(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) – At the G-20 summit in Bali, we’ve seen the first face-to-face meeting between the weakest American president since Jimmy Carter, and the toughest and most powerful Chinese leader since Mao. Of course, it was a debacle.

Perhaps the most ludicrous result of the Bali meeting was the White House’s claim that Biden and Xi agreed to work together on “health and food security,” when Biden was too timid to bring up the origins of Covid or the need to get to the bottom of what happened in those Wuhan labs — for China’s sake as well as ours. Nor did he bring up fentanyl, the major killer of young Americans.

To Biden’s credit, Taiwan did come up, but the president seems to misunderstand what the goal with regard to the island democracy needs to be. It isn’t to prevent a war over Taiwan. It’s to prevent a Chinese takeover of Taiwan.

Biden and Xi Jinping’s three-hour meeting will be meaningless if the U.S. doesn’t respond to Chinese misconduct, said Gordon Chang.

“This meeting may have established some order in the Taiwan Strait, but the issue is whether Xi Jinping believes Biden,” he added. “Xi has seen Biden’s failure to impose costs on China for openly supporting the Russian military in Ukraine and may believe he can similarly ignore Biden’s warnings on Taiwan.”

Beijing views Taiwan as an inalienable part of China. The self-ruled island’s democratically-elected government rejects Beijing’s claims of sovereignty over it, while China has accused the U.S. in recent years of encouraging Taiwan independence.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is blasting Biden’s meeting with Xi Jinping, saying the president should have held the Chinese Communist Party “accountable” for human rights abuses, its refusal to probe the COVID-19 origins, and the theft of American intellectual property.

“This meeting should have held the CCP accountable for its rampant human rights abuses, ongoing theft of American intellectual property, and its refusal to investigate the origins of COVID-19.”

Rubio added, “Instead, President Biden demonstrated that he is willing to sacrifice everything — including our national security and the security of our allies — for the sake of pursuing ill-fated climate talks with our nation’s greatest adversary.”

Biden has signaled before that the United States will act in Taiwan’s defense in case of a Chinese invasion. But, with no GOP majority in the Senate and only a thin majority in the House to restrain Biden, Xi has to know he has two more years to consolidate his power and move forward with his plans — up to and including Taiwan.

(FreedomWire.org) – Former diplomats and political observers are speaking out about what they view as a highly embarrassing snub of President Joe Biden this week.

According to reports, several world leaders are planning to skip the Summit of the Americans, leading critics to speculate that they don’t take the U.S. president very seriously.

“Disaster on the world stage for Joe Biden – Saudi Arabia, Israel and now Mexico all snub Biden within the last 24 hours alone,” tweeted former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, who was an ambassador to Germany.

“They all see what we see,” he added.

In reporting on the summit, Politico noted in a tweet with a link to the outlet’s story: “As President Joe Biden prepares to host the Summit of the Americas, expectations are low that he’ll deliver. He has no serious trade deals to offer and migration remains unresolved.”

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed on Monday that he won’t attend the summit, which is scheduled to begin this week, a decision that comes as perhaps the largest migrant convoy thus far is making its way through his country to the U.S. border, in anticipation of Title 42 ending.

“The event is hosted by President Joe Biden and will in part focus on the migration crisis,” the Daily Caller reported.

“Lopez Obrador previously threatened to boycott the event if the Biden administration excluded Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, added Reuters.”

“López Obrador had been leading a chorus of mostly leftist leaders pushing the U.S. to invite Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela to the gathering taking place on U.S. soil for the first time since 1994,” the AP reported regarding the snub by Mexico. “Other leaders, including from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — three big drivers of migration to the U.S. — have indicated they’ll stay away too.”

Argentina also suggested it would support Lopez Obrador’s move, the AP reported. The incident prompted phone calls from both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, aimed at ensuring a high turnout.

“There cannot be a summit if all countries are not invited,” López Obrador told reporters on Monday. “Or there can be one, but that is to continue with all politics of interventionism.”

Instead, ‘AMLO’ is sending the Mexican foreign minister in his stead.

NBC News quoted a foreign diplomat and two U.S. officials who said Biden’s visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel will not occur this month, as was expected. Both of those visits were initially scheduled to take place at the end of Biden’s trips to Germany and Spain in June. The White House said the Middle East visits will now happen at a later date.

“We are working on a trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia for a GCC+3 Summit,” a senior administration official told NBC NWorews. “We are working to confirm dates. When we have something to announce, we will.”