John Kerry fears Russia-Ukraine war will distract from climate change

From NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT!

By Paul Homewood

You couldn’t make it up!

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/john-kerry-russia-ukraine-war-climate-change

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DMacKenzie
February 24, 2022 6:06 pm

Yes, it’s ridiculae….it won’t distract him from the climate wars.

Reply to  DMacKenzie
February 24, 2022 7:05 pm

Putin may reduce his contributions to Greenies because he needs the money for the Ukraine operation…to pay saboteurs.

Derg
Reply to  Anti_griff
February 24, 2022 7:30 pm

He just got money from China. I wonder what Obama was doing in Ukraine 🤔

Simon
Reply to  Derg
February 25, 2022 1:05 am

Maybe he was threatening to withhold arms unless he got dirt on his political foes.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Simon
February 25, 2022 5:31 am

Got any proof, batterycarboi?

Simon
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
February 25, 2022 9:45 am

Got the transcript. Wanna see it?

Simon
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
February 25, 2022 9:46 am

And for the record I feel pretty good about owning an electric car with gas prices soaring and about to go even higher.

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Mandobob
Reply to  Simon
February 25, 2022 10:00 am

Well…that is no hedge against energy prices. Remember your e-car requires electricity and guess where most electricity generation comes from. Yes higher electricity prices are coming your way. So sorry 🙂

Simon
Reply to  Mandobob
February 26, 2022 11:27 am

Remember your e-car requires electricity and guess where most electricity generation comes from. Yes higher electricity prices are coming your way. So sorry”
Umm no. I live in a country that is 80% renewable.

Mandobob
Reply to  Simon
February 27, 2022 6:45 am

You think that you are immune from price increases? You economic IQ is a bit lacking. Let me help. Demand drives up costs hence the “supply/demand” discussion which, I hope you have at least heard of in passing. BTW it makes no difference how the electrical power in generated. That doesn’t get anyone a pass

DonM
Reply to  Simon
February 25, 2022 11:36 am

‘And for the record I feel pretty good about owning an electric car with gas prices soaring and about to go even higher.’

Gas prices soaring are the result of policy & what could be termed as moral greed by the passive (you) societal leeches.

People like you are responsible for pushing the policy, so you can feel better about your uselessness in areas of society.

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Simon
Reply to  DonM
February 26, 2022 11:28 am

Have a nice day….

patrick healy
Reply to  Derg
February 25, 2022 2:38 am

Come on man!
O’Bama was just checking up on how much the Biden Crime Syndicate took out of Ukraine.

LdB
Reply to  patrick healy
February 25, 2022 3:43 am

I thought he was there with a brown paper bag.

John Endicott
Reply to  Derg
February 25, 2022 4:19 am

Probably making sure that the Big Guy didn’t leave him out of the payday.

Anon
Reply to  DMacKenzie
February 24, 2022 7:16 pm

We haven’t seen anything about Low Emissions Ordinance yet (is it a possibility? (lol)), but there is probably a Biden EO coming banning the phrase “Boots on the Ground” for the more inclusive, Stilettoes on the Ground

If I only worked for the Babylon Bee !!! 🙂

Last edited 3 months ago by Anon
Vuk
Reply to  Anon
February 25, 2022 1:30 am

On ‘positive’ side, the large chunk of East European airspace is clear of high altitude CO2 ‘pollution’
https://www.flightradar24.com/LAGR135/2aeee5ec
zoom out for the wider view.
 

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Oldseadog
Reply to  Anon
February 25, 2022 1:54 am

Low Emissions Ordnance:
Pea Shooter? It only uses CO2 that would have been emitted anyway.

Bob B
Reply to  Oldseadog
February 25, 2022 3:59 am

Assuming the pea farm used only manual labor and no fertilizer.

Nicholas Harding
Reply to  Anon
February 25, 2022 5:04 am

Not to worry our Sec Army thinks that climate change is the Number One threat.

Richard Page
Reply to  Anon
February 25, 2022 5:13 am

Low Emissions Ordnance? That would be dropping rocks (or tungsten darts, whatever really) from orbit, wouldn’t it? Low emissions until they hit the ground.

Mandobob
Reply to  Anon
February 25, 2022 10:03 am

Yes it does look like a B Bee bit. Yeah life copying art.

Willem post
Reply to  DMacKenzie
February 25, 2022 3:07 am

It would be better to allocate resources to become much more energy and resource efficient, and as a result use less energy and resources, and as a result have less CO2 emissions and other emissions relating to energy and digging up resources.

However, certain folks in the US government are not so interested in the environment.

Russia-hating, extremists in the US State Department and US Congress have been using NATO to pressure first the USSR, then Russia.
 
They have been deluding impoverished, corrupt Ukraine with future membership in the EU and NATO, since 1990
They have been weaponizing Ukraine since the US-instigated Color Revolution/coup d’etat in 2014
Millions of Russian-speaking Ukrainians, mostly in East Ukraine, decided not to support the Kiev government.
The US instigated Ukraine not to implement the Minsk 2 agreements, to keep the pot boiling
 
The US and UK supplied huge quantities of defensive and offensive weapons, plus military training personnel to Ukraine, so it could “defend itself”
 
Russia made certain demands regarding:
 
1) NATO encroachments beyond East Germany starting in 1997 (after pledging not to do so in 1990)
2) The indivisibility of Russian and European security.
 
