Climate (scam) Czar John Kerry Thinks Farm Confiscation Is Fantastic

I linked this from The Lid (who links to The People’s Voice) in the Patriotic Pinup post yesterday, but, wanted to note something on it as well

John Kerry targets agriculture as part of climate crusade

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry warned Wednesday that the world can’t tackle climate change without first addressing the agriculture sector’s emissions.

Kerry lamented that agriculture production alone creates 33% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions, arguing that reducing those emissions must be “front and center” in the quest to defeat global warming, during remarks Wednesday morning at the Department of Agriculture’s AIM for Climate Summit. The former secretary of state also touted so-called climate smart agriculture as a potential solution.

“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.”

I wonder what the carbon footprint of Heinz is, with all the tomatoes, chili peppers, mustard, and various other things needed to make all their condiments? And the shipping. And a lot is made to put on animal products, like chicken, beef, turkey, and whateverthehell hot dogs are made of.

“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.”

Can we sue Kerry if this doesn’t happen? How does he expect people to eat? I bet he’s not missing any fancy meals. Let’s flip to the People’s Voice

Now, is Kerry proposing confiscation? Not explicitly, and maybe not at all, but, the people he’s working with and giving speeches at have been

Recently, the governing body of the European Union officially endorsed measures to compel farmers to vacate their lands as part of the EU’s Natura 2000 scheme, which categorizes farms as significant emitters of nitrogen.

Under the plan, farmers would be offered 120 percent of their farm’s value through a “buyout” program. However, those who decline this offer would face the risk of being forcibly removed from their land without any financial compensation.

And this really stems to lots of WEF meetings and such. I’ll wait for Kerry to eat bugs while flying on his private jet.

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19 Responses to “Climate (scam) Czar John Kerry Thinks Farm Confiscation Is Fantastic”

  1. alanstorm says:

    I’ll wait for Lurch to give eating first.

  2. ST says:

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  3. UnkleC says:

    The dumb s.o.b. probably doesn’t know that most food is produced on farms. even the bugs he and his pals want everyone to eat have to come from somewhere.
    To quote our friend, Bugs Bunny: “What a Maroon”.

  4. JimS says:

    part of the EU’s Natura 2000 scheme, which categorizes farms as significant emitters of nitrogen.

    Uh, last time I looked, the Earth’s atmosphere was 78% Nitrogen, so I’m not worried about some emissions from farms. Besides, there are some crops that actually fix nitrogen, removing it from the air. Even if they let the farms go back to nature, there’ll still be stuff growing on the land, so what’s going to change?

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Their language was imprecise. Atmospheric nitrogen exists as N2 which is NOT a greenhouse gas.

      The chemical released from farming (~75%), overfertilized fields, manure, and microbes is nitrous oxide (N2O), an even more potent greenhouse gas than CO2.

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach headlined: Climate (scam) Czar John Kerry Thinks Farm Confiscation Is Fantastic

    No Kerry doesn’t. Rather than address the issue Mr Teach let’s fly at John Kerry who married a Heinz heiress!

    Look over there! Ketchup!

    • alanstorm says:

      …and rather than address the fact that Lurch did indeed say things very much like that – “John Kerry Declares War on US Farmers: Gov’t Farm Confiscations ‘Not Off The Table’ – The People’s Voice” – you deflect as usual.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Mind you, I’m not implying you are not telling the truth but I couldn’t find the quote in the citation you almost supplied.

        If global agriculture contributes 1/3rd of total CO2 emissions then looking for efficiencies makes sense.

  6. RW says:

    Approximately 60,000,000 buffalo bit the dust on the Great Plains to remove the indigenous people who lived there during the 19th century.

    A Sharps .50 caliber did the job. A small herd was discovered in Montana, humans had enough brains not to destroy them all. Must be a natural phenomena there too.

    If you run a few hundred buffalo over a cliff out in Montana, you will have food all winter long. Native Americans knew how to survive, didn’t need no stinkin’ ‘lectricity.

    Saw a herd of bison yesterday, maybe 75 in the count.

    The carrying capacity has increased probably ten fold since those times. Hay fields and cattle now occupy the Great Plains from Alberta to Texas, intensive agriculture increases the K.

    Not to worry, every bean crop out there will fix nitrogen into the soil, just happens to happen naturally.

    John Kerry is just plain stupid and that can’t be fixed.

    The only digging John has to do is his own final resting spot, all he will ever do.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      every bean crop out there will fix nitrogen into the soil, just happens to happen naturally

      The nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the root nodules of legumes, e.g., clovers, soybeans, trefoils, sweet clovers, vetches, beans, peas, alfalfa, use N2 to form ammonia, NO2 etc which is used by the plants for growth.

  7. david7134 says:

    This proves that these climate idiots are as dumb as rocks. World wide, governments are trying to destroy one business after another for no reason. Even if the hoax was real these measures would do nothing. A war is coming, let’s get it done.

  8. Dana says:

    Why does mechanized agriculture emit so much CO2? Because that’s what it takes to produce enough food for 8 billion people. Reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released by mechanized agriculture, and you reduce food production. The distinguished Mr Kerry will always have food on his table, but if Other People have to starve to death, well too bad, so sad, must suck to be them.

    Farm machinery is expensive, and if what is out there has to be replaced with plug-in electrics, food prices will necessarily rise, but, who cares, right? After all, we managed to swallow 18% groceries inflation over the past two years, right?

