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NY Post: Loud fart sound erupts during John Kerry’s speech at climate panel

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 03: John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate for the United States, attends the High-Level Side Event: 'A 1.5℃ Commitment to Secure the Blue Pacific Continent' on day four of the UNFCCC COP28 Climate Conference at Expo City Dubai on December 03, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The COP28, which is running from November 30 through December 12, is bringing together stakeholders, including international heads of state and other leaders, scientists, environmentalists, indigenous peoples representatives, activists and others to discuss and agree on the implementation of global measures towards mitigating the effects of climate change. (Photo by Mark Case/Getty Images)

And speaking of John Kerry?

The New York Post – no kidding – headlines this: https://nypost.com/2023/12/04/news/loud-fart-sound-erupts-during-john-kerrys-speech-at-climate-panel-in-dubai/

Loud fart sound erupts during John Kerry’s speech at climate panel

The Post reports:

John Kerry might need to cut back on his own emissions.

The Biden administration’s climate envoy was discussing US policy on coal power plants at the Climate Change Conference in Dubai on Sunday when Kerry may have unleashed a burst of wind energy.

The former secretary of state was speaking next to Becky Anderson, managing editor of CNN Abu Dhabi, and Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, when a Bronx cheer suddenly erupted midsentence.

“There shouldn’t be any more coal-fired power plants permitted anywhere in the world,” Kerry began before launching into an anti-coal diatribe.

“I find myself getting more and more militant because I do not understand how adults who are in a position of responsibility can be avoiding responsibility for taking away those things that are killing people on a daily basis…” 

Before Kerry can complete his thought, the crude sound of passing gas can be heard over the microphone. The crowd breaks into applause, apparently oblivious to the crude theatrics. 

CNN’s Anderson — sitting to Kerry’s right and within striking distance of a potential bodily function — quickly jerks her head aside and inconspicuously places her hand to her mouth, possibly in the event of any stench permeating the climate panel.

Birol, the energy executive, simply nods his head in rapt contemplation.

‘And the reality is that the climate crisis and the health crisis are one and the same,’ Kerry continues, unabated.”

What would the world do without the New York Post?