February 20, 2021 6:13 pm

What Kerry should have said is that this is the last chance until the next last chance.

Jon R
Reply to  Edward Katz
February 20, 2021 7:53 pm

Carbon Jesus stands ready to accept the newly repented at all times!

Jeff Meyer
Reply to  Edward Katz
February 21, 2021 6:54 am

Lurch!

David Kamakaris
February 20, 2021 6:20 pm

“It’s so sad that our previous president without any scientific basis or any legitimate economic rationale decided to pull America out. It hurt us and it hurt the world.”

Please, Mr. Kerry, share with us the scientific basis and economic rationale that lead you and Biden to bring us back into the Paris Climate Accord.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  David Kamakaris
February 20, 2021 6:47 pm

I would like to hear that myself. Just how did pulling out of the Paris Accord harm us?

What Kerry considers to be the “hurt” is the harm Trump’s withdrawal did to Globalism. That’s what he is worried about. What will the other Elites from around the world think about the US. elites, like Kerry? Will the UN still love us?

Trump says, “America First”, while Biden and Kerry say, “America Last”.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Tom Abbott
February 21, 2021 6:58 am

The Paris “Accord” is all about extorting money, has nothing to do with climate.

Richard (the cynical one)
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
February 21, 2021 7:39 am

Carlo, your cynicism makes it look like the Paris Accord ‘reallocation of funds’ has shifted your pockets to the debit column. But your loss is someone else’s gain, so it all averages out. Can’t you just be happy for them? If it bothers you that much, go get in on the scam. Your principles and self respect are an unnecessary burden you don’t need.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Richard (the cynical one)
February 21, 2021 11:26 am

Dr. Shiva’s outline of the Paris Accords:



Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Richard (the cynical one)
February 21, 2021 10:24 pm

Shirley you forgot the sarc

DrEd
Reply to  David Kamakaris
February 21, 2021 8:06 am

C’mon, Lurch!

Joel O'Bryan
February 20, 2021 6:26 pm

The Climate Woke get special carbon credits, just for being climate woke. And Kerry is among the wokest of the climate woke.
Just like Bill Gates and his new book on the climate scam, he gets special carbon credits to offset his enormous carbon footprint and to keep on going like a petroleum-powered Energizer Bunny. The Obama’s sea-side estate on Martha’s Vineyard is also similarly in a “climate protected status” because of Baracks’s climate wokeness. Remember, he single-handedly stopped the rise of the oceans and cooled the planet.

It’s how the climate scam is played for the elitists. All the climate sacrifices they claim are needed are sacrifices for you and me, the little people of the middle class.

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AntonyIndia
February 20, 2021 6:29 pm

The usual lazy wrong clubbing of India with China in the West, just because they are two Asian giants. China has 400% more output than India in a lot of areas, starting with CO2. India is closer to Japan or Russia for those who want to club, and China with the US.

Would you like Asians to club the US with Russia just because they are both northern giants?

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  AntonyIndia
February 20, 2021 6:36 pm

India is used as an example because the COP process has put no limits on India’s CO2 emissions, just like China.
This situation is pointed out not to indict or embarrass India, but to show the utter stupidity of the COP process on GHG emissions. When the IPCCC claims CO2 emissions are an existential threat to the planet, they only mean CO2 emissions by the West are a threat, a block they want to bring to a socialist One World Governance.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  AntonyIndia
February 20, 2021 6:51 pm

I like India.

I prefer to club the Chicoms.

The Chicoms represent the great evil and the great threat in the world. Everybody should be clubbing them.

Hivemind
Reply to  Tom Abbott
February 20, 2021 7:17 pm

Except they aren’t baby seals – they can fight back.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Hivemind
February 21, 2021 3:12 pm

They haven’t been very successful at it in the past. The Chicom’s talk a good game. Talk is cheap.

Richard (the cynical one)
Reply to  Tom Abbott
February 20, 2021 7:22 pm

I think AntonyIndia meant ‘clubbing’ in the sense of ‘joining together as a club’ rather than as ‘hitting your target over its head with a club’. But it is hard to tell because the phasing is ambiguous.