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      The concern isn’t whether millionaires will still eat is it? It seems unlikely that conservative Americans are much concerned about how the poor are doing, since it would require a 180 degree change in their position.

      As Mr Dana pointed out, the objective would be to introduce efficiencies in the system. Obviously, this is like trying to turn a tanker around, so it will take time.

      Biggest emitters in the agriculture sector
      India is the world’s biggest emitter from agricultural production, emitting more than 700 MtCO?e per year. The two largest sources of India’s agriculture emissions are enteric fermentation and rice cultivation. Other major contributors to global agriculture emissions are China, Indonesia, the United States, and Brazil. Brazil has the highest overall agricultural emissions when land use is considered. This is mainly due to the vast areas of forest being cut down to create grazing lands for cattle and cropland. Brazil is home to some of the most polluting meat and dairy companies in the world, such as JSA and Marfrig, who are responsible for releasing million of tons of methane into the atmosphere every year.

      American conservatives choose not to understand the long-term threat of global warming and build their case one objection at a time.

      • Dana says:

        The warmunist from West of the Mississippi raised a point:

        American conservatives choose not to understand the long-term threat of global warming and build their case one objection at a time.

        This is like the old argument, the plural of anecdote is not data, but that one’s wrong, too: an anecdote, if true, is a datum.

        By stating that conservatives are “build(ing our) case one objection at at time,” Mr Dowd has recognized that we’ve had more than one objection, which raises the obvious question: how many objections would it take before Mr Dowd decides that, hey, there really are serious problems involved here.

        Look at it this way: New York City built its subway system early on, the first underground line opening in 1904. Other cities saw this as a real benefit, but started much later, when it became much more expensive in less prosperous cities. Philly is right now debating the proposed Roosevelt Boulevard subway line, which would cost over $3 billion.

        What does this have to do with the argument? Philly has so much more of its infrastructure in place, is a city built upon its own model, and would require far more destruction to rebuild it the wat the warmunists would like.

        Inga Saffron, The Philadelphia Inquirer’s building reporter, said on Saturday that, to electrify automobiles, the city would need for many, many, many more homes to have at home vehicle chargers. “Since few Philadelphia car owners have garages or private parking spaces, it seems likely that the city’s future charging network will end up in that public nether land between the curb and sidewalk,” she wrote, but seems to have forgotten, or ignored that the “public nether land between the curb and the sidewalk” doesn’t exist in a whole lot of working-class neighborhoods, where the sidewalk is right up against the fronts of the rowhouses, and extends to the curb, a sidewalk that frequently sees cars parked on it, because there’s nowhere else.

        Much of Philly’s working-class residential areas were built in the 1920s, with narrow streets, and little parking. How are you going to add at-home charging stations to these places, when you never know how far away from your home you’ll get to park?

        Of course, if you leave the car out front, with the stout 220-volt, 50-amp charging cord, the junkies will come by at night, snag the cord, and sell the copper in it for money for their next fix!

        The same activists want to electrify everyone’s heating system, but these residential areas were built for natural gas heating, usually with radiators rather than forced air, so it’s not just a matter of changing out the furnace, but adding the forced air ducts as well, all in homes many of which are still using 100-amp panels . . . if not two 40-amp fuse boxes!

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Conservatives have hundreds if not thousands of objections.

          Warm oceans and increased CO2 are caused by undersea volcanoes!!
          Not enough CO2 to influence warming!
          It’s water vapor!
          It’s the Sun!
          There are no SUVs on Mars!
          They had a blizzard in Texas!
          How can warming cause snow?
          Volcanoes cause the acidification of the oceans and are localized.
          They claim ocean carbonic acid can’t lower the pH! Yet, ultrapure water is pH 7. If you bubble CO2 through the beaker (or even leave it open to room air) the pH drops (becomes more acidic). CO2 dissolves in water, where it non-catalytically reacts with water molecules (CO2 + H2O H2CO3 (carbonic acid) HCO3- (bicarbonate) + H+ (hydrogen ion). As the concentration of H+ increases, the pH decreases. pH = log H+ (M/L)

          and a thousand more…

          Scientific endeavors are use to this.

          • alanstorm says:

            We only need one objection – the warmists make predictions, the predictions don’t come true. It’s a religion, not science.

  9. UnkleC says:

    My spouse, a recovering earth science teacher, has had me watching a series on plate tectonics and the formation of the earth. On about the 6th part, it dawned on me that minor changes in the atmosphere were relatively unimportant on a global / geo-historical level, the earth adapts. The actual movement of the earth’s crust has more impact and is being studied. Plate movement can and is studied, measured, the effects observred, and records kept. Right now, there are 2 volcanoes erupting. One in Mexico and the other in Italy. There is lots more on this topic, but it’s not my field. However, since there is no money to be made on something that can’t be stopped or changed and takes thousands of years, the glow-bull warming nutters will simply continue on the path they have chosen. Doing their best to make life miserable for normal people.

    • david7134 says:

      Most of the ice that is melting is secondary to underwater volcano action in the local area. Same for geothermal in the ocean. Acidic ocean, volcanos again as the acid levels are fairly localized. The list of lies and subterfuge is very long. Ask what acid is causing acidification. The climate clowns will all immediately say carbonic acid. But no study has actually measured carbonic acid levels. 30 years ago they were saying the acid was sulfuric hence catalytic converters.

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