Climate change czar John Kerry has vowed to support Biden’s plan to reduce carbon emissions, but his actions prove otherwise. A 2019 trip to Iceland involved his own private jet—to accept an award for climate leadership!
His response? “Somebody like me, the time it takes to get somewhere, I can’t sail across the ocean. I have to fly to meet with people and get things done.”
Author Bjorn Lomborg notes, “He is asking us to do what he will not do.” Exactly! Helping the environment sounds great, but it’s not easy.
He notes we still live in a time when using fossil fuels is simply cheaper. Even today’s electric cars plug in and charge using electricity that comes from a coal plant.
Lomborg even notes that if everyone stopped flying for the rest of the century, the impact would only lower temperatures by .05 degrees. The actual measurable change would be miniscule. Instead, he notes the emphasis should be on innovation.
Maybe Kerry could take his advice. We don’t need special privileges to improve the environment. We need better solutions.