PCman999
Reply to  Richard (the cynical one)
February 21, 2021 2:05 am

No, he meant hitting – he assumed that when we mention that India and China get to increase CO2 under the Paris Accords and we have to make huge expensive sacrifices, that we want to change the Accord to fix that – however we actually just want to point out how stupid the Accord is and want it cancelled. It was meant for show anyway and only as an excuse to increase taxes.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  PCman999
February 21, 2021 3:15 pm

Exactly! We just want to hold up India and China as examples of Western stupidity.

We don’t care how much CO2 India and China put in the air because we don’t see any evidence that this is detrimental to anything.

We are actually clubbing the alarmists in the Western Democracies.

DrEd
Reply to  Tom Abbott
February 21, 2021 8:09 am

Barely beating out the Democrats

Kenji
Reply to  AntonyIndia
February 20, 2021 8:16 pm

Let me know when India reduces its component parts of the Asian Brown Cloud. Nahhhh … I don’t care about the Co2 … it’s all that other crap (literally).

MarkW
Reply to  AntonyIndia
February 20, 2021 9:36 pm

To the extent that such clubbing is based on similar features, then such “clubbing” is legitimate.
India, like China, is not required to do anything about it’s CO2 emissions, despite the fact that India’s, like China’s, CO2 emissions are rising rapidly.

PCman999
Reply to  AntonyIndia
February 21, 2021 1:59 am

You misunderstood the references to India and China. They are more than welcome to continue making their countries prosperous and more developed by any power sources they like. They are only mentioned to show the stupidity of the Paris Accords, trillions spent to achieve fractional °C reductions while India and China aren’t even asked to do anything differently. There’s not even an incentive to them to abandon coal in favour of other sources. Whatever puny reductions in CO2 our trillions could obtain will be obliterated many times over by the increases in the East. And it only gets sadder when one adds to that the sacrifices are for a phony crisis and the trillions could have been spent productively.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  AntonyIndia
February 21, 2021 4:25 am

We can’t blame the Asian giants for huge carbon emissions when the West buys its products- the West should claim those emissions. Here in Massachusetts- which was once an industrial power house- we now make nothing and import everything. But the state government brags that the state is ultra energy efficient with low carbon emissions. I keep pointing out to state politicians that that’s a false conclusion. It’s about time that all governments must count as its emissions- the emissions of whatever it imports. Not that I think there is a big climate problem- it’s just that IF it were a problem- then we can’t fail to account for such imports- and of course, it’s to focus on the real problem- exporting our industries. There isn’t a town or city in Massachusetts without dozens of empty rotting factory buildings. It’s expensive to tear them down- so they remain, like Roman ruins. It’s too bad the climate change religious fanatics don’t fight as hard over the economic destruction of our industries as they do over a deg C increase in the past 150 years- assuming that’s even true, and I doubt that too.

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Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 21, 2021 4:29 am

I tried to attach the following photo of a dead factory building in north central Mass. to my previous message but it didn’t work. (it was too big- so I shrunk it)

SAM_1292.JPG
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 21, 2021 7:34 am

That old factory building will be purchased by Solyndra to make solar panels and windmills……soon….. according to Nine Year Kerry.

Gerald Machnee
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 21, 2021 7:08 am

China has no plans to do anything before 2030.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Gerald Machnee
February 21, 2021 7:53 am

Since it’s now the work shop of the world- it’s hardly possible to do much without destroying its economy and they’re too smart for that. So, the West can now virtue signal that it’s lowering its emissions because it gave them to China which will not lower them- perhaps not until fusion reactors are developed- and perhaps by then we’ll finally be able to convince the world that this mission is absurd.

BobM
February 20, 2021 6:40 pm

He’s been out of office four years. Doing what? Hasn’t he read anything but the standard garbage? Has he talked to a single scientist other than the shills and true believers? How utterly useless, worse than useless because “people like him” must fly the world over in private jets to carry on about saving the climate for us. An embarrassment to our country.

