Secretary of State John Kerry told Maryland high school students their “parents’ money” was being spent on government programs to mitigate global warming, right before launching into a lecture on Earth’s carbon cycle.
“So we’re spending billions of dollars today of taxpayer money,” Kerry said Wednesday, warning students at Montgomery Blair High School that global warming is causing more extreme weather.
“Your parents’ money is going to pay for the harder impact of storms that we’re suffering — much more damage than ever before as a result of the intensity of the storms that we suffer because of climate change,” he added.
He then went into an explanation of the planet’s carbon cycle, according to the Washington Examiner, before telling students sea levels would rise dramatically due to man-made warming.
“So you can see, and all of you don’t need me to tell you about it, because you’re smarter than I am and you know the connections of these dots and the impact that it has potentially on our lives, on fisheries in the future,” he said.
Kerry also stressed the need for countries to stop using fossil fuels to power their economies, which is ironic since the secretary is heavily invested in coal, natural gas and oil.
TheDCNF’s Richard Pollock reported that “Kerry listed family trust investments in 94 companies involved in the exploration, extraction, storage and transportation of oil, natural gas, coal and liquefied natural gas.”
Dominating the billion-dollar Kerry-Heinz estate are trust investments in many of the world’s oldest oil companies.
One Heinz trust, the “HFI Index Fund,” lists investments in 81 companies directly involved in the oil, gas, shale oil, coal and LNG industries.
They include such oil company giants as Conoco Phillips, Hess Corporation, Apache, Marathon Oil, Occidental Petroleum, Phillips 66, and Valero Energy.
Another trust, the “H.J. Heinz III Marital Trust” invests in Anadarko Petroleum, TOTAL S.A., the French oil giant, Occidental Petroleum and Suncor Energy, the Calgary, Alberta Canadian firm, which explores in Canadian oil sands using fracking.
A third trust, the “Heinz Family Alternative Stock Commingled Fund” invested in Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Apache Corp, Ecolab which enables oil viscosity and Noble Energy another fracking company.
Three other companies involved in fracking in the Heinz family portfolio included Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas, along with Oklahoma-based Gulfport Energy and the Williams Companies.
This isn’t the first time Kerry has talked to kids about what the government global warming policies. In April, Kerry was asked by a 10-year-old girl what treaties he had signed as America’s top diplomat.
Kerry’s answer: none. That’s because he’s only signed onto “agreements,” not treaties.
“I’ve signed one non-treaty, which was the climate change agreement that we just signed in New York,” Kerry told Mimi, the 10-year-old. “It’s not a treaty, it’s an agreement – a political agreement.”
“And I initialed or signed the agreement on the Iran nuclear agreement when we did that in Vienna,” he said.
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