The US/UK-led NATO rejected the demands, and offered to talk about important, albeit peripheral issues.
 
Ukraine hot-heads floated the idea of Ukraine having an “Iron Dome” similar to Israel, and reacquiring nuclear weapons
Russia finally reacted. The result is a shooting war in Ukraine.
 
The EU is partially at fault, as it did not assert itself regarding the Kiev coup d’etat in 2014
The EU decided to become an aider and abettor of US policy goals regarding Ukraine in 2014, and onwards
The EU ended up being maneuvered into its present predicament, which is at variance with EU vital interests.

THE UKRAINE PLOT IS THICKENING WITH GERMANY AND FRANCE BARELY IN LOCKSTEP WITH US/UK-LED NATO
https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/the-plot-is-thickening-with-germany-and-france-no-longer-in

MarkW
Reply to  Willem post
February 25, 2022 7:24 am

Weren’t you assuring us that rumors of Russia wanting to invade the Ukraine were just the actions of Russian hating agents in the US state department?

Richard (the cynical one)
February 24, 2022 6:06 pm

You think a real problem could be more important than a contrived one? Nah! Never will happen. Besides, Russia could always buy offsetting credits. See? No problem.

Spetzer86
Reply to  Richard (the cynical one)
February 24, 2022 6:24 pm

Wonder how many offsetting credits you need per nuke? Or are nukes considered as a clean source?

Richard Page
Reply to  Spetzer86
February 25, 2022 5:17 am

The EU will shortly reclassify nukes as ‘green’ as they are only used to create nature reserves!

LdB
February 24, 2022 6:24 pm

The man is a genius 🙂

All we need now is for Griff to admit there is a slight problem with Europes energy security but he probably isn’t as smart as Kerry 🙂

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Bob Tisdale(@bobtisdale)
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Reply to  LdB
February 24, 2022 6:36 pm

Ldb, by “genius” do you actually mean “feckin eejit”. <– Interested to see if I can get that past the word filters.

Regards,
Bob

kim
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
February 24, 2022 7:17 pm

Ol’Ricebutt.
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LdB
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
February 24, 2022 8:26 pm

Yes but I was being nice.

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
February 24, 2022 9:21 pm

Biden and his team are energy idiots or more likely traitors – no rational person or group could be this obtuse, this wrong for this long.
Biden cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline from friendly next-door Canada and then begged for more oil from distant enemies Russia and Saudi Arabia. His excuse is alleged fossil-fuel driven catastrophic global warming – a decades-old leftist scam that is promoted by scoundrels and believed-in by imbeciles.
Biden continues to add policies that hurt USA fossil fuel production. The Biden Dems are actively sabotaging USA energy security – the rational conclusion is that they are traitors, working for the enemy.
Now, global temperatures are cooling, even as atmospheric CO2 continues to increase. Read my paper
THE CATASTROPHIC ANTHROPOGENIC GLOBAL WARMING (CAGW) AND THE HUMANMADE CLIMATE CHANGE CRISES ARE PROVED FALSE January 10, 2020

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Alan the Brit
Reply to  Allan MacRae
February 24, 2022 11:59 pm

Was it not a US moratorium on on-shore oil/gas exploration that drove many to seek supplies from the Middle-East, when there were abundant supplies at home???

Reply to  Alan the Brit
February 25, 2022 3:20 am

In 1956, M.King Hubbert presented a paper to the American Petroleum Institute that reflected on the potential outcome of the steady, exponential growth of fossil fuel use. Particularly, he noted that the rate of consumption of these fuels was greater than the rate at which new reserves were being discovered. Because of this imbalance, Hubbert predicted that crude oil production would peak in the 1970s and then drop drastically over the successive years.
 
USA oil production did peak circa 1971. Hubbert was correct, within the constraints of his assumptions. USA oil production again increased starting circa 2008 due to increased investment, infill drilling and new technology, specifically the fracking of oily shales, which was not considered feasible in Hubbert’s time.
 
Hubbert’s peak – Energy Education

Last edited 3 months ago by Allan MacRae
Rud Istvan
Reply to  Allan MacRae
February 25, 2022 7:31 am

Moreover, global conventional oil (API>10, porosity>5%, permeability>10 millidarcies) peaked about 2008 per IEA. And there are three independent methods (creaming curves by basin, probit transforms, Logistics functions) to show a global peak in all oil including fracked shale around 2025.

