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(FreedomWire.org) – US negotiators agreed Sunday to pay “climate” reparations to “developing” countries to punish Americans for their success and reward a handful of extremely rich people who live in those countries.

Pakistan, which spearheaded a group of 134 developing nations pushing for loss and damage payments, provided a fresh reminder of the destructive forces of climate change. Over the summer, Pakistan suffered devastating flooding that scientists say was made worse by global warming, resulting in more than 1,500 deaths, plunging one-third of the country underwater and causing $30 billion in damages, even as Pakistan contributes less than 1 percent of the world’s planet-warming emissions.

What caused the devastating flooding, other than Pakistan being located in a region that has been hit by heavy rains regularly since humans first kept records, is deforestation and social incompetence. It might make them feel better to blame other people for the tragedy, but the logical and foreseeable consequences of Pakistan’s failed state status made the flood inevitable.

The Wall Street Journal gives the best description

John Kerry, the U.S. climate envoy, dismissed the idea earlier this month: “It’s a well-known fact that the United States and many other countries will not establish . . . some sort of legal structure that is tied to compensation or liability. That’s just not happening.” But on Thursday Europe abandoned the U.S. by proposing a deal, and Mr. Kerry rolled over.

Wealthy countries will now set up a fund to cover climate damage for the least developed countries—i.e., not China or middle-income nations. This will be financed from “a broad donor base” and “mosaic of solutions,” such as international development banks and taxes on aviation, shipping and fossil fuels.

Europe hopes this will induce poor countries to reduce emissions to meet the Paris target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. The world has already warmed by 1.1 degrees, and a U.N. report last month estimated temperatures would rise 1.8 degrees even if Western countries meet their “net-zero” goals.

But China emits two-thirds more CO2 than Europe and the U.S. combined. Coal accounts for 60% of China’s power generation, and more new coal plants are set for approval through 2025 than the entire existing U.S. fleet. China says it needs more coal power for energy security and, unlike Europe and the U.S., it won’t commit climate suicide.

This is a stupid and unworkable policy agreed to by stupid people who allegedly represent our nation’s interests. The saving grace is that with a new GOP Congressional majority, there is slight chance of the money for this travesty being appropriated. However, it points to a larger problem. We should not be a party to stupid activities like this. If we do decide to be a party to them, we can’t have whatever John Kerry is supposed to be representing our interests when the are only focused on consensus.

Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) introduced a bill that would defund President Joe Biden‘s special presidential envoy for climate — a position currently held by former Secretary of State John Kerry.

The bill is officially titled ‘The No Taxpayer Funding For Climate Zealots Advancing Radical Schemes Act,’’ or the ‘‘No Taxpayer Funding For CZARS Act.” Original co-sponsors include GOP Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), Thomas Massie (KY), Lauren Boebert (CO), Scott Perry (PA), Mary Miller (IL), Louie Gohmert (TX), Andy Biggs (AZ), and Greg Steube (FL).

“Hardworking Americans are struggling every day to afford gas and electricity because of the disastrous energy policies peddled by hysterical fools like John Kerry,” Roy said.

Recently, Kerry told a crowd at the University of Southern California’s Center of Public Diplomacy that despite the high price of gasoline, Americans should not increase oil production, Fox News reported.

“No, we don’t,” he said in reference to those who advocate for more drilling. “We absolutely don’t. And we have to prevent a false narrative from entering into this.”

Kerry has held his position as Biden’s climate czar since the beginning of his presidency. In August 2021, Fox News reported that Kerry’s “family jet has already emitted 30 times the amount of carbon emitted by a typical passenger vehicle per year.”  The report cited flight data reviewed by the outlet and found “the jet emitted an estimated 138 metric tons of carbon on trips dating from Jan. 10 to Aug. 6.” That means Kerry’s jet “emitted 30 times the amount of carbon emitted by a typical passenger vehicle per year,” Fox added.

