Climate czar John Kerry’s family jet has produced 325 metric tons of carbon since Biden took over

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry wants to make it explicitly clear that addressing the “urgent national security threat” of climate change is going to take everybody working together to lower emissions, except, of course, himself.

The argument could be made that an elitist like Kerry may consider himself infinitely more important than your average citizen since he is so fond of imposing rules and restrictions that he himself doesn’t follow. Thanks to a report from Fox News Digital, it’s now possible to zero in on a more specific measurement and, as it turns out, the climate envoy considers himself around 50 times more important than any measly citizen.

Using federal data from FlightAware, the outlet revealed that the Kerry family Gulfstream GIV-SP has taken 48 trips since President Joe Biden took office amounting to over 60 hours in the air. That means the plane that belongs to Flying Squirrel LLC, a charter company owned by his wife Teresa Heinz-Kerry to which he has a reported $1 million stake, has produced an estimated 715,886 pounds, or 325 metric tons, of carbon in 18 months.

By contrast, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American driving approximately 11,500 miles per year produces 4.6 metric tons of carbon with their car annually. That translates to just over 47 times as much carbon produced by Kerry from his jet alone.

Meanwhile, Kerry traveled to the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, Germany this week where he is meeting with representatives from 40 other countries to address the reduction of emissions and how to finance climate initiatives for developing nations. A spokesperson for the envoy claimed, “Secretary Kerry travels commercially or via military air” to fulfill his role for the administration and that he does not use his private jet for such meetings.

Monday at the conference he excused himself of responsibility for his own actions and stated, “So, I think that the challenge for all of us now is that no one country can solve this problem by itself. We all have to be able to reduce the emissions. We have to accelerate the transition. We’re behind. We’re not yet fulfilling the promises that we made in Glasgow. So, we have our work cut out for us.”

Apparently, he hasn’t been taking his own dire warnings made after his appointment by Biden seriously. After the 2020 presidential election he posted on Twitter, “America will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is. I’m proud to partner with the President-elect, our allies, and the young leaders of the climate movement to take on this crisis as the President’s Climate Envoy.”

Daniel Turner, the executive director of Power The Future, summed it up well when he told Fox News Digital, “The problem with folks like John Kerry and the climate hypocrites who run the green movement is that they want to use the coercive power of government. They want to use it internationally with groups like the UN, etc. They want to use the power of government to deny the rest of us the ability to use those fossil fuels that they take for granted.”

“They refuse to voluntarily live how they want the rest of us to be forced to live,” he went on. “It doesn’t just make them hypocrites, it makes them, quite frankly, a threat to the rights and freedoms of people around the world. When John Kerry voluntarily lives the way he wants the rest of us to be compelled to live, then we can talk about his climate goals.”

“At this point will John Kerry and all of the world leaders who care about climate change ever jump on a Zoom call?” Turner asked rhetorically.

But, it seems that the farcical gathering is entirely comprised of hypocrites that seek to hinder the prosperity of anyone not among their inner circles as the UN Climate Change Acting Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw bemoaned the continued use of reliable and traditionally affordable energy.

“It’s troubling to observe some nations returning to the embrace of fossil fuels,” Thiaw lamented. “Now is not the time to retreat on the promises of the #ParisAgreement & the Glasgow Climate Pact. Now is the time for bold action and tough decisions,” save for individuals like Kerry for whom a phone call won’t ever suffice.


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