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Time’s Up, Matt!!

January 22, 2021

By Paul Homewood

h/t Joe Public/Robin Guenier

 

Time’s up Matt!!!

 

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48964736

 

Now, of course, the absurd Matt McGrath has his new white hope!

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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.

He was speaking remotely to a meeting in Italy of the B20 – a forum for the global business community to make their views known to the G20 group of countries.

A former presidential candidate, Mr Kerry has long been a powerful voice in climate politics. As President Obama’s Secretary of State he played a key role in securing the Paris agreement in 2015.

"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."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55751936

 

Could this be the same Paris Agreement that allowed all developing countries, including China and India, to open as many coal power plants as they wanted?

Does he really believe they will pay the slightest attention to him next time around?

46 Comments
  1. Ian Magness permalink
    January 22, 2021 11:04 am

    I suspect that these increasingly desperate people are now pinning everything on Glasgow to secure their legacy of a global energy government. Why? Just apart from the fact (as pointed out ad infinitum on such sites as this) that the likes of China, Russia and India will completely ignore whatever is agreed, I think the penny is finally beginning to drop that the Earth isn’t really warming to any great degree any more and, even if it was, there is nothing we can do about it because the cycles are demonstrably natural and our efforts are puny in comparison. If they can establish a world energy government in 2021, as the planet’s surface temperature levels off or even cools (even after the latest adjustocene fun) they can then say “look, we saved the planet!”. As an aside, a similar thing is happening with Covid as demonstrated by the U.K. government: wait until a wave peaks, impose a lockdown, then watch as numbers fall (which they were going to do anyway), then say “we’ve saved the country!”. Who cares about thousands of people being impoverished in the process?
    Yep, I reckon it’s the final throw of the dice to establish a world energy order this year because they know that this is probably the last year they can get away with peddling doom when there is none. People will work them out and ignore them. Eventually…

  2. jack broughton permalink
    January 22, 2021 11:13 am

    I wonder if the USA energy industry (Coal mining, fracking etc) realise that this will wreck their livelihoods for no demonstrable world benefit, other than satisfying the metro-elite who are basically Malthusians. The US economy will survive better than most would from this type of idiocy.

    • January 22, 2021 6:45 pm

      “The US economy will survive better than most would from this type of idiocy.”

      I hope you’re correct, but with Dems in charge now, and because of their cheating probably forever, that’s not a foregone conclusion.

  3. jack broughton permalink
    January 22, 2021 11:15 am

    Regarding Matt’s doom-date, that is tomorrow surely?
    I’m rushing out to enjoy my last day…… pity all the pubs are closed.

    • Mack permalink
      January 22, 2021 11:45 am

      You can relax, the ’18 month’ figure quoted by McGrath in the top article actually came from a speech by that eminent climate scientist…….Prince Charles. Say no more.

  4. Tim Leeney permalink
    January 22, 2021 11:22 am

    The sooner and the more thoroughly they apply their absurd policies in the US, the sooner the great US public will see through the whole swindle.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      January 22, 2021 3:40 pm

      I think the loss of thousands of current jobs on the Keystone XL pipeline will make the workers wonder what they voted for (even if they didn’t vote Biden of course – their votes will no doubt have been counted as his).

      • January 22, 2021 6:47 pm

        They didn’t vote for this dreck. The election WAS stolen, and they got away with it.

        As to Americans waking up, we already were, for all the good it did us.

      • Harry Passfield permalink
        January 22, 2021 10:08 pm

        Totally agree, Yonason.
        I’m enjoying the fact that the US press – not to mention this country’s – are having difficulty reporting that Biden, having constrained the NG to billet in an underground carpark, has been upstaged, it seems, by the fact that Trump given them fresh billets in his hotels.

      • January 25, 2021 8:40 pm

        Right, Harry. What a contrast., LOL.

        I’ve also read that TX and FL have recalled their contingent of the NG, due to the horrible treatment they’ve received at the hands of the Dems.
        https://americanmilitarynews.com/2021/01/tx-fl-govs-recall-natl-guard-from-dc-after-forced-to-parking-garage-from-capitol/

  5. Lez permalink
    January 22, 2021 11:23 am

    Seems like the US and the UK are competing in a race to the bottom.
    While India and China look on with amusement.

  6. GeoffB permalink
    January 22, 2021 11:34 am

    I remember a comment attributed to LBJ….”It is better to be inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in” maybe US back in Paris may focus on the futility of it all. I do not hold out much hope though.

    • mjr permalink
      January 22, 2021 12:14 pm

      LBJ was talking about having J Edgar Hoover in charge of the FBI… “I would rather have him [Hoover] inside the tent pissing out than outside the tent pissing in.”

  7. Robin Guenier permalink
    January 22, 2021 11:35 am

    Mr Kerry has long been a powerful voice in climate politics. As President Obama’s Secretary of State he played a key role in securing the Paris agreement in 2015.

