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February 03, 2021

"Climate Czar" John Kerry Took a Carbon-Producing Private Plane to Iceland to Pick Up Climate Award; Says That Flying Private Is "the Only Choice for Someone Like Me"

Yeah I'll bet.

This happened in 2019. It had been kept secret from Americans until now.

President Biden's recently appointed climate czar, John Kerry, took a private jet to Iceland in 2019 to receive the Arctic Circle award for climate leadership, Fox News has learned.

Kerry defended his high-pollution ride at the time, calling it "the only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle" in an interview obtained by Fox News. The incident had not been previously reported in the American press.

So much Climate Leadership.

Icelandic reporter Jhann Bjarni Kolbeinsson confronted Kerry at the event over his choice of transportation, asking: "I understand that you came here with a private jet. Is that an environmental way to travel?"

John Kerry speaking at the ceremony in 2019.
John Kerry speaking at the ceremony in 2019. (Arctic Circle via YouTube, File)

Kerry responded by claiming that it was the only way. "If you offset your carbon -- it's the only choice for somebody like me who is traveling the world to win this battle," Kerry said.

"I negotiated the Paris Accords for the United States," he added, referring to the multilateral climate agreement signed while he was secretary of state under President Obama.

"I've been involved with this fight for years. I negotiated with [Chinese] President Xi to bring President Xi to the table so we could get Paris. And, I believe, the time it takes me to get somewhere, I can't sail across the ocean. I have to fly, meet with people and get things done," Kerry said, sidestepping the fact that he chose a private jet over a commercial flight.

It's necessary to fly on a private jet to pick up yet another meaningless award?

If it is necessary, then, get this: Climate change isn't real. If the bar for an "imperative use of carbon-producing transportation" is "I have to pick up one of the many hundreds of just-made-up awards leftwingers pass to each other like STDs," then climate change doesn't exist, and there is no danger from producing carbon.


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