John Kerry is Biden’s U.S. special presidential envoy for climate, and he was called out earlier this year for not practicing what he preaches.
Kerry is flying around the world warning of the dangers of carbon emissions and in the process, he inflicted a carbon footprint on the environment 300 times larger than the average American in a single year.
Because of the spotlight Kerry has been under, the State Department reported that Kerry will travel on at least one of his trips coming up on a commercial airline. We will see how long that lasts.
After his conversation on climate change in London, Kerry flew to the United Arab Emirates where he discussed “regional climate action” with Near Eastern oil barons and beneficiaries. From there, he will head to Egypt to lead the U.S. delegation to the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27). While there, he will lead the discussion about possible U.S. reparations to the third world.
A State Department spokesman revealed to Fox News Digital that Kerry would be flying to COP27 in a commercial jet. It is unclear whether it is just this one trip or the others will be included as well.
Judicial Watch is trying to get to the bottom of Kerry’s plans on his planes by filing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit last week against the State Department for details of Kerry’s office and its travel costs.
Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, stated, “The American people have a right to know what John Kerry is up to, what we’re paying him to fly around the world, and who we pay to actually work for him.”
Fitton is the one that said Kerry was likely responsible for “more carbon distribution than anything else they are complaining about.”
It was also reported by one news outlet that Kerry had flown over 180,000 miles when conducting his role as climate envoy. This is although his office has access to high-quality teleconferencing technologies.
An analysis done by the Washington Free Beacon of fuel consumption in Kerry’s travel plans showed that Kerry was responsible for the emission of over 9.54 million pounds (4,772 tons) of carbon since March 2021.
In comparison, the average American’s yearly carbon footprint is 16 tons.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) pointed out the complete hypocrisy within the Bide Administration. He told Fox News Digital, “Joe Biden launched his war on American energy on his first day in office, shutting down domestic energy production and making us reliant on our enemies. While Americans are struggling to afford gas and being lectured about ‘transitioning’ their energy use, Biden’s cabinet is jetting around the world wasting the same fossil fuels they say they want to ban.”
Sen. Dan Sullivan, a Republican from Alaska, was even more intense in his criticism. He said, “Smug, hypocritical, hammering middle-class families, and now this: John Kerry is one of the single biggest polluters and [greenhouse gas] emitters in the world. … Once again, I call for him to resign.”
It’s not just that Kerry is a massive polluter for his work-related trips. The Kerry family’s private jet, a Gulfstream GIV-Sp, spewed over 325 metric tons of carbon dioxide between January 2021 and July 2022.
Daniel Turner, the executive director of the energy advocacy organization Power the Future, said that John Kerry and his allies who run the government refuse to live the way they want the rest of the country to be forced to live.
Kerry actually spoke to this issue and defended his use of a private jet by saying that it was the only choice for somebody like him who is traveling the world to win this battle.
Well, on at least one leg, he is traveling commercial, that should help.