President Joe Biden is preparing to issue an executive order that would require companies to disclose the risks they face from climate change, special climate envoy John Kerry said.
Article by Art Moore from WND.
While Kerry did not elaborate, the order would fulfill a Biden campaign promise to require all public companies to report their emissions and climate-related risks, the Washington Examiner reported.
Biden already has ordered the Treasury Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Federal Reserve to address the risks climate change poses to the financial system.
Republican lawmakers charge the administration’s efforts aim to curb investment in fossil fuels and shift investment to green ventures.
In fact, Kerry affirmed the objective of the Biden’s climate disclosure requirements is to impact the allocation of capital.
“Suddenly, people are going to be making evaluations considering long-term risks to their investment based on the climate crisis,” he said Wednesday at a virtual event hosted by the International Monetary Fund.
“And that will encourage new investment, as well as laws in countries,” he said.
Among the laws, he said, are tax incentives to support clean energy technologies.
In 2010, the Obama-Biden administration issued SEC guidance on climate disclosures but the reporting was not required.
The Examiner noted that some investors, who seek to align their portfolios with the Paris climate accord, have called on governments to require climate disclosure.
‘Nine years left’
In an interview with CBS “This Morning” in February, Kerry said the world has only more nine more years to “avert the worst consequences” of the climate crisis.
“[T]he scientists told us three years ago we had 12 years to avert the worst consequences of climate crisis. We are now three years gone, so we have nine years left,” he said.
“There’s no room for B.S. anymore,” Kerry said. “There’s no faking it on this one.”
Kerry’s warnings of a 2030 deadline for the planet is based on interpretations of a special report in 2018 by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The Guardian newspaper headlined its article on the report “We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns U.N.” But even the report’s supporters acknowledge it doesn’t say that. It concludes that if governments want to limit global warming to 1 degree Fahrenheit above today’s levels, they must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about half by 2030 and to net zero by around midcentury.
In 1992, at the Rio Climate Summit, activists said the world had only 10 years to get global warming under control.
Biden announced in February that the U.S. has officially rejoined the Paris accord, without Senate ratification, one month after signing a directive reversing the Trump administration’s exit.
The president said the United States can “no longer delay or do the bare minimum to address climate change.”
The tipping-point warning isn’t new, as British scientist Philip Stott shows in a summary cited by Marc Morano in his book “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change.”
“In essence, the Earth has been given a 10-year survival warning regularly for the last fifty or so years. We have been serially doomed,” Stott said. “Our post-modern period of climate change angst can probably be traced back to the late-1960s, if not earlier. By 1973, and the ‘global cooling’ scare, it was in full swing, with predictions of the imminent collapse of the world within ten to twenty years, exacerbated by the impacts of a nuclear winter.”
In 2009, as a U.S. senator, Kerry claimed that the Artic would be ice-free in the summer by 2014.
“In five years, scientists predict we will have the first ice-free Arctic summer, that exposes more ocean to sunlight,” he said. “Ocean is dark, it consumes more of the heat from the sunlight, which then accelerates the rate of the melting and warming rather than the ice sheet and the snow that used to reflect it back up into the atmosphere.”
Some of Kerry’s critics have noted his regular travel by private jet. In his last year as secretary of state, he boasted of traveling more than 1 million miles over three years.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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