Burgeoning burger battle: Agriculture really bugs Lurch and the Left

The globalist cabal desperate to remake the world to their specifications is throwing a hissy fit at the moment, worthy of any 2 year old in the aisle at WalMart.

As citizens around the world start to rouse themselves from near economic ruin and the erosion of every standard of living norm accepted for the past decades imposed on them as a result of climate change induced hysteria, the WEF members and cult adherents are starting to panic. If “the end is nigh” rhetoric was bad before, now that their chances of pulling the whole scam off are starting to recede like the floodwaters that never inundated the coastlines, they are blasting away at full trumpet.

Witness that sonorous toned, equine faced poseur of our own, who jets about the world self importantly in pursuit of achieving global accord for ever stricter climate related restraints on every aspect of the peasantry’s lives. John Kerry, our so-called U.S. climate envoy, outdid himself this week in attacks on the everyday life of the little people he flies over on his way to Gstaad or Paris.

He went after farming.

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural production is essential to the global fight against climate change, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said on Wednesday.

Agriculture generates 10% to 12% of greenhouse gas emissions globally, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The food system as a whole – including packaging, transportation, and waste management – generates a third of global emissions, according to a 2021 study published in the academic journal Nature Food.

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,” Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate, said at the AIM for Climate summit in Washington.

And he let rip with the de rigeur EMERGENCY trope.

“This sector needs innovation now more than ever,” Kerry continued Wednesday. “We’re facing record malnutrition at a time when agriculture, more than any other sector, is suffering from the impacts of the climate crisis. I refuse to call it climate change anymore. It’s not change. It’s a crisis.

Good grief. Stuff a sock in it, Lurch.

…“2-degree future could result in another 600 million people not getting enough to eat,” said the former U.S. secretary of state. “You can’t continue to warm the planet while also expecting to feed it.”

House Republicans were snortin’ fire, too.

A group of 27 House Republicans is calling on President Biden and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to disavow Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s recent comments targeting food emissions.

The Republicans — led by Rep. Mark Alford, R-Mo., and joined by Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Transportation Committee Chairman Sam Graves, R-Mo. — are sending a letter to Biden and Vilsack Monday, highlighting comments Kerry recently made. Kerry lamented earlier this month that the agriculture industry has a large carbon footprint and called for “innovation.”

I’m not sure what Climate Scientists™ His Lurchship is quoting as he berates the rest of us, but real science begs to differ. Things tend not to die when it’s a smidge warmer, and plants love CO2.

I know – it’s weird – it’s like the exact opposite of all the screaming they’re always doing.

Qiao et al discovered that when temperatures are raised by a “catastrophic” 2 degrees C, and CO2 is raised to 700 unthinkable ppm corn (aka maize) increases its yield by a remarkable 25%. When hit by both high temperatures and extra CO2, soy bean yield increased even more — by 31%.

Presumably this means crop prices will fall and corn and soy may take over your garden. (So make sure you put in a solar panel to control those new weeds!)

Rumour that nutrient densities will fall — proved to be false. Increased temperature raised the oil content of both crops. And the combo of warmer weather plus CO2 increased most of the nutrients as well. Both crops had more phosphorus, potassium, iron, and zinc. There was a statistically small decrease in calcium in maize, so small it may not be there. The only mineral that definitely declined was manganese in soybeans, and as far as humans go, there is apparently no one on Earth who has a clinical manganese deficiency due to diet. Not too concerning then.

As for current crops being irreversibly impacted by catastrophic “climate change,” leading to more starving people because of less food to go around, well. When you pick and choose particular “catastrophes” and ignore bounties, yeah – I guess so.


As for the whole story behind that Kansas wheat? It turns out harvest was hurt more by a late freeze than the drought, AND the fact that the insurance payouts for not harvesting made it a no-brainer.

…Ehmke says he talked to one wheat grower in Sterling, Kansas who is still debating on how much of his crop he’ll harvest this year.

“He said if you look at your insurance rate, and the indemnity check that some will be getting, it just doesn’t make any sense for a lot of these fields to be harvested,” Ehmke told Flory on AgriTalk. “So, what we saw out in the field absolutely confirmed, what we had been hearing in the marketplace, it also supports a lot of what USDA said.”

…“We are anticipating a little bit of a smaller crop there. And that’s mostly due to a higher abandonment rate. We came in with a yield just a tad bit over USDA. Our yield was 30 bushels an acre and USDA was about 29,” says Ehmke.

Man. Talk about ruining a good story.

It doesn’t matter when the opposition is on a mission. All the hoity toity, holier-than-thou publications of the WEF/Davos crowd are piling on, too.


Yes, I’m sure the idea of tofu assuages their outraged-at-cow-farts Green hearts, but it doesn’t mean a damn thing to real people.

Another article in The Economist bemoans that eating bugs “just hasn’t caught on” as much as they’ve pushed it, but maybe they should try a different tack. You know, third party bug ingestion (paywalled) for that burger.

Screenshot The Economist

If you, PICKY PANTS, won’t be a friend to Gaia, we’ll get the bugs in you anyway.

And the verbal beatings will continue until the “climate” improves.


Thunberg: Thank you for the question. First of all let me just clear, those are metaphors. Um, in speeches, you often use metaphors. Of course, I don’t mean literally that I want people to panic. Um, so there was no scientific study that made me come to that conclusion.

As my friend Jusper says, you’ve gotta watch those metaphors and who’s using them before you cast out your cows, abandon agriculture, forget fossil fuels and buy the damn bugs