Reply to  BobM
February 21, 2021 2:51 am

The John Kerry (Biden is fully on board with The Great Reset) video is included below.

I warned you long ago – now that Biden is King, the USA will fall and there is nowhere left to run to.

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has assured the elites of the World Economic Forum (WEF) that a Joe Biden presidency would quickly advance the globalist “Great Reset” agenda “with greater speed and greater intensity than many might imagine.”

THE GREAT RESET: BUILDING FUTURE RESILIENCE TO GLOBAL RISKS
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/11/the-great-reset-building-future-resilience-to-global-risks/

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
February 21, 2021 3:03 am

The situation in the Western World today reminds me of Germany in the 1930’s – where intelligent people fled to other countries to escape the Holocaust.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/06/30/quote-of-the-week-rex-murphy-on-why-trump-hatred-is-like-global-warming/#comment-2392804
[excerpt]

I lived for 25 years in a building which also housed a number of elderly people. They were kind and gentle – some have passed and I still visit them from time to time at the graveyard at the top of the hill – others remain, but are getting old and frail.

One day not long ago, I saw my old friend Charlie sitting in the outer lobby, and I greeted him and joined him. We had known each other for about 25 years, and yet this was the day he told me his life story. He told me he was Jewish, and was born in Germany. Fearing the rise of Hitler, his family fled to France in the 1930’s. When France was overrun by the Nazi war machine, they fled to the south and were hidden, first in a monastery and then with a French farm family for the duration of the war. Charlie’s name became Charles Grenier and he worshipped at the Catholic church with his family. His teenage brother was picked up one day and never seen again. After the war they came to Canada. 

I thanked Charlie for telling me his story, his ride showed up and we parted. He is getting old and frail. I saw him again this week, walking very slowly – we waved and said hello.

I guess it was time for Charlie to ensure that a few more people witnessed his story. Some people, you see, will say it never happened.

Regards to all, Allan

MarkW
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
February 21, 2021 4:31 pm

I fear that the German, Russian and Chinese holocausts are getting ready to happen again. This time in the US. When progressives come to power, the first thing they do is to isolate and demonize those who oppose them. The second thing they do is to start rounding up those who have been isolated and demonized and ship them off to places they will never return from. All the while to the cheering of the mobs.

Dave Fair
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
February 21, 2021 11:07 am

The Biden and Kerry clown car will hit a big speed bump when the U.S. Congress is forced to vote on taxes to support the Great Reset. Everyone has a great time until the waiter brings the check.

Reply to  Dave Fair
February 21, 2021 1:38 pm

“Cash and Kerry”.

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
February 22, 2021 5:09 pm

Under-the-table Cash, that is.

philincalifornia
February 20, 2021 6:43 pm

There is no such thing as a climate crisis and there hasn’t been one for at least 11 or 12,000 years, but we sure seem to be looking at the start of a climate alarmist crisis. People just aren’t stupid enough to believe that global warming causes global cooling.

…….. oooooh errr, hold on a sec.

Kenji
Reply to  philincalifornia
February 20, 2021 8:25 pm

We all voluntarily donned masks, stayed locked indoors, and destroyed at least 1/3 of our economy … on the promise of saving our lives. So all that is needed is to repeat over and over that Global Warming is going to kill you … soon … if you don’t voluntarily destroy our nation, trash our culture, and fear industry. Fear, fear, fear … and the promise of climate saviors. It’s gonna be very easy to topple America based on the COVID Fraud.

Pete357
February 20, 2021 6:52 pm

“John Kerry Goes Full Chicken Little…”

fred250
February 20, 2021 7:04 pm

Let’s face it

John Kerry has ALWAYS been TOTALLY HOPELESS !!

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  fred250
February 20, 2021 7:18 pm

He’s full of ketchup.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
February 20, 2021 8:04 pm

I think it’s more of the brown sauce, as they say in the UK.

This guy is such an idiot, he doesn’t have the mental capacity to know he’s an idiot. Surely, even libtards must be scratching their heads?

