Presidential Climate Change Envoy John Kerry ditched a House Committee Wednesday because had a “commercial flight to make” and had to leave Washington, DC earlier than expected.
“I was just asking my staff… I thought we originally, I think the hearing was set from ten to noon. And I can push to 12:30, but I am flying commercial and have a flight that I have to make,” Kerry told the Committee. “So I have to leave here by 12:30.”
Kerry’s comments come just days after a financial report showed the climate hypocrite investing in energy and oil companies before his appointment to the Biden Administration.
From Fox News:
John Kerry, President Biden’s special presidential envoy for climate change, held investments in oil companies prior to divesting from the stocks as he took over the position, according to financial forms.
Kerry’s financial disclosure forms, which were obtained by Fox News, show that the former secretary of state was financially invested in numerous oil companies, including Duke Energy, Cimarex, Dominion Energy, Exelon Corporation and Valero Energy.
As Biden’s climate envoy, he will push policies that run counter to his personal investments before taking over the post. At the same time that Kerry held investments in oil companies, he also worked with climate groups The Rise Fund, where he served as a senior adviser, and Climate Finance Partners, where he acted as chairman of the advisory board.
In early March, Kerry warned the oil and gas industry that if it doesn’t embrace clean energy it will be “sitting there with a lot of stranded assets” and “end up on the wrong side of the battle.” He also said the industry should be figuring out “how do we become not an oil-and-gas company, but how do we become an energy company.”
The financial forms show that Kerry’s total investments were valued between $4.2 million and $15 million. He was paid $5 million from Bank of America and collected hundreds of thousands in honorarium from the likes of Deutsche Bank, Zurich Insurance Company and MedStar Washington.
The State Department told Axios, which first reported on Kerry’s financial disclosure, that the climate czar has divested from all assets that could pose conflicts of interest. Kerry has signed an ethics pledge stating he will not participate in decisions involving his former clients and employers.
Kerry has also faced scrutiny over the use of his family’s private jet as he speaks out against climate change. The jet recently made a trip to Idaho as he went on an international climate tour, Fox News reported.
Read the full report here.
APOCALYPSE 2030: Kerry Says Humanity Has ‘Nine Years Left’ to Solve Climate Crisis, ‘No Room for B.S.’
‘Special Presidential Envoy John Kerry’ confirmed Friday that the USA has rejoined the Paris Climate agreement; saying it’s “good to be back.”
“Well, the scientists told us three years ago we have 12 years to avert the worst consequences of climate crisis,” Kerry responded. “We are now three years gone so we have nine years left.”
“There is no room for B.S. anymore. There’s no faking it on this one,” he added.
“Today’s the day. We’re officially back in the Paris Agreement – again part of the global climate effort. No country can fight this fight on its own. We look forward to a productive year and a successful #COP26 in Glasgow. #GoodToBeBack,” posted Kerry on social media.
The United States officially rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement Friday exactly 30 days after President Biden signed an Executive Order on global warming during his first hours inside the Oval Office.
“Climate change and science diplomacy can never again be ‘add-ons’ in our foreign policy discussions,” Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in the statement. “Addressing the real threats from climate change and listening to our scientists is at the center of our domestic and foreign policy priorities.”
— The Hill (@thehill) February 19, 2021
Good morning. The United States has rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement. pic.twitter.com/RCl3wwyKxh
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) February 19, 2021
“The Paris Agreement is an unprecedented framework for global action. We know because we helped design it and make it a reality. Its purpose is both simple and expansive: to help us all avoid catastrophic planetary warming and to build resilience around the world to the impacts from climate change we already see,” added the statement.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
BRAIN FREEZE: Denver Less Than 3 INCHES from All-Time Snow Record, Most Since 1891
The city of Denver, Colorado is now just three inches away from smashing their all-time record for snowfall after some spots saw accumulation of more than three times the average for the month of March.
“With an official 1 inch of snow that fell on Tuesday and another 0.6 of an inch that came down early Wednesday, Denver has now amassed 32.5 inches of snow this month, eclipsing the 1891 total of 31.3 inches in March of that year. March 2021 is now tied with 1944 for the second-snowiest March in the city’s history,” reports Accuweather.
— CBSDenver (@CBSDenver) March 21, 2021
“The city has a good chance of surpassing the shared 1944 total of 32.5 inches in the remaining days of the month and would need 2.8 inches of snow over the last week of March to top the all-time March record of 35.2 inches set in 2003,” adds the website.
Related Story: T-MINUS 9? Kerry Says 9 Years Left to Save Earth, Biden Admin: No ‘New Timeline’ for Apocalypse
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to comment on ‘Climate Czar’ John Kerry’s prediction that humanity has less than nine years to avert a climate catastrophe; saying they have no “new timeline” for the impending apocalypse.
“John Kerry said that there are only 9 years left to save the world from climate change. Does President Biden agree?” asked one reporter during the daily briefing.
“I don’t have a new timeline to give you from here. I can confirm for you though the President agrees with former Sec. Kerry that it’s a crisis,” said Psaki.
Q: John Kerry said that there are only 9 years left to save the world from climate change. Does Biden agree?
Psaki: "I don't have a new timeline to give you from here. I can confirm for you though the President agrees with former Sec. Kerry that it's a crisis." pic.twitter.com/7kaSG00LJ8
— Forbes (@Forbes) February 23, 2021
Watch the exchange above.