Reply to  Rud Istvan
February 25, 2022 10:00 am

Interesting, thank you Rud – do you have a link?
I had a largish (US$4.2 billion) project in Kazakstan in the South Turgai Basin, and also worked on some acquisitions in the huge PreCaspian Basin. The PreCaspian contains three or more of the worlds super-giant fields, Tengiz, Kashagan, and Karachaganak (I helped close the purchase of Karachaganak), and is the deepest and least-explored petroleum basins on the planet – could contain a lot more oil. Regards, Allan

Richard Page
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
February 25, 2022 7:24 am

The UK should send Diane Abbott as UK special envoy to ‘help’ – she’s one of the few people that would make Kerry look like an actual genius by comparison.

Tom Halla
February 24, 2022 6:24 pm

John Kerry— “ other than that, Mrs Lincoln, how was the play?”

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kim
Reply to  Tom Halla
February 24, 2022 7:22 pm

That man, he was running like a gazelle til he broke his leg.
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Tim
February 24, 2022 6:28 pm

As they said Biden has been on the wrong side of every foreign policy issue, so has Kerry. Everything he has touched has been a failure,

philincalifornia
Reply to  Tim
February 25, 2022 3:28 am

Vlad the impaler versus Barney Fife

…. although, to be fair, it did take longer than 20 minutes.

Scott Anderson
Reply to  philincalifornia
February 25, 2022 4:18 am

Either a failure or fake like his medals he threw over the white house fence.

John Endicott
Reply to  philincalifornia
February 25, 2022 4:21 am

That’s very insulting. You owe Barny Fife an apology. 😉

huls
Reply to  Tim
February 26, 2022 7:41 am

He is opposite of KIng Midas. Let call him John Crapper. Everything he touches turns to sh!t

Waza
February 24, 2022 6:28 pm

I fear it will be a distraction from:
Afghanistan
Syria
Yemen
Covid mandates
Inflation
Antifa
Transgender swimmers
CRT
Did I miss anything?

Gunga Din
Reply to  Waza
February 24, 2022 6:50 pm

Brandon
Harris
The border
It’s cold
Crime
etc.

Derg
Reply to  Waza
February 24, 2022 7:31 pm

Us border

meiggs
Reply to  Waza
February 25, 2022 4:30 am

the economy

Richard Page
Reply to  Waza
February 25, 2022 5:21 am

For a lot of the population it won’t matter a damn until it interferes with ‘Love Island’, their favourite soap, or the football – then, and only then, will there be rioting!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Waza
February 25, 2022 7:00 am

Hunter

The Durhan investigation

H.R.
February 24, 2022 6:30 pm

If the war goes nuclear then there will be zero CO2 emissions. No more nasty explosions of gunpowder propellants. No more tanks spewing eeeevil CO2.

I’m surprised Lurch isn’t out there demanding that Russia goes nuclear to reduce their ‘caaahbon’ emissions.

(Then there is Greta, who will demand that the armies face off and give each other the stink eye until one side blinks and is declared the loser.)


Oh, OK…. *sigh* … /sarc for the sarc impaired

DMacKenzie
Reply to  H.R.
February 24, 2022 6:46 pm

In 1994, the Ukrainians traded their nuclear weapons for US, British, French, Russian, assurances that their border would remain secure.

H.R.
Reply to  DMacKenzie
February 24, 2022 7:06 pm

DMac, I didn’t mention Kerry demanding both sides go nuclear as that isn’t in the cards. I mentioned only Russia.

Ukraine’s best bet is to pursue the Stink Eye Strategy. Failing that, Rock, Scissors, Paper, best 3 out of 5, is their only other option.

It’s the only way we’re going to keep CO2 emissions down in this war, and that’s the important thing according to Kerry.

Redge
Reply to  H.R.
February 24, 2022 11:11 pm

We could loan the Ukrainians the Rock, Scissors, Paper Robot that wins every time except the Ruskies would probably hack it

H.R.
Reply to  Redge
February 25, 2022 5:09 am

Okay. That gave me my morning laugh, Redge. Still chuckling.

LdB
Reply to  DMacKenzie
February 24, 2022 8:28 pm

They probably rue that because the EU is about as floppy as hell and the US is a bit detached.

Dudley Horscroft(@dudleyhorscroft)
Reply to  DMacKenzie
February 24, 2022 11:24 pm

Which means that if the Ukraine government calls upon the UK, France and Russia to carry out the provisions of the Budapest Agreement, then British forces bases in Poland should cross the border into Ukraine and fight the Russians.

Richard Page
Reply to  Dudley Horscroft
February 25, 2022 2:05 am

Russia has already stated that the USA violated the Budapest memorandum by instigating the Maidan coup. That and their takeover of the Crimea really put an end to the idea that the Budapest memorandum was ever going to be followed.

Richard Page
Reply to  DMacKenzie
February 25, 2022 1:59 am

There was that. The Ukrainians also couldn’t activate them and didn’t have any launch codes for them – the Russians refused to hand those over for some strange reason! The agreement was more to stop the Ukraine from selling them to terrorist groups or rogue states.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  DMacKenzie
February 25, 2022 2:48 am

no doubt N. Korea has made note of that

BobM
Reply to  H.R.
February 24, 2022 6:48 pm

Didn’t Putin announce at COP26 that Russia’s military is now all-EV? I thought I heard he was trying to keep up with the US. Clean war and all that…

Paul S.
Reply to  BobM
February 24, 2022 7:01 pm

Of course, we all know how “carbon” adverse Putin is along with China

Joe Gordon
February 24, 2022 6:33 pm

People like Kerry asked, decades ago, what the harm was in spending trillions to address the potential AGW problem. If it had even a tiny percentage chance of being true, it was worth it to save the world.

