John Kerry trolls Infowars for claiming he used an 'energy beam' from Antarctica to control Hurricane Lane
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Former Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryBrazil wants U.S. to pay not to raze Amazon Overnight Energy: Biden will aim to cut US emissions in half by 2030 | Oil and gas leasing pause on public lands will last at least through June The era of climate statecraft is here MORE trolled Alex Jones’ far-right conspiracy theory website Infowars on Friday after it accused Kerry of being responsible for Hurricane Lane.

Infowars host Owen Shroyer was interviewing Darrell Hamamoto, a professor of Asian American studies at the University of California at Davis, Thursday about climate change as Hurricane Lane made its way across the Pacific Ocean toward Hawaii.

Shroyer claimed an energy wave had been fired out of Antartica and split into two hurricanes that were heading for Hawaii.


“Boom. An energy beam," he said. "See if you guys can just pause it on that still frame so that — boom, right there. See if you guys can — right there. There’s the still frame right there. What is that coming out of Antarctica?”

Hamamoto brought up that Kerry went to Antarctica after the presidential election, before Shroyer suggested the former secretary of State was somehow responsible for the hurricanes.

“Yeah, why is John Kerry going down to Antarctica just a week after the election to discuss climate change and then you have energy beams coming out of Antarctica spilling hurricanes?” Shroyer asked. “What is John Kerry doing down there? That’s awfully suspicious to me.”

Kerry shared the segment on Twitter, joking that he had been “busted.”

Infowars has recently been banned on various websites for violating community or safety standards for promoting a range of far-right conspiracy theories.

Vimeo is the latest platform to pull content posted by Infowars or Jones. Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Apple Podcasts have all recently banned or removed content from the site or its controversial conspiracy theorist founder.

Twitter, however, has said Infowars and Jones will be permitted to stay on the site because they haven’t violated its policies. 

Jones has faced criticism for spreading conspiracy theories, and was sued by the parents of two children killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School for allegedly claiming the shooting was a hoax. Jones has denied making the statements.