    He did… but, as noted here:

    It is difficult to conceive of how anyone could have more thoroughly given away the store than Biden and Kerry did on this agreement. It could not have been worse if China had just written the agreement and handed it to Biden and Kerry to sign. While the U.S. committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions significantly, restricting its economy to the extent necessary to do so, China agreed to absolutely nothing.

    https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2020-11-30-biden-gets-ready-to-sell-out-us-interests-to-china

    • January 22, 2021 7:18 pm

      Sorry, but my bookmarked link for this is on an inoperative computer, but about Kerry and the ChiComs….

      So many leftists and Arab propagandists accused America of going to war in Iraq for their oil, even after Kerry agreed America wouldn’t take any, but sanctioned the transfer/sale of Iraqi oil to China.

      So, yeah. I have no doubt he’s more loyal to China than to America, against which he’s always held a grudge, so much so that he’s always been willing to lie to indict her.
      http://horse.he.net/~swiftpow/index.php?topic=WarCrimes
      …typical Democrat.

      • Mack permalink
        January 22, 2021 10:46 pm

        Over on Tallbloke’s site he references a very interesting article about the collapse of various green schemes in the US that were supported by Biden before they went bust that, coincidentally, benefitted him politically but, also, his contacts financially. No kickbacks were involved, I’m sure. Interestingly, the remnants of the green companies that went bust were hoovered up by the Chinese with whom, Biden et al, are reputed to be on very close terms. Funny that!

      • martinbrumby permalink
        January 22, 2021 11:33 pm

        Yes yonason
        And don’t forget that the guy who was instrumental in setting this Glowbull Warming scam going in the United Nations, was Canadian Maurice Strong, who was the key figure setting up Rio and Kyoto, who admitted it was all about ‘distributing wealth from rich to poor countries’ (actually from the poor in rich countries to the rich in poor countries).

        Well Maurice was one of the key organisers of Iraqi oil for cash racket.

        Unfortunately, when his fingers were noted in the till (allegedly a million bucks were just “resting in his account”), he had to high tail it. Guess where? You got it. China. Where he lived happily until his death. Allegedly. Did anyone check the corpse?

        All nice people.

      • January 25, 2021 8:47 pm

        @Mack
        Thanks. I know a lot of the “green” scams they backed went bust, but I don’t think I have the link from Tallbloke. I’ll have to look for that one.

        @martinbrumby
        Oh, yes. “all nice people” Indeed. What could possibly go wrong with trusting them with our future?!

  8. January 22, 2021 11:55 am

    What is the agreement in the Paris Agreement?

    https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/04/04/11245/

  9. January 22, 2021 12:13 pm

    By being self sufficient in oil Trump succeeded in reducing USA carbon dioxide emissions already !

    • January 22, 2021 7:06 pm

      Yes, now watch that go back up under Democrat “leadership.”

      (Not that more CO2 is a bad thing, but it’s going back up will just be proof that they don’t even know how to accomplish the goals they set for themselves.)

  10. Chilli permalink
    January 22, 2021 12:30 pm

    When Trump signed and EO exiting the Paris Climate Agreement in 2016 I remember reading that the procedure for leaving would take 4 years to action and various payments and processes would continue in the meantime. Strange that Biden can rejoin fully at the stroke of a pen as if the 4-year leaving process never happened.

    • January 22, 2021 2:30 pm

      Chili, under Trump the US did continue to send delegations to meetings, but stopped the payments to the “Green Climate Fund”, the mechanism to transfer wealth from “developed” to “developing” nations. Obama had diverted money from other accounts to make the previous payments.

      • January 22, 2021 6:59 pm

        Maybe you have some info on this, Ron. My impression of the wealth transfer to “developing” nations is that it is a money laundering scheme, since those nations don’t get to do what’s best for them, but what the climate grifters tell them they need, and will gladly sell them.

      • January 22, 2021 8:11 pm

        Yeah, I’ve done some international consulting on projects funded by EU and other development banks. And it’s true a lot of the money is spent paying for work by expert citizens of the donor countries. Climate financing is a little different. Here’s a report on climate money flows from a few years ago:

        https://rclutz.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/climate-finance-flows.png?w=1000&h=547

        You can imagine how much money is consumed by the bureaucracies involved transmitting from donors on the left to recipients on the right.

        Details here:
        https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2018/12/06/follow-the-climate-money/

      • January 27, 2021 11:46 pm

        Thanks, Ron.

  11. January 22, 2021 12:41 pm

    Often wonder how the delegates travel to all these conferences. Surely they don’t fly and/or drive? Think of the carbon emissions. I think it was the first one in Copenhagen where they ran out of limos to transport these important people between their luxury hotels and the conference centre so they had to borrow from across the border. At least one conference had thousands of supporters attending. I shall expect to see our shores full of rowing/sailing boats and the Glasgow roads full of cyclists and walkers. Or not.

