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John Kerry: Even if Every Country Abides by Paris Agreement, Temperatures Will ‘Still Rise’

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John Kerry: Even if Every Country Abides by Paris Agreement, Temperatures Will ‘Still Rise’


The Biden administration seeks to impose economy debilitating impediments on the United States under the rubric of “green energy” policies.

His ‘climate czar’ John Kerry, however, has bad news for those thinking that the United States abiding by the rejoined Paris Accords that push for ‘net zero’ emissions by 2050 will do much to slow temperature increases on the planet.

“But what we have to also be honest about now is the limits of what we engineer together,” Kerry said. “Because the fundamental truth of the Paris agreement is that even if every country fulfilled its initial promises, and many are falling short, even if everyone did what they said they would do in Paris, the temperature of this planet will still rise by upwards of 2.5 or 3 degrees Centigrade.”

“We’re already seeing dramatic consequences with 1.2 degrees,” he continued. “Imagine the doubling. To contemplate doubling that is to invite catastrophe. I’m not an exaggerator, I’m not an alarmist, but I do believe in science. Two and two is four. It’s still four, despite the fact that some politicians want you to debate whether or not it’s five and chew up all our time and energy. Since the years since Paris, the scientific community has now determined that even the agreements well below two degrees is not enough to stave off climate chaos.”

This statement reveals a truth that the radical left is unwilling to admit: That ‘manmade’ global warming is a fraction of the thermal forcing in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is a trace gas that is only 3%-4% of thermal forcing in the lower troposphere. In the big picture, earth is still at historic lows in terms of carbon dioxide levels and global temperatures.

Most importantly: There is no guarantee that giving central planners control over the U.S. economy will even work, except to give the central planners more power, handicap the nation competitively, and enrich political allies of the Democratic Party.

China is the biggest polluter on the planet and is unlikely to abide by the Paris Accords. This will put the American economy at a further disadvantage, even as the U.S. has reduced its emissions over time with an essentially marketized economy.

One of the first actions of the Biden administration was to rejoin the Paris Peace Agreement and to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. These are actions that would appear to benefit the non-complying Chinese regime, which experienced economic growth amid the global pandemic. It was the only major country to record economic growth in 2020. Its GDP reportedly rose 6.5% in the fourth quarter.

The Biden administration’s actions have hamstrung America’s ability to economically compete with China. As Daniel Turner succinctly put it in Real Clear Energy:

I’ve written here before about the great gift to China which is the entire Biden energy agenda. At the same time he will be watching Canada’s oil go to China, Biden will be buying Chinese wind and solar technologies with borrowed American tax dollars. Meanwhile, Russia will be selling its natural gas to Europe, while America will join the other eunuchs of the Paris Climate Accord to keep China and Russia laughing at all of us.

After early lockdowns from the Chinese government responding to the pandemic, air pollution levels eventually rose to pre-pandemic levels, Reuters reported in May 2020. In November, the head of the International Energy Agency Fatih Birol assessed that China’s CO2 emissions in 2020 would be higher than in 2019.

Compare the United States, which has steadily in the main cut its carbon dioxide levels and diversified its energy portfolio. Notably, the United States saw its greenhouse emissions continue to drop under the Trump administration. Inside Climate News noted the trends from 2005-2019.

These are the power usage trends for the United States over that time period.

John Kerry: Even if Every Country Abides by Paris Agreement, Temperatures Will ‘Still Rise’

“U.S. net emissions declined 12 percent from 2005 to 2017 due to a range of market- and policy-related factors,” the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions reported.

The United States’ carbon emissions dropped by 10% in 2020, due largely to the pandemic, CNN reported in January 2021. America’s market economy was thus a better steward of the environment than the communist Chinese.

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Donald Trump Warns GOP to Get ‘Proper Election Results in 2022’ Before Making Deal with Democrats on Infrastructure

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Donald Trump Warns GOP to Get ‘Proper Election Results in 2022’ Before Making Deal with Democrats on Infrastructure


Donald Trump has some advice for Republicans who may be tempted to cut a deal with Democrats on their colossal $3.5 trillion infrastructure package.

“Senate Republicans are being absolutely savaged by Democrats on the so-called ‘bipartisan’ infrastructure bill,” Trump wrote. “Mitch McConnell and his small group of RINOs wants nothing more than to get a deal done at any cost to prove that he can work with the Radical Left Democrats.”

“It is so important to him that he is agreeing to almost anything,” Trump added. “Don’t do the infrastructure deal, wait until we get proper election results in 2022 or otherwise, and regain a strong negotiation stance.”

“Republicans, don’t let the Radical Left play you for weak fools and losers!” he concluded.

Last Monday, a failed Senate test vote dealt a blow to the $3.5 trillion spending blowout. The Republicans have countered with a $1.2 trillion proposal that sheds a lot of the ‘progressive’ items on climate change, union handouts, and kickbacks to radical groups.