Roy’s bill officially reads, “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be used for the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, including for salary, administrative, and travel expenses of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and for any other activity of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.”

(FreedomWire.org) – President Joe Biden’s climate czar, John Kerry, flew to England on Friday to pay respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II, but turned heads when he chose to use the opportunity to speak on climate change.

In a television interview, the United States’ first special presidential envoy for climate said that he hoped that the United Kingdom’s new monarch, King Charles III, will help him fight back against climate change. Although British monarchs are supposed to remain neutral on political issues, the former secretary of state argued that it isn’t partisan at all.

“It’s not political. There’s no ideology in it. It’s not a Republican-Democrat/Tory-Labour issue. It’s a universal issue defined by science,” Kerry said, who was due to meet Charles in Scotland to discuss climate financing, but the meeting was canceled after the death of the Queen.

John Kerry on climate change: “It’s not political…It’s a universal issue defined by science.”

Kerry, speaking to the BBC, likened it to Queen Elizabeth’s supportive role during World War II, and reiterated his point that climate change is not a political matter.

“This is life or death,” he said. “I mean everybody is talking about this in the world, it’s an existential issue.”

“It doesn’t have a Tory or Labour or any other party in the world’s label on it… It’s a universal issue about the planet and he has for 50 years been ahead of the curve, speaking out, and working on approaches to deal with the challenge,” he said.

Kerry’s words may inspire the new king, but many have pointed out his hypocrisy in his environmentally-savvy statements.

Since being appointed to his role as President Biden’s climate czar, Kerry has flown over 180,000 miles in flights that emitted more than 9.5 million pounds or 4,772 tons of carbon into the atmosphere, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.

In a review of 75 of Kerry’s official travel announcements from March 2021 to July 2022, he is reported to have produced roughly 300 times the average American’s carbon footprint on his trips to discuss climate change with various world leaders.

Kerry’s office told Fox News that he flies “commercially or via military air in his role as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate,” but Kerry’s press releases do not specify which type of plane is utilized for any particular trip. He’s posted photos to Twitter, using electric buses and scooters as a means of transportation, but has not shared snapshots of his plane travel.

In another example of inconsistency with his purported values, as of July, Kerry’s family’s own jet has made a total of 48 trips lasting more than 60 hours and emitted an estimated 715,886 pounds, or 325 metric tons, of carbon since President Biden was sworn into office.

The plane belongs to Flying Squirrel LLC., Kerry’s wife Teresa Heinz-Kerry’s company in which Kerry reported owning a more than $1 million stake on his most recent financial disclosure.

(FreedomWire.org) – Joe Biden’s ‘Special Presidential Climate Envoy’ John Kerry has been operating in secret for the past year-and-a-half.

Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) filed a FOIA lawsuit in an effort to obtain emails between John Kerry’s office and various climate change groups.

The emails turned over to PPT from John Kerry’s office were heavily redacted.

Not one staffer’s name was revealed.

What is John Kerry hiding?

“It hardly seems in the public interest, in fact it appears the antithesis of serving the public interest, to hide the names of government officials who are communicating with controversial outside activist organizations that are attempting to influence government policy,” PPT director Michael Chamberlain told Fox News Digital.

“The State Department’s attempts to keep from the public the names of every one of their employees involved in these communications stands in stark contrast to the attorney general’s declaration that ‘transparency in government operations is a priority of this administration,'” Chamberlain continued.

“State’s attempts to conceal the identities of the officials participating in these conversations was so excessive they first attempted to conceal the name of the person whose documents we requested in the first place,” he added.

According to the documents, the redactions were made under the FOIA exemption (b)(6) for “personal privacy information.”

Some redactions only cover the name of the employee while keeping his or her State Department email uncovered. Other redactions cover both the name and email, making it unclear if some of the redacted emails are official State Department emails.

It is unclear why Kerry’s office is redacting the names and emails of the federal employees he oversees, who are all paid with taxpayer dollars.