John Kerry Is a Hypocrite and Should Not Be Taken Seriously on Climate Change

February 1, 2021 Updated: February 1, 2021

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President Biden declared January 27 “Climate Day” at the White House, during which he unveiled his administration’s extensive plan to fight climate change. Along with signing several far-reaching executive orders that will undermine America’s recent energy independence and eliminate thousands of high-paying energy jobs, Biden introduced his Climate Czar, John Kerry.

According to Biden, “John has been deeply involved; the Secretary has been deeply involved in climate issues as a senator and one of the leaders, legislatively, as well. And I don’t think anybody knows more about the issue and the damage that’s been done by some of the executive orders of the previous administration.”

Kerry, a climate change ideologue on par with Al Gore, began his speech with the requisite fearmongering, “The stakes on climate change just simply couldn’t be any higher than they are right now. It is existential. We use that word too easily, and we throw it away,” said Kerry.

Of course, Kerry declined to give one iota of evidence to support his position that climate change is indeed an “existential” threat. That would be because climate change zealots like Kerry do not rely on science to inform them on matters such as climate change. He simply parrots talking points provided by radical environmentalists and globalists with “green” agendas.

If Kerry was actually interested in the science of climate change, he would be well aware that Earth’s climate has been shifting for millions of years, well before humans harnessed fossil fuels.

However, putting aside the global warming debate, Kerry’s lifestyle is not in-line whatsoever with his words about the existential threat posed by climate change. And actions speak louder than words when it comes to climate change, or so we have been told.

John Kerry, the Paul Revere of climate change, owns multiple lavish homes. His primary residence, a $12 mansion just off Martha’s Vineyard, shows us that he is not all that concerned about sea-level rise from climate change. Kerry’s home also emits far greater carbon dioxide than most Americans’ homes.

And John Kerry, who constantly reminds us that global warming is an “existential crisis” owns a private jet, which he uses to traverse the world. In fact, Kerry has owned his Gulfstream jet since 2005, meaning that for the past 16 years he has been trekking around the globe spewing untold amounts of carbon dioxide.

John Kerry also owns multiple cars and yachts, amid his vast array of gas-guzzling, carbon dioxide emitting vehicles.

In other words, the newly named Climate Envoy, who constantly lectures hardworking Americans that they need to reduce their carbon footprint and drastically change their way of life is an utter hypocrite when it comes to practicing what he preaches.

Like most global warming fanatics, including Al Gore, Kerry lives by the adage, “Do as I say, not as I do.”

However, his hypocritical lifestyle is only the tip of the iceberg. As Climate Czar, Kerry is on a mission to destroy the fossil fuel industry, and the millions of direct and indirect jobs the industry supports.

As Kerry put it, “Coal plants have been closing over the last 20 years. So what President Biden wants to do is make sure those folks have better choices, that they have alternatives, and they can be the people who go to work to make the solar panels.”

By “better choices” Kerry means choices that elites like him deem “better.” And his disregard of the thousands of hardworking Americans who he dismissively says can “make the solar panels” shows how out of touch this man is with the “folks.”

John Kerry is not a climate scientist, he is a lifelong politician. He is also a hypocrite who lectures the world about the dangers of greenhouse gases while he flies in private jets and lives like a king, spewing much more carbon dioxide in one month than most people will over their entire lifetimes.

When it comes to his harangues about climate change as an existential threat, Americans should simply ignore John Kerry.

Chris Talgo is an editor at The Heartland Institute.

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