Reply to  philincalifornia
February 21, 2021 6:22 pm

“This guy (Kerry) is such an idiot, he doesn’t have the mental capacity to know he’s an idiot.”

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/09/24/the-medical-thought-police-theyre-coming-for-you/#comment-3093605
[excerpts}

CLIMATE POLITICS EXPLAINED – THE DUNNING-KRUGER EFFECT AND THE MACRAE-KENT COROLLARY

BACKGROUND – THE DUNNING-KRUGER EFFECT

First, watch “The Best of Jaywalking” to understand the intellect of the general populace.  🙂

THE DUNNING–KRUGER EFFECT – DEFINED
In Layman’s Terms:

“Stupid people are too stupid to know that they are stupid.”

THE MACRAE-KENT COROLLARY TO THE DUNNING-KRUGER EFFECT

“Intelligent people have no idea how stupid really stupid people actually are.”
___________________________________

Kenji
February 20, 2021 7:32 pm

Every morning, my local SF Bay Area weatherman reminds us that ONE single day without rain is PROOF that CA is in the grips of a never ending drought … as Jerry Brown declared … because: Global Warming. Because you don’t stop; eating meat, driving an suv, using more than two squares of tp, setting your furnace too high (or too low), or voting for a POTUS who “didn’t believe in “science”.

Nevermind my saturated property … someone has determined the Bay Area is “behind” our “normal” rainfall by some absurdly large percentage. Repeat the lie often enough … and people start believing all manner of nonsense.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Kenji
February 20, 2021 7:53 pm

Yep, as you allude to, the last 3 years have been pretty wet in the Bay Area, so I’m a bit surprised that the reservoir levels aren’t higher. Let’s see after the snow melt:

https://cdec.water.ca.gov/reportapp/javareports?name=rescond.pdf

This ain’t no drought though.

Kenji
Reply to  philincalifornia
February 21, 2021 10:06 am

Drought? Not even remotely close. Reservoirs are at their maximum levels in July. Check back with me then. Meanwhile … the global warming shills repeat their lies over and over and over … until they’re like Muzak ear worms playing in a cheap Dept. store

DrEd
Reply to  Kenji
February 21, 2021 8:15 am

Most people in CA will believe anything libs tell them.

Bruce Ranta
Reply to  Kenji
February 21, 2021 5:54 pm

Same in Canada, all local CBC stations AND the national service, repeat the mantra. It’s the acknowledged and accepted meme across the land.

Joel O’Bryan
February 20, 2021 8:12 pm

this what Kerry’s type of elitism means:

New York to allow only the wealthiest to enjoy in-person sporting eventsOnly the wealthiest New Yorkers will be able to buy their way into the spiking ticket pricessee: https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-allows-only-the-wealthiest-to-enjoy-in-person-sporting-events

COVID restrictions and their costs will soon be replaced with Carbon pricing restrictions to limit the middle class, justified by climate woke elitists like Kerry.

MarkW
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
February 20, 2021 9:50 pm

In order to punish Trump, DeBlasio has cancelled the contracts under which a Trump owned company had been operating the skating rinks in New York City. Because of these cancellations, the rinks will close on Feb. 26th instead of April as they were originally scheduled to do.
This move won’t damage Trump since the city will have to pay fines to the company.
The only people who are actually hurt will be the 250 people who worked at the rinks, and the kids who will have their skating season cut short.
DeBlasio is also ending a contract with another Trump company to manage a golf course that had 13 years left on it. The city of New York will have to pay $35 million to cancel this contract.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-freeze-out-de-blasio-puts-former-presidents-nyc-rink-contracts-on-ice

It really is amazing how much Other People’s Money (OPM) progressives are willing to spend in order to demonstrate their self righteousness.

Kenji
Reply to  MarkW
February 21, 2021 10:09 am

DiBlasio has lost so much cred … lib cred … as he has turned NYC into a dystopian 3rd world urban combat zone … that he HAD to do something to cheer up the forlorn residents of NYC

Tom Abbott
Reply to  MarkW
February 21, 2021 3:34 pm

Those ice skating rinks and how Trump got them renovated on his own dime, many years ago, is a good story. Unless you are a radical Democrat. If that’s the case, don’t bother.

