“These comments are a blatant slap in the face to the hardworking individuals that spend their lives sustainably producing our world’s food, fuel, and fiber.”
The last time we checked on Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, his secretive eco-negotiations with his Chinese counterparts were probed by the Republican-led House Oversight and Accountability Committee.
Climate Czars Kerry’s plans for eco-denominations took a dark turn recently when he demanded farms substantially drop emissions by levels that appear to be determined by narrative science and global “experts” who seem keen to sacrifice effective food production on the altar of climate crisis theology.
“We can’t get to net zero, we don’t get this job done, unless agriculture is front and center as part of the solution,” Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate, said at the AIM for Climate summit in Washington.
He said that without cutting agricultural emissions, the world may not reach its goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius – which scientists say must be achieved to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
President Joe Biden has pledged the U.S. will reach net zero emissions by 2050.
He not only targeted current levels of farming emissions, but Kerry also seemed unhappy that they would increase as the Earth’s human population expanded.
“A lot of people have no clue that agriculture contributes about 33% of all the emissions of the world,” he said during his keynote address. “We can’t get to net-zero, we don’t get this job done unless agriculture is front and center as part of the solution. So all of us understand here the depths of this mission.”
“Food systems themselves contribute a significant amount of emissions just in the way in which we do the things we’ve been doing,” he continued. “With a growing population on the planet – we just crossed the threshold of 8 billion fellow citizens around the world – emissions from the food system alone are projected to cause another half a degree of warming by mid-century.”
Interestingly, Kerry insisted a 2-degree temperatures rise would be catastrophic to food production. That is false: The Medieval Warm Period temperatures were 1-2 degrees higher, and the climate was very conducive to farming then. Pared with modern equipment and techniques, agricultural production should be outstanding.
Furthermore, there are burgeoning concerns about the “science” that might be applied to food production. The Netherlands farmers held massive protests that the mainstream media refused to cover, but enough information escaped to impact the Dutch elections and increase awareness that farms are now targets of climate activism.
History is replete with examples of agricultural experiments that failed, resulting in mass starvation. The Great Chinese Famine between 1959 and 1961 resulted in the death of up to 50 million people and was caused by policies under the Great Leap Forward, including:
- Inefficient distribution of food within the nation’s planned economy
- Requiring the use of poor agricultural techniques
- The Four Pests campaign that reduced sparrow populations (which disrupted the ecosystem)
- Over-reporting of grain production
Now wonder, then, a group of 27 House Republicans is calling on Biden and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to disavow Kerry’s recent comments.
“We strongly urge you to denounce Kerry’s remarks. These comments are a blatant slap in the face to the hardworking individuals that spend their lives sustainably producing our world’s food, fuel, and fiber,” the GOP lawmakers state in the letter. “Although the world agriculture industry accounts for 22 percent of global GHG emissions, Kerry’s alarmist narrative does not tell the full story of American agriculture.”
“American farmers and ranchers are committed to being stewards of the land,” they add. “We are appalled by the comments made by [Kerry] and ask that your administration recognize the responsible efforts agriculture producers make every day to feed, clothe and fuel the world. Farmers and ranchers are the lifeblood to our food security, and a nation that cannot feed itself would not be a nation at all.”
I suspect neither occupant of the Oval Officer nor anyone in his administration will disavow the comments, as the align perfectly with the chaos and destruction that has been the hallmark of the Biden era.
Meanwhile, Kerry is living his best life using all the emissions.
Climate grifter John Kerry turned up at the coronation wearing his fake medals as he pushes the fake climate crisis while doing his fake job.
— Glockford Files (@GlockfordFiles) May 7, 2023
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