Well, now we know the cost. And it will keep getting more and more expensive.

Nowhere in all of this do I hear leaders talking about the need for energy and materials independence. Instead, this guy keeps spewing nonsense – as if the hot air emanating from a multi-millionaire antisemite troll can generate gigawatts of energy.

Kerry natters on about “climate refugees” and planets on fire. Here we have the first war caused entirely by cowards like Kerry and his green friends.

February 24, 2022 6:35 pm

In other words he is saying “We are loosing our battle against fossil fuel producers”

Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
February 24, 2022 6:37 pm

People, not Rainbow Unicorns, Kerry. You idiot.

Gunga Din
February 24, 2022 6:43 pm

He’s channeling AOC.

Mike Dubrasich
Reply to  Gunga Din
February 24, 2022 7:12 pm

 January 22, 2019 [LINK]

“Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like: ‘The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?'” Ocasio-Cortez said.

The Democratic Socialist said the fight against climate change is war and that it’s “our World War II.”

Careful what the Insane Elite wish for. We all might get it.

kim
Reply to  Gunga Din
February 24, 2022 7:20 pm

Gore, we hardly ignore you. Maybe it is ‘heartily’.
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CD in Wisconsin
February 24, 2022 6:49 pm

Oh dear, can’t Secretary Ketchup figure it out?

Putin is invading Ukraine to shut down Its economy. That way Ukraine won’t emit anywhere near as much CO2 (if any), and Putin can claim he did is part to fight climate change. It’s better this way because now Putin shifts the attention on climate change away from Russia’s own economy.

It’s genius.

H.R.
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
February 24, 2022 7:11 pm

Doh! It’s obvious now that you point it out. Putin, like Algore. deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to halt Ukraine’s CO2 emissions.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
February 24, 2022 11:33 pm

No, no, no. Putin has colluded with CNN to start the war, since CNN needs to improve its ratings.

Mr. Lee
February 24, 2022 6:54 pm

Sure Sen. Kerry, I’m sure Putin has spent many a sleepless night pacing back and forth filled with angst over climate change.

Last edited 3 months ago by Mr. Lee
February 24, 2022 7:00 pm

It is remarkable to see some good coming out of the nasty war in Ukraine, by the distraction of the public from the propaganda of ‘climate change’.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
February 25, 2022 12:17 am

We ALL need to be vary wary & alert right now, particularly after 9/11 & the email sent around by the Labour(Socialist) UK guvment at the time, “Now is a good time to bury bad news!!!”. In other words, any legislation passed into law right now might not get the scrutiny that it should be given!!!

leowaj
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
February 25, 2022 12:57 pm

I wouldn’t call that good news necessarily. Biden is hawk as are his cabinet members. He and his cabinet are very likely giggling childishly to themselves because they just waved a big shiny medallion in front of our faces to distract us from: China, COVID, inflation, climate change, and every other thing Biden is failing at. Of course, he failed and continues to fail on the Ukraine problem as well. So big shiny didn’t really work.

February 24, 2022 7:04 pm

Kerry is an idiot but he fits right in with much of the Biden administration. The climate policy changes by the Biden admin has facilitated Putin’s goals [enriched him by hobbling our oil/gas industry & a feckless foreign policy as demonstrated by Afghanistan].
And other idiotic examples, IIRC, our fearless Secretary of Defense thinks “white supremacy”
is the most serious risk to the USA, and our Secretary of State got spanked like a child during
face-to-face discussions with Chinese representatives.
And relatedly, the UN’s WHO in the year before the Covid-19 pandemic said climate change
was the greatest health risk of the world. Don’t get me started on the CDC or FDA…

We are lead by total idiots.

Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
Reply to  B Zipperer
February 24, 2022 9:10 pm

I regret I can only give you one plus. What a collection that is! Scary.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  B Zipperer
February 25, 2022 12:22 am

I would disagree slightly with your last statements, idiots don’t know what they are doing because they are idiots, OTH, our leaders know exactly what they are doing & are going to do in the future, so do be careful who you classify as an idiot, because it could be we the people who are the “idiots” for tolerating our betrayal, by people we are supposed to look up to & respect!!!

meiggs
Reply to  B Zipperer
February 25, 2022 4:36 am

We are not lead, we are ruled. There is a difference.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  B Zipperer
February 25, 2022 7:06 am

“Kerry is an idiot but he fits right in with much of the Biden administration.”

Exactly. They are all idiots.

Walter
February 24, 2022 7:38 pm

When it comes to the Russian invasion against Ukraine, my eyes are to see what China does; whether they stay neutral or they join forces with Russia. If they join forces with the Russians, then we’re in for a nasty showdown because they are the most powerful country in the world and is capable of crushing every country on Earth (correct me if I’m wrong).