Also buried in the infrastructure bill was a ‘pathway to citizenship’ for tens of millions of illegal immigrants/prospective Democrat voters. The Democrats were seeking to pass the bill through reconciliation, although this would be an egregious abuse of the process that is of dubious constitutional merit.

Even a CNN host highlighted the infrastructure bill was “very progressive,” meaning radical and costly.

“The policy is very progressive,” Abby Phillip confessed. “The policy is not, you know, moderate. This is someone who is proposing $3.5 trillion in spending in a reconciliation bill on top of over a trillion dollars in spending on an infrastructure bill.”

At a “Rally to Protect Our Elections” in Phoenix on Saturday night, Donald Trump gave some of his strongest criticism yet of the 2020 election.

“The 2020 election was a total disgrace,” Trump said. You can watch the clip below:

“And I tell this to people, I tell it to Republicans, and a lot of them are very good people,” he continued. “And they say, ‘well, sir, we have to get on to the future’.”

“Let me tell you, you’re not going to have a future,” Trump added. “First of all, our nation is being destroyed. But you’re not going to have a future in ’22 or ’24 if you don’t find out how they cheated with hundreds of thousands and even millions of votes, because you won’t win anything. You won’t win anything.”

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After Confrontation with Tucker in Fly Fishing Shop, Montana Man’s Real Identity Comes Out

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After Confrontation with Tucker in Fly Fishing Shop, Montana Man’s Real Identity Comes Out


Tucker Carlson was recently accosted in a fly fishing shop in Livingston, Montana by someone who people have referred to as ‘Montana man.’ The video has captured widespread attention, but new information has arisen about the man who called Tucker the “worst human being.”

The belligerent man berating Carlson in front of his daughter uploaded the video of the incident onto Instagram under the account Dan Bailey.

Dan Bailey posted it onto Instagram with the comment: “It’s not everyday you get to tell someone they are the worst person in the world and really mean it! What an asshole!”

Bailey had more to say about Carlson on his Instagram video excerpt: “This man has killed more people with vaccine misinformation, he has supported extreme racism, he is a fascist and does more to rip this country apart than anyone that calls themselves an American.”

While in the store, however, Tucker Carlson handled the aggressive man’s tirade coolly. The audience can decide for themselves who came off as an “asshole.”

“I don’t care, man,” Bailey said as he got in Carlson’s face. “Dude, you are the worst human being known to man. I want you to know that.”

“I’m not going to debate you,” Carlson said. Then he turned to look at the person recording the video.

“I don’t care that your daughter’s here,” Bailey ranted. “What you’ve done to people’s families, what you have done to everybody else.”

“Son,” Carlson said as he walked away.

Improbably, although the name of the store was Dan Bailey’s Fly Shop, this Dan Bailey is not affiliated with the shop, according to a release by the store owner Dan Sexton.

“This person has no affiliation with our business, other than he shares the same name as our founder, who passed away in 1982,” the shop’s statement said. “To be clear, we treat every customer equally and respectfully. Our staff was professional and cordial to Mr. Carlson, as we are with all of our customers.”

But to nobody’s surprise, it look like Dan Bailey is a public sector worker with a few quite interesting connections. Dan Bailey is a Yellowstone Program Manager.

According to his LinkedIn profile, he still works with the National Parks Conservation Association.

After Confrontation with Tucker in Fly Fishing Shop, Montana Man’s Real Identity Comes Out

He is fairly well-educated, as he received an M.S. from the University of Montana, as well as a B.S. from Montana State University-Bozeman.

After Confrontation with Tucker in Fly Fishing Shop, Montana Man’s Real Identity Comes Out

But most interesting of all is an association that was uncovered through a description of his background as a Board Member of the Taimen Fund. The connection was located by a Twitter user named JLaw, who noted it was “kinda odd.”

After Confrontation with Tucker in Fly Fishing Shop, Montana Man’s Real Identity Comes Out

“Dan began his work in Mongolia during the summer of 2007 as a river ecologist working on the Asia Foundation’s ‘Securing Our Future’ project,” the fund’s page says. “During his first field season Dan performed numerous river assessments across Mongolia with a team of Mongolian and American scientists.  If you ask Dan the real reason behind his trip to Mongolia it was for a chance at the elusive taimen. ‘I saw a photo of a taimen when I was 14 and knew from that date forward I would catch one of these beautiful fish.’”

“Following his work with the Asia Foundation Dan began guiding on the Delgermörön, where the perilous situation that confronted taimen in Mongolia was experienced first-hand,” the description continues. “As a result he started working on a project that was intended to inform foreign anglers about taimen conservation and protection.  This project was the foundation for a master’s degree from the University of Montana, which Dan completed in 2013.”

The Asia Foundation itself has a colorful past, which includes a prior known association with the Central Intelligence Agency. Although the Asia Foundation formally separated from the CIA years ago, it still receives sizable government funding, including from the U.S. State Department.