TDS is what this is. This move won’t hurt Trump, it will just hurt a lot of innocent kids. Typical radical Democrat collateral damage.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Tom Abbott
February 23, 2021 7:06 am

I see that De Blasio has reversed the decision to close the skating rinks. Good move. Leave those kids alone! 🙂

pochas94
February 20, 2021 8:16 pm

Willful ignorance is deadly.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  pochas94
February 20, 2021 9:59 pm

He’s not “willfully ignorant”, he’s just dishonest and woefully slow witted. Having money seem to convice people they’re smarter than they are.

Terry
February 20, 2021 8:33 pm

When the “Last hope..” comes and goes will they finally leave us alone?

John F Hultquist
Reply to  Terry
February 20, 2021 9:58 pm

No. A new calculation will be made and the date changed.
Thump your chest, say “Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa” but the new date is 2022 or ’23 . . .

eck
February 20, 2021 8:36 pm

Kerry – one of the garbage people (as I call them) of the world. Expendable trash.

David S
February 20, 2021 9:08 pm

Again he wants to blame Trump. But atmospheric co2 increased slightly less during Trumps 4 years than under Obama’s last 4 years.
Trumps term Jan 2017 to Jan 2021 increase 9.08 PPM
Obamas term Jan 2013 to Jan 2017 increase 10.62 PPM
https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/webdata/ccgg/trends/co2/co2_mm_mlo.txt

Chris Hanley
February 20, 2021 9:12 pm

I predict a white Halloween in Scotland this year adding a touch of authenticity to the Glasgow climate conference (Nov. 1 – 12), the cold snap being caused by ‘global-weirding’ a.k.a. settled science™.
I also predict that after fraught all-night last minute negotiations Kerry will announced agreement has been reached amidst wild acclaim cheering weeping and hugging and everyone will fly out in private jets to resume business-as-usual until next time.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Chris Hanley
February 21, 2021 5:55 am

Make ’em eat hagis while they’re in Glasgow. That’ll teach ’em.

MarkW
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
February 21, 2021 7:09 am

I’m pretty sure that violates the Geneva conventions.

Gordon A. Dressler
February 20, 2021 9:21 pm

John Kerry . . . now vying with Michael Mann to see which of the two can become totally irrelevant the quickest.

Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
February 21, 2021 7:51 am

Ahhhh, if it were only true….unfortunately, Nine year Kerry and Mikey Mann and Joey the Clown will be too relevant for years to come…I shudder when I think about the damage ahead…..USA becomes Cuba.

Don
February 20, 2021 9:22 pm

So it took us nearly three years to get out of Paris, but three weeks to get back in? How fscked up is that?

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Don
February 21, 2021 3:08 am

Inquiring minds want to know…

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Don
February 21, 2021 6:00 am

I wondered at the time Trump announced the withdrawal, why it wasn’t instantaneous? After all, it was done by executive fiat not a real treaty ratified by the Senate. It was the Deep State dragging it’s heels, trying not to do something it didn’t want to do. Unfortunately they were able to run out the clock on a lot of things.

Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
February 21, 2021 7:46 am

Someone has to pay for the Paris Follies….Uncle Sucker will pay again – who else?

rah
February 20, 2021 9:39 pm

So Lurch, Gore, and the usual Hollywood suspects mount their private jets to fly around preaching the worn out gospel of climate doom. Who didn’t anticipate that this would happen after the democrats came back into power? Who didn’t anticipate that so called “gun control” would be back as a major objective?

I know who. The same people that can’t understand that neither campaign is about improving the human condition or making a better world for us to live in but about gaining power and control over the masses so that an elite can control virtually every aspect of our lives. And those that are just smart enough to understand the true objectives of those campaigns but are dumb enough to desire they succeed.

My answer

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Doonman
February 20, 2021 9:45 pm

John Kerry sat on the board of directors of Citigroup and Bank of America, two of the largest financiers of Chinese Communist Party owned energy manufacturing companies. It’s his last chance to save the world while he makes more billions dealing with communists.