Second of all, related to this article on climate change, do they not look at the data that confirms we have flattened / cooled since 2016? Perhaps this is insignificant but from what I’ve heard, a significant amount of CO2 in the atmosphere should cause temperatures to keep soaring. I’m not so confident in the 1998-2014 pause anymore because I read the RSS’ update in 2017 and they were able to verify with independent data that confirms there really wasn’t a pause.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07/satellite-temperature-record-update-closes-gap-with-surface-records/

LdB
Reply to  Walter
February 24, 2022 8:31 pm

China is not much different to UK and France in nuke stakes … Russia and USA are way more.

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/countries-with-nuclear-weapons

Rod Evans
Reply to  LdB
February 25, 2022 3:28 am

I am sure you are right about who has the biggest number of Nukes. Unfortunately even one hydrogen nuclear warhead going off, is enough to destroy all diplomatic hopes of a climb down and end to the hostilities. Not to mention the initiation of the end of humanity as we know it.

meiggs
Reply to  Rod Evans
February 25, 2022 4:51 am

Meaning nookler winter?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  meiggs
February 25, 2022 7:09 am

Stoneage.

Dennis
Reply to  Walter
February 24, 2022 8:49 pm

According to what I have read and heard long before Russia went to war is that China has a major problem with the economy shrinking, one and probably a couple of other construction firms close to declaring bankruptcy, and many other internal problems.

On top of internal affairs the revival of the QUAD (India, Japan, Australia and United States of America) cooperation arrangements by President Trump and Australian Prime Minister Morrison when the PM visited the USA for several days and was given a state dinner in Washington, the negotiations between what were British Commonwealth of Nations members (now Commonwealth of Nations) on free trade revival since Brexit (Japan and USA want to participate) and in 2021 the formation of AUKUS defence arrangements between Australia, United Kingdom and United States), and a lot more cooperation trade and defence, has given China and Russia much to consider, or reconsider.

When WW2 began Germany and Japan did not apparently anticipate Commonwealth of Nations allies assisting the UK and European countries or for the United States of America to become a participant. No doubt Japan realised their mistake after they attacked Pearl Harbour and gave the USA very good reasons for retaliating.

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  Walter
February 24, 2022 10:06 pm

Lucifer (from tv series) looks into Putin’s eyes and asks:
‘What is it that you truly desire?’
Putin: ‘A country on my border who is a good neighbour.’

The Russians are going to make a nuisance of themselves in Ukraine for a week or so and then they will leave. No more anti-war demos in Russia because there ain’t no war. 
 The disarray caused by fleeing Ukrainians who go to bordering countries (richer than them) will create a refugee ‘crisis’ in neighbouring countries. The government in Ukraine will be in disarray. Election in Ukraine that will probably result in a pro-Russian government.
Everyone is happy and we can all go back to wringing our hands about global warming.

MarkW
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
February 25, 2022 7:27 am

Good neighbor as in “do whatever Putin tells them to do”.
Putin will install a puppet in Kyev who will willing transfer as much Ukranian wealth and food into Russia as Putin wants.

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  MarkW
February 25, 2022 4:53 pm

I guess if I tell the world to stop doing bad things then that will solve everything.

Elle Webber
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
February 25, 2022 2:37 pm

While I sympathize with potential refugees from Ukraine and wouldn’t wish this on them, the fact is that they are refugees countries would be happy to get. A lot easier to assimilate than persons from third world holes. The people in photos seem to have cell phones and cars which makes them middle class strivers given half a chance. Probably not ultra leftists either, on balance of probabilities. It would be a loss for Ukraine/Russia, but a gain for Western Europe, US, Canada, Australia.

Richard Page
Reply to  Walter
February 25, 2022 2:13 am

China will play both sides but promise little publicly. They can’t recognise Donetsk and Luhansk in case somebody raises Taiwan so will publicly neither condemn nor support Putin in this. They’ll be watching to see how USA and the West responds to this with a view to Taiwan though.

bonbon
Reply to  Richard Page
February 25, 2022 3:58 am

The SCO cannot recognize the new Twins. But China will buffer the sanctions, which they vehemently oppose.

John Endicott
Reply to  Richard Page
February 25, 2022 4:39 am

It’s a double edged sword for China.

On the one hand China supports the Russian view that Putin is simply taking back territory that belongs to Russia In the same way China views Taiwan as territory that rightly belongs to China.

On the other hand, when viewed from the other side, recognizing Donetsk and Luhansk as “breakaway” from Ukraine could be compared to recognizing Taiwan as a “breakaway” from China, a view that China most certainly doesn’t want to lend support to (hence all their talk about respecting Ukraine’s borders)

One things for sure, China is watching how the world responds to Putin’s land grab with an eye towards their own plans re-Taiwan.

TonyG
Reply to  Walter
February 25, 2022 9:14 am

my eyes are to see what China does

What I’ve seen so far, China is standing with Russia.