  12. Broadlands permalink
    January 22, 2021 1:21 pm

    John Kerry is little different from Al Gore or St. Greta. None has any scientific background and they depend on others. They are puppets. In Mr. Kerry’s case his puppeteer is James Hansen. His wife’s Heinz Foundation gave him an award…

    “James Hansen receives the Heinz Award in the Environment for his exemplary leadership … the eye of the storm that swirls around this issue is Dr. Hansen. He calmly pursues his research while scrupulously maintaining his … models to the public and policymakers alike.”

    Hansen proposed the plan to return the Earth’s atmosphere to 350 ppm. A Net-Zero goal. Expect Kerry and Biden to urge more subsidized funding for the CCS technology that is building plants to do it. It is quite impossible simply because the amount of CO2 required in much too large. More money done the drain.

    • January 22, 2021 10:25 pm

      They forget the Earth already has a carbon cycle. Their CCS idea won’t help.

  13. Patsy Lacey permalink
    January 22, 2021 2:38 pm

    This is a pretty good analysis of why Biden won’t leave a green legacy
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/01/22/us-oil-industry-will-not-ride-sunset/

  14. Jackington permalink
    January 22, 2021 3:08 pm

    Kerry says Glasgow will be the last time we can make a difference – I thought that was Copenhagen?

  15. January 22, 2021 4:00 pm

    Africa and India are planning to build coal fired power plants for the foreseeable future, what John Kerry is really saying is, we, in the West have reached a point of economic well-being and progress that allows us to consider moving to the most expensive power options, however, we want to deny the economic development stage of low cost power to you and demand that you move straight to extreme fuel poverty by using power systems 4 to 7 times more expensive than what we used to develop our economic base. Sorry, but that is wrong, and condemning 1/2 the world to poverty because you believe in unproven “science” on global warming is morally wrong and arrogant, we have never in the history of man been at a point where we have lifted some many out of poverty, now not only do you wish to condemn the West to fuel poverty, you wish to deny the Rest of the World the fruits of low cost power.

  16. Vernon E permalink
    January 22, 2021 4:19 pm

    Straight out of Agenda 21; I assume Biden is a fully signed up member.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      January 22, 2021 8:45 pm

      Biden doesn’t know what day of the week it is. He thinks he’s just become President of his local Rotary Club.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      January 22, 2021 10:15 pm

      A signed up member of Agenda 21 (30)? I bet he’s one of the initial pension beneficiaries of it!
      Along with David Attenborough, who must be loving the fact that Covid keeps mutating and feeding his wet dream of a de-populated world. These people need to be sectioned.

      • Nancy & John Hultquist permalink
        January 23, 2021 5:10 am

        Mostly the U.N. has dropped a date and just use nice sounding phrases:
        – The Sustainable Development Agenda;
        – 17 Goals for People, for Planet;
        – Decade of Action;
        – At the core of the 2020-2030 decade is the need for action to tackle growing poverty, empower women and girls, and address the climate emergency.

        Interestingly, Joe B. just signed an executive order that may have the
        effect of ending Girls’ Sports.
        That’s from Commentary by Abigail Shrier in the WSJ.
        The key is allowing transgenger (males) to compete in sports.
        Too much, and nuanced, to summarize here.

  17. Cheshire Red permalink
    January 22, 2021 5:54 pm

    The US withdrawing for 1 month threatened the people of the world?
    Laughable and needless to say, a flat-out lie.

  18. Cheshire Red permalink
    January 22, 2021 6:33 pm

    Why are no MSM calling out this endless BS?
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, yet it has no effect whatsoever.

    • January 22, 2021 6:53 pm

      Short answer: They are all in on it, as well.

  19. Don B permalink
    January 22, 2021 7:07 pm

    On July 1, 2017 the NY Times reported that 1,600 coal power plants were either under construction or planned in 62 countries. They did not mention that all 62 countries had signed the Paris Accord. 🙂

  20. Gamecock permalink
    January 22, 2021 9:23 pm

    ‘US Special Envoy on climate change John Kerry’

    Special in that he rides in a short bus.*

    *You might have to be American to understand that. Some idioms don’t translate well.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      January 22, 2021 10:19 pm

      Sorry, GC, I just had to look it up. For my fellow Brits:
      “A derrogatory phrase derived from the smaller school bus used to ferry special education … Johnny is such a dumbass”
      Works for me when it comes to Kerry (who I can remember). I figure he shared a seat with Biden.

      • Gamecock permalink
        January 22, 2021 10:31 pm

        Thanks, Harry. I figured that if I had to explain my own joke, it wasn’t very good.

      • Nancy & John Hultquist permalink
        January 23, 2021 5:19 am

        Being a bit more into computers than riding a big yellow bus, can we start a new one: “Biden has a short bus.”

      • Harry Passfield permalink
        January 23, 2021 10:05 am

        N&J…’Biden has a short bus’… and the driver is Xi.

  21. It doesn't add up... permalink
    January 22, 2021 10:13 pm

    I think Trump’s withdrawal was wreck-less. Unlike the wreck that Kerry and Biden will make for the US. Actually it’s a shame he didn’t do it sooner, and that Glasgow didn’t take place. The reality might have put a bit of a wrecking ball through the whole sham.

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