Gerald Machnee
Reply to  Doonman
February 21, 2021 9:11 am

Is that the same bank that certain people tied to Ukraine had some money transferred to?

ART
February 20, 2021 10:27 pm

Last hope number…15? 20? What are we up to now?

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February 20, 2021 10:52 pm

The upcoming COP26 conference is definitely the last, last, last, last, last, last, ever chance to do something or other. John Kerry say so.

Jones
February 21, 2021 12:43 am

If one were to truly ignore what those here see as rank hipocrisy, can we just try to accept that he might, possibly, believe what he says?

Like so called journalists who truly, possibly, believe the shi*e they spout in the MSM?

Coeur de Lion
February 21, 2021 12:49 am

About a billion people live without electricity. Give me your wristwatch, mobile phone, car keys, pity about your lighting and heater controls. Go shit in the woods, and burn them down for cooking. Sorry about the lung disease and infant mortality.
Those who oppose fossil fuel development for these people are nasty, cruel, selfish, unChristian, ignorant ideologues who should be charged with racism and imprisoned for hate crime.

Bruce Cobb
February 21, 2021 1:49 am

He’s on a Swift Boat called the “Climate Crisis”. May he ride it to Hell.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
February 21, 2021 3:47 pm

We will have to “Swift Boat” Kerry again.

Kerry’s Swift boat fellow troops trashed Kerry’s reputation when he was running for president, and so Kerry says he was “Swift Boated”.

All they did was tell the truth about your service, John. You just can’t stand the truth because it doesn’t make you look as good as you think you should look.

Your fellow Vietnam veterans didn’t appreciate you calling them all Baby Killers, either. We haven’t forgotten that, John. You are a liar, John. We haven’t forgotten that, either, John.

Climate believer
February 21, 2021 2:41 am

God, don’t you just want to slap him hard…

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Climate believer
February 21, 2021 3:10 am

No – I would rather kick him in the you-know-where…

observa
February 21, 2021 2:50 am

The best last chance is always the next jet in knees-up for the sheltered workshop flunkies and there’s plenty more where that comes from as far as they’re concerned.

Tom Gelsthorpe
February 21, 2021 4:18 am

“Doomsday” is a perennial bestseller, and will likely remain so for millions of years. False prophets and humbugs will continue to profit, and cringing acolytes will continue to quiver and adore. . . and fork over their loot.

Sara
February 21, 2021 4:44 am

How about “last best hope that they will dry up and blow away”?

john
February 21, 2021 6:24 am

A little morning humor!

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David Blenkinsop
Reply to  john
February 21, 2021 9:57 am

Lol, yes, that *could* be embarrassing!

Possible response to ET’s, “we’re a little indisposed right now, could you come back next millennium?”

Rich T.
February 21, 2021 6:42 am

30+ years of panic ,30+ years of LAST CHANCES!. 30+years of trying to control the western nations. ZERO years of PROOF!. Zero years of any brains from virtually any politician (except Trump). Wonder who getting the payoffs to leave China at the top. The rest of us at the bottom.

john
February 21, 2021 7:15 am

Imagine how many geese Kerry would have gotten if he mounted a couple of 30mm cannons on his “flying squirrel”!

https://nypost.com/2004/10/22/a-wild-goose-chase-kerrys-gun-photo-op/

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Olen
February 21, 2021 7:32 am

Liberals don’t need proof. Their way, it is the magnitude of the accusation that counts. If they needed proof it would be through enormous claims.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  john
February 21, 2021 4:06 pm

From the link: “According to three people familiar with the planning, Trump will soon begin vetting candidates at Mar-a-Lago who are eager to fulfill his promise to exact vengeance upon incumbent Republicans who’ve scorned him, and to ensure every open GOP seat in the 2022 midterms has a MAGA-approved contender vying for it.”

That’s a good start. It’s going to be interesting. Imagine what’s going through the minds of the radical Democrats and their allies the Leftwing Media! They are scared to death of Trump!