Dennis
February 24, 2022 8:39 pm

Kerry must fly to France immediately, and don’t spare the jet emissions, France has warned Russia that NATO nations also have nuclear weapons.

Peta of Newark
February 24, 2022 8:41 pm

Oh noez people – this is it – this is the biggie – the 99 red balloons have gone up..

It’s gone nookleer !!!!!!

BBC Headline:”Russian forces seize Chernobyl nuclear power plant
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-60514228

You do wonder why, after all and as far as Chernobyl is concerned, it’s more a case of:

“The nookler has gone

Main thing of note is how Auntie has gotten her knickers so twisted – ain’t it a good thing that somebody has finally taken control of Chernobyl?
The hapless wreck has only been a ‘warm up act’ (ha ha ha, did I just say that?) for the equally hapless Felicity Ace – if nothing else.

Felicity wouldn’t be Boris’ new GF by any chance – do shipwrecks have a habit of dating trainwrecks?
The Princess Nutz-Wreck can only be days away from dumping him by now.

But also why bbc has put this story in their ‘US-Canada‘ news section and littered their prose with soooo many weasel words – even Mr Trump had a news section entirely created especially for his own personal travails, doesn’t Mr Putin deserve similar

I’m sure it makes sense to somebody…
PagingJohn Horseface Kurry‘ – please get your phat lazy ass on the bridge asap – this story is about to make sense to somebody and we help to de-rail it again
😀

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Richard Page
Reply to  Peta of Newark
February 25, 2022 2:15 am

The Russians taking Chernobyl had no strategic value to them whatsoever. It does, however, send a message.

bonbon
Reply to  Peta of Newark
February 25, 2022 3:52 am

Something else must be afoot – the site is potentially dangerous with a huge containment.
Yet all the talk recently of Kiev getting nukes and Putin’s remark this week that they could do it faster than Iran means something was going on. Will we ever find out ? Everything Plutonium is muddied…
Russia’s nightmare is nuke-nazi’s.

Richard Page
Reply to  bonbon
February 25, 2022 5:38 am

Ukraine has 4 other working nuclear reactors (other than Chernobyl, that is), 17 sites for uranium ore extraction and at least one enrichment plant. Also given that, historically, Ukrainian scientists were at the cutting edge of nuclear physics then, yes, they could probably do it far faster than Iran.

H.R.
Reply to  Peta of Newark
February 25, 2022 5:54 am

Peta: “Felicity wouldn’t be Boris’ new GF by any chance – do shipwrecks have a habit of dating trainwrecks?”

One of your best lines ever! 🤣🤣

RickWill
February 24, 2022 8:42 pm

Putin is on a win-win here. He gets back some of the old USSR and Kerry figures he may even warm up the place a degree or two. If he could get Moscow another degree warmer today, it would be above freezing for maybe six hours rather than the hour or two through the middle of the day.

Kerry must long for life in Antarctica if he is telling Russians they are doomed if the planet warms 1 degree.

I wonder where the Ukrainians currently rank “climate change” on the list of emergencies they are facing?

LdB
Reply to  RickWill
February 24, 2022 8:58 pm

The rest of Europe will not rank “climate change” on the list of emergencies when Russia pulls the plug on the gas which is Putin’s next move. Follow what happens next USA and Australia will have to ship Gas to Europe. Remember those are the two countries that the EU was seeking to pressure over climate-change … where do you think that goes 🙂

Climate-change is going to get obliterated as a problem in the next few years all countries will be scrambling for is energy security and even someone as stupid as Bojo has already stated that in a speech to the UK people.

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Alan the Brit
Reply to  LdB
February 25, 2022 12:34 am

“in the next few years all countries will be scrambling for is energy security and even someone as stupid as Bojo has already stated that in a speech to the UK people.”

Yes he did state something like that, trouble is, that “energy security” will be based upon unreliable & expensive wind & solar power, whilst burning what meagre gas supplies we have to no real purpose other than to back up those unreliable & expensive next to useless secure energy supplies!!!

LdB
Reply to  Alan the Brit
February 25, 2022 3:19 am

On queue Germany blocked kicking Russia out of “swift” because that would immediately stop the gas following because it couldn’t be paid for. So Putin has already divided the EU.

You have to wonder what the German plan is … perhaps scramble and bring a whole pile of coal fired electricity back online. Griff would love that 🙂

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
Reply to  LdB
February 25, 2022 8:10 am

What Germany should do is immediately cancel the scheduled December 31 shutdown of their three remaining nuclear power reactors and get to work restarting the other three they shut down last December.

If US Secretary of State Blinkin has any sense at all he would be urging Germany to do exactly that.

But I doubt any of that will happen.

When Putin looks at Biden, he sees Neville Chamberlain

  • Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina

Comparing Biden to Chamberlain is an insult to Chamberlain.

Reply to  LdB
February 25, 2022 4:19 am

LdB
Yes, The Blond has made a spoken reference to energy security.
Actions, as against words, seem to be BoJo’s weak spot.
Amongst others.
Any bets on Mrs. Carrie Antoinette keeping him on the watermelons’ straight and narrow?