Based on declassified CIA documents and NY Times reporting, the Asia Foundation has a history of misleading the public about its ties to the CIA. It also has a history as a propaganda front for U.S. intelligence activities.

“The Asia Foundation is, on the surface, a private non-profit that contributes to the development of Asia, including donating millions of books,” a 2017 MuckRock article notes. “In reality, since it was created by Central Intelligence Agency in 1951, TAF has engaged in a decades long campaign to misrepresent its origins, purpose, and funding.”

“Originally conceived by CIA as a propaganda machine and a front for covert activities including psychological warfare, TAF has controlled its narrative by becoming the primary source of information on its organization,” the article goes on. “The narrative presented by TAF effectively erases the first years of its history and misleads the public about its sources of funding over the years. TAF’s deceptions aren’t limited to the public, either. Declassified documents reveal that TAF provided information to the State Department that was incorrect and misleading; this information was subsequently given to Congress. These misrepresentations were then cited in the findings of Congress’ ‘Asia Foundation Act’, which provides funding for the Foundation, and have become commonly referenced.”

Despite the Asia Foundation’s evolving revisionist history about its origins, a November 2017 article at Muck Rock follows the money and exposes that the Asia Foundation (TAF) is still a tool of U.S. foreign policy.

“TAF portrays itself as having been created ‘with the approval of the National Security Council’ and later being funded by, but remaining functionally independent from, the CIA,” the article notes. “In reality, it was a weapon crafted by CIA explicitly for political warfare. Armed with CIA propaganda products, guided by CIA priorities, staffed with CIA contract employees and former CIA staffers, TAF spent the first 16 years of its existence under the direct control of the Agency. For more than a year after that, it relied on funds that the Agency had covertly provided. TAF did not lose touch with the Agency in the following decades, nor did it lose its support.”

“While TAF has done good work, it also misleads the public about its origins with CIA, and about the current source of its funding,” the article’s author Emma North-Best adds.

There is no evidence to suggest that Dan Bailey was working with the CIA or was tipped off by intel about Tucker Carlson being in Livingston, Montana. Bailey appears on the surface to be a public sector employee whose behavior may have crossed an ethical line, but he may have acted within his legal rights.

However, it is undeniable that the U.S.’s intel services are being weaponized against dissident patriotic voices such as Tucker Carlson’s. There is no doubt the U.S. government is engaging in a ‘shadow game’ with Americans over narratives and appearances. This is where any video-recorded public confrontation of a dissident conservative voice becomes potentially scary.

Tucker Carlson’s public confrontation comes amidst a backdrop of his controversy over alleged NSA spying. Carlson attests the agency has admitted to his “unmasking”; meanwhile, the NSA denies “targeting” Carlson, even as one of CNN’s sources confirmed he was “unmasked.”

The Fox News host has a history with public confrontations, including with Antifa activists who vandalized his home, screamed intimidating chants, and even threatened his family in 2018. When it comes to public intimidation, it appears to be the radical left’s preferred method to attempt to silence those who speak out against them.

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Donald Trump Packs Phoenix Rally, But Look Behind the Scenes at Biden’s ‘Town Hall’ to See Who Can Draw a Bigger Crowd

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Donald Trump Packs Phoenix Rally, But Look Behind the Scenes at Biden’s ‘Town Hall’ to See Who Can Draw a Bigger Crowd


Donald Trump has packed an auditorium at a “Rally to Protect Our Elections” event in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday. There was an estimated 4,000 members in attendance at the rally.

Trump is expected to speak sometime in the 6 p.m. hour. Watch the event below

But Joe Biden’s “town hall” with CNN, sold as a highly anticipated event, fell far short of even one of Trump’s speeches at an event.

Donald Trump Packs Phoenix Rally, But Look Behind the Scenes at Biden’s ‘Town Hall’ to See Who Can Draw a Bigger Crowd

The photo comparison was shown by Newsmax’s Benny Johnson:

“Which is the crowd for the sitting President of The United States?” Johnson asked.

On Saturday, Joe Biden attended a fundraiser for Terry McCauliffe, who is again running for Virginia governor. Biden was heckled at the event. While the crowd sounded noisy, there was only about 500 in attendance.

“About an hour before Biden took the stage, some 500 people were seen attending the event, with the venue roughly half empty,” Fox News reported. “However, later in the hour, a White House official said nearly 3,000 people were in attendance there. On YouTube, fewer than 500 people were watching on the main channel streaming the event channel at any given time.”

“Earlier this week at a CNN town hall event, Biden was criticized for speaking to a half-empty room,” the report added.

When Biden isn’t protected by friendly news outlets like CNN, it becomes obvious that he does not have the support that the media lets on. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has a loyal and rabid audience that is not going anywhere. There is even talk that Donald Trump is considering a run for the presidency again in 2024..

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