The radical Left is not physically scared of Trump, they are scared that he is going to get back in a position where he can continue dismantling the Democrats socialist agenda, and/or that he will inspire like-minded conservatives to join in the quest to wipe out socialism in the United States.

The RINO’s are outnumbered. Half a dozen in the U.S. Senate and about a dozen in the U.S. House.

Maybe Trump will run for the House of Representatives in 2022. Then he could be elected Speaker of the House if the Republicans win the majority there and the Republicans are real close now, and Biden acting like an incompetent dictator will help the Republicans case.

Then Trump can initiate impeachment proceedings against both President Biden (Treason) and Vice President Harris (Inciting Insurrection). Yeah, I know, that’s just wishful thinking. But it’s not impossible. If Trump successfully removed both of them from office, then Trump would be president again, as the Speaker of the House is third in line to the presidency.

And if all that impeachment stuff didn’t work out, Trump could always run for president in 2024, and could add his service in the House to his resume.

Anyway, we’ll know more next Sunday when Trump is scheduled to speak at the CPAC convention.

Governor Huckabee said when Trump takes the stage Sunday, the first words out of his mouth to the assembled conservative crowd should be: “Did you miss me”?

Governor Huckabee seemed to think that would cause an affirmative uproar in the audience. I think it would, too. 🙂

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DHR
February 21, 2021 8:41 am

What he is really trying to say is that HE is the world’s last hope. He has been thinking that ever since he discovered that his initials are the same as JFK’s.

Joseph Zorzin
February 21, 2021 9:14 am

Off topic- sorry, but: “To maximize emission cuts, this Boston campus gets its power from the Midwest”
https://energynews.us/2021/02/18/northeast/to-maximize-emission-cuts-this-boston-campus-gets-its-power-from-the-midwest/

Isn’t it stupid to think there is something brilliant about a place in Boston buying power from a wind farm in the Midwest? How does that even happen? Isn’t there extreme inefficiency in this? Or is it some kind of accounting trick?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 21, 2021 4:13 pm

It’s an accounting trick.

willem post
February 21, 2021 9:19 am

John Kerry is totally out of it.
He’ll say anything for effect.
He has near-zero understanding about energy or environment.
In-the-basement, virtual, teleprompter, absent-minded, China-lover Biden hired him as an ornament to the Dem/Prog follies

Russ R.
Reply to  willem post
February 21, 2021 9:59 am

He is the Chicken Little that Cried Wolf wearing the Emperors New Clothes.
The world has seen many like him, but they usually are humored and ignored.
Globalist hate that people have free agency in some countries, and removing freedom is number one on their agenda.
If they can take down the US, they will have the oligarch aristocracy they are dreaming of. The power to reward supporters and punish dissenters is the greatest desire for the globalist cabal.

Joseph Zorzin
February 21, 2021 9:36 am

Sorry, but here’s another off topic item- hey, I spend much of my days reading about climate!
“Nine Years After Filing a Lawsuit, Climate Scientist Michael Mann Wants a Court to Affirm the Truth of His Science”
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/07022021/michael-mann-defamation-lawsuit-competitive-enterprise-institute-national-review/

Since when does any court have the legitimacy to affirm anybody’s science? It’s absurd from the get go.