Auto

Jeff L
February 24, 2022 9:05 pm

Ultimately, Putin has been leveraging the CAGW crowd for years. Get the West to stop producing much needed hydrocarbons, convince them hydrocarbons are not needed, then , when they no longer have needed supplies, invade neighbors because the West no longer can refuse Russian O&G because there are no alternatives. Ferment unrest & economic pain across all of the West. He is an evil genius & the CAGW crowd has a huge responsibility for creating this situation through their untruths. It is time the CAGW crowd are called out in public. No more Mr Nice Guy!

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George Daddis
Reply to  Jeff L
February 25, 2022 7:53 am

You raise a great point!
There is a lot of hyperbole regarding Russian subsidizing political Facebook ads and comments; but would not Climate Fear ads and trolling on the internet be much more efficient and effective use of their funds?

tom hewitt
February 24, 2022 9:15 pm

The Russian military is putting themselves at a serious disadvantage by ignoring their contribution to AGW, <a href=”https://nailheadtom.blogspot.com/2022/02/an-electric-army.html”.unlike the US.</a>

Alan the Brit
Reply to  tom hewitt
February 25, 2022 12:36 am

And, they give a rip, because???

Chris Hanley
February 24, 2022 10:02 pm

The Guardian Feb 2004:
Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us.· Secret report warns of rioting and nuclear war· Britain will be ‘Siberian’ in less than 20 years·
Threat to the world is greater than terrorism.
“A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020 … … Democratic frontrunner John Kerry is known to accept climate change as a real problem … Scientists disillusioned with Bush’s stance are threatening to make sure Kerry uses the Pentagon report in his campaign”.
He may not be the full bottle at least Kerry is consistent.

Rod Evans
Reply to  Chris Hanley
February 25, 2022 3:35 am

Yes he is consistent.
As the saying goes, “you can’t sure stupid”. You don’t get any finer example than John Kerry to remind us of that basic truth..

Ireneusz Palmowski
February 24, 2022 10:08 pm

CO2 levies must be abolished immediately because the EU is in danger of an energy meltdown. It will be a long winter.

February 25, 2022 12:00 am

Years of relentless demonization of Russia have proved self-fulfilling.
The devil we all believed in is real after all!

Perhaps now is a good time to pin down Putin on a commitment to net zero by – lets say – 3001?

Geoff Sherrington
February 25, 2022 2:20 am

“Tell me again about the swimming pool, you great big huggy bear!”. Peter Sellers and the Profumo affair “Being There”, 1979.
Y’know, from an Australian outlook, Crimea was always closer to Russia in heritage, than to Europe.
Russia seems to have cause to protect its property when European Union bureaucrats want to bring in NATO. Poking a bear with a stick.
Is this too simple an analysis?

bonbon
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
February 25, 2022 3:45 am

Ukraine is very complicated – Putin took 1 hour to explain, and stuff even I did not know.
Key is, Stalin failed to set up defenses before the Nazi’s invaded with no declaration of war. Putin has no right to make that mistake – 28 million Russians died.
The Nazi junta in Kiev, put in by the UK and Obama-Biden-Nuland in 2014 will be denazified – the clearly stated objective of the campaign. They openly display the Wolfsangel of an SS battalion, well known in France.

Now beat this!
BoJo just announced support for a Kiev government-in-exile.
Just imagine the UK hosting an openly declared nazi government!
BoJo should first check what the London Sun wrote in 2015 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1ZPchVWPbY

Blowback is just not the best word for this. The Chickens are coming home to roost!

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  bonbon
February 25, 2022 11:35 am

bonbon posted: “. . . Putin took 1 hour to explain, and stuff even I did not know” followed by “The Nazi junta in Kiev, put in by the UK and Obama-Biden-Nuland . . .”

Should have stopped at “stuff even I did not know.”

Lrp
Reply to  bonbon
February 25, 2022 12:08 pm

You are a shameless apologist for a criminal regime

patrick healy
February 25, 2022 2:40 am

In Ireland we have Kerry jokes a bit like Nufie jokes and every country have their fall guys.
However when Mr Heinz57opens his mouth he give Kerry Men a bad name.

bonbon
Reply to  patrick healy
February 25, 2022 3:33 am

The Kerry Men run rings around Kerry !

Rod Evans
February 25, 2022 3:08 am

Please someone, tell me this is an errant early release of a Kerry spoof planned for release on April 1st.
No one, not even a life long Democrat official, can be that far removed from rational thought and still allowed out on their own…

John Endicott
Reply to  Rod Evans
February 25, 2022 4:47 am

Clearly you haven’t been paying attention to the leading lights of the democrat party for the past half-dozen or so years. Not only can a life long Democrat official be that far removed from rational thought but these days it’s rare to find one who isn’t.

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TonyG
Reply to  Rod Evans
February 25, 2022 9:19 am

“No one, not even a life long Democrat official, can be that far removed from rational thought and still allowed out on their own”

Well, there’s someone else out there panicking because a lot of the Ukranians huddling in shelters are unvaccinated. As if THAT’s important when you’re being bombed.

There is no connection to reality at all.

Serge Wright
February 25, 2022 3:14 am

Interesting comment from Kerry. Climate change policies have effectively caused this war and Kerry obviously wants this saga to continue uninterrupted.

Kazinski
February 25, 2022 3:32 am

Well I have to admit Kerry providing a little comic relief to relieve the tension isn’t a bad idea.

He did the same thing when he said that using Uighar slave labor to make solar cells shouldn’t lead to trade restrictions that would slow solar installations.

Got to hand it to him, he is consistent.

bonbon
February 25, 2022 4:08 am

So this is how the EU deals with NetZero :
EU sanctions to prevent Russia from processing and selling oil — EC PresidentIn her words, the EU sanctions against Russia’s energy sector prohibit exports of instruments that are crucial to refine the oil

https://tass.com/economy/1410611

Exxon is for sure preparing for the Free Lunch, sorry free market.
And there was I thinking TANSTAAFL.

Gregory Woods
February 25, 2022 5:13 am

Suffering from Climate Change Catastrophe (CCDS)? Take two aspirin and half a bottle of whisky – visit your psychiatrist if symptoms persist…

Carlo, Monte
February 25, 2022 5:51 am

This is how pathetic the USA now is under the Brandon regime:

FOX News White House correspondent Peter Doocy went on with Laura Ingraham on Thursday night as Russia continued its invasion of Ukraine.

Peter told Laura Biden Defense officials are trying to figure out how to teach Ukrainians to fight by online video.

Peter Doocy: We’ve been able to confirm that when Lloyd Austin went to Capitol Hill to brief senators about the Pentagon’s plans and the Biden orders to the military chiefs, they are figuring out how to train Ukrainian forces to fight Russians remotely…

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/02/stunning-biden-defense-officials-trying-figure-train-ukrainians-fight-online-video/

ResourceGuy
February 25, 2022 6:01 am

This is hypersonic weapon stupidity.

David Sulik
February 25, 2022 6:04 am

Kerry needs to worry about politics distracting from the scientific facts about climate.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  David Sulik
February 25, 2022 10:19 am

Kerry is fighting a losing battle.

CO2 creation by humans will continue long into the future.

We are at a point where the alarmists don’t quite realize it yet, but they will get it eventually, when all their grand climate change plans come crashing down around their ears.

Shoki Kaneda
February 25, 2022 7:10 am

Lurch gonna be Lurch.

Bruce Cobb
February 25, 2022 7:12 am

Yeah, God forbid we should worry about an actual problem, possibly even becoming WWIII, instead of a fake one. Kerry’s level of stupidity is weapons-grade. Maybe the Ukrainians could use it against their invaders.

Cam_S
February 25, 2022 8:16 am

Bill McKibben says the EU needs more renewable energy, solar & wind power.
——–

This is how we defeat Putin and other petrostate autocrats (By Bill McKibben)
After Hitler invaded the Sudetenland, America turned its industrial prowess to building tanks, bombers and destroyers. Now, we must respond with renewables

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/feb/25/this-is-how-we-defeat-putin-and-other-petrostate-autocrats

Gordon A. Dressler
February 25, 2022 8:18 am

Way to go, John . . . spoken like a true bureaucrat protecting his turf! Now, get back to your current, primary job of “preparing” Egypt to host COP27
(ref: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/02/22/egyptians-preparing-sharm-el-sheikh-resort-for-the-cop27-conference/ ).

I’ll bet the accommodations, food and entertainment you receive at the Cyrene Grand Hotel, Sharm el-Sheikh, are just outstanding!

ResourceGuy
February 25, 2022 8:47 am

Nuts!

Mandobob
February 25, 2022 9:57 am

The WSJ has an editorial piece on this in today’s edition. Kerry (AKA “Lurch”) is (justifiably) raked-over-the-coals in the voluminous and very funny comments. I guess being obscenely rich (by marriage no less) gives him a “bubble” where his fevered dreams are his reality. I would call him a clown but that would insult the clown community.

HOJO
February 25, 2022 10:42 am

Covid’s is over and primate change has taken it’s place. Let the media blitz begin. Sorry real life had to get in the way of your fantasy island gig.

nankerphelge
February 25, 2022 3:56 pm

How can one country, at such a precise moment in history, get a collection of fools in power threatening a once great society so!

Paul
February 25, 2022 4:49 pm

Innocent people are getting killed in another damn war & this scuzz bag is worried about the climate change. Here’s hoping that there is such a thing as Hell & kerry is
one of the residents when he finally kicks the bucket. Inhuman pricks like this deserve nothing less. Thank our lucky stars he was never president !

Andy Pattullo
February 25, 2022 6:56 pm

John Kerry escaped from a Monty Python sketch – not a very good one.

aussiecol
February 26, 2022 1:53 am

”John Kerry fears Russia-Ukraine war will distract from climate change”
Explains the long face.

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