garboard
February 21, 2021 9:44 am

can you imagine how good it must feel to be the guy saving our planet ? he”s got all the yachts , private planes and houses he can possibly use . ( talk about white privilege ?) but what could possibly top being the planets savior ? he married into the oligarch class .he wanted to be president . what’s left other than being a Superhero ?. pretty hard to reason with an ego and a motivation like that . the rationale that they are saving the planet justifies all excesses in skewering critics and promoting whatever they believe . as a congenital liberal and schellenberger/curry/ Lindzen/lomborg lukewarmer the blinding self righteousness of the alarmists is what I find most alarming . anybody else notice how flooded the internet is with alarmist propaganda .? alarmists don’t see it I guess because they agree with the message, but the sheer preponderance of anti co2 vids on YouTube is pretty amazing . sometimes I wonder where all the money comes from to produce that kind of volume ? ironically the effect of so much unassailable messaging and the totalitarianism that goes with it is invisible to those idealistically becoming professional “climate communicators “. unless and until we can climb down from our current culture of extreme polarization it will just keep getting worse . I think its likely that co2 will continue to rise with increasing population and increasing living standards in developing countries whatever else is done . so what happens if temps don’t rise appreciably .? or even fall by 2050;? if that is even possible given our temperature gatekeepers at NASA ? now that every natural disaster ( volcanos earthquakes , tsunamis } is blamed on CC , maybe if the arctic ice is still there in 2050 and sea level continues its less than meteoric 2 or 3 mm yearly rise that will cause the masses to re-think ? stick with the science and avoid the politics . its hard to imagine what the world might look like and how it might function in 20 years without the power source that has evolved since humans first learned to domesticate combustion . maybe we can start a campaign to popularize the fact that organic means carbon based . ?

Shoki Kaneda
February 21, 2021 9:44 am

Why would anyone believe the serial lies of an intellectually limited gigolo?

February 21, 2021 11:24 am

Once again Kerry makes a sack of rocks look smart.

ResourceGuy
February 21, 2021 11:53 am

Kerry is asking the other major economies to over spend like the U.S. as though they all had a reserve currency to burn through. He is asking this during a pandemic with uncertain outcomes, stressed industries (airlines and tourism), and duplicate spending on grids and protected sectors like autos. Either that or it’s another stage play for appearance sake like most diplomatic misdirection plays.

August
February 21, 2021 11:55 am

Why are we acting as if this is actually based in reality? Debating with actual data? Using objective emission measurements of (insert fear inducing acronym)? Please understand that no amount of actual data objectively gathered, measured, and interpreted will convince climatologists, academic elites, the fart sniffing media, or politicians. Why? Because there is no global warming, climate change, disappearing ozone layer, or man made ice age (1970s).

The Feral Leftist Democrats are an unmatched doomsday cult with a how-to-book on
creating world ending crises. The world has never seen such a sadistic cult so popular, so successful, so confident, and with absolute certainty that every thing they say is the absolute truth yet be wrong every time. If anyone of a reasonable mind truly believed the world is ending in the next decade based on carbon energy consumption. This person, their friends, their families, their colleges, their supporters, the scientists, and believers would certainly stop using private jets.

This was never about saving the world; it was always about power. If you don’t believe me; simply tell any Feral Democrat that you don’t believe in global warming. They will kill you and everything you love to prove it and it’s for your own good.

ResourceGuy
February 21, 2021 12:03 pm

Just re-label the Chinese coal plants as carbon capture and Nordstream 2 as the Great Peace Pipe for Putin. Kerry needs a big win so he can wave the signed agreement in the air for all to see with a big smile, like another diplomat in the 1930s.

Things that must not be said are Russian oil development in the Arctic, South American oil, Indian coal, and a few thousand other things kept under the rug.

Be sure and make fun of Texans while outside the country.

Al Miller
February 21, 2021 12:03 pm

These hypocrites are doing it for us right???

ResourceGuy
February 21, 2021 3:24 pm

Mr. Kerry, the problem of being one-track minded is this….

A Sea of Garbage: Ocean Floor Landfills (scitechdaily.com)

Gunga Din
February 21, 2021 4:21 pm

Translation:
“Trump pushed for the Covid vaccine and succeeded in record time. We can’t keep milking Covid to gain and maintain authority. It’s time to go back to CAGW (or whatever they call it now). But to make it seem even more urgent, let’s say we only have 9 years left instead of 12.”

ResourceGuy
February 21, 2021 6:03 pm

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to look arrogant and come home.

Kpar
February 21, 2021 7:16 pm

I keep asking people: when referring to John F. Kerry, PLEASE use his proper title.

It is the Traitor John F. Kerry.

Gregory G Kelly
February 22, 2021 7:23 am

I believe he licks his lips everytime he lies! What does that tell us?

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