Climate czar John Kerry defends private plane travel, calling it ‘the only choice’ 

Prominent climate activists claim individuals must make certain sacrifices for the sake of the environment.

But while President Joe Biden has already taken action meant to combat climate change, some in his administration, including climate adviser John Kerry, do not seem willing to make sacrifices of their own — and one newly released video isn’t helping matters.

A flight to Iceland

Prior to accepting his new role as White House climate czar, Kerry defended his controversial decision to travel by private plane to receive an award in Iceland in 2019.

According to the Washington Examiner, Kerry somewhat ironically took the flight so that he could be congratulated for his work in combating climate change.

He has since joined the Biden administration, which has marked its first two weeks with orders including the cancellation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and limitation of drilling on public land, reports note.

Embroiled in controversy

As the Examiner reported, the use of a private aircraft can produce as much as 40 times the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere as a commercial flight. Nevertheless, Kerry seemed unbothered by his decision to take such a flight, telling a reporter earlier this week that it was “the only choice” for a world traveler like himself.

“I’ve been involved in this fight for years,” he explained. “I negotiated with [Chinese] President Xi [Jinping] to bring President Xi to the table so we could get Paris [climate agreement].”

Take a look at a clip first shared by the Examiner:

“Meet with people and get things done”

Kerry later attempted to explain his supposed need for a private plane, asserting that he “can’t sail across the ocean” and has “to fly to meet with people and get things done.”

Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleisher, however, does not believe that argument holds water.

“Remember, he is the man who opposed a wind project on the Nantucket Sound because he didn’t want to see the view outside his window,” Fleischer said, according to Newsbreak.

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  1. Well, he is the “ climate tzar”, so it is excuseable! Rules for us, and other rules for the “ elites”! Skank bags!

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  3. Some wine needs to tell Pelosi that she is.polluting our atmosphere, every time she flies home in her private plane!!

  4. Why doesn’t someone dig up the footage of John Kerry from his days with Hanoi Jane, being a traitor to the country?

  5. How can kerry do things like undermine president Trump if he takes public flights?
    He probably makes a stop off in Iran,to drop off more pallets of money too!

  6. It’s privileges for me AND only “Thou shall” for you!!! So typical of swamp people. Texas and NM and AZ are going to suffer immensely…and most of those people–refugees–have not been vaccinated for anything…and YOU will be paying for it! Let’s see if the Czar will let them fly on his plane and plant them in Delaware….

  7. OMG, What a huge hypocrite and liar you are JK. I can’t believe we have to put up with your BS again. You about destroyed Amercica the last time. ONLY A FOOL WOULD HIRE YOU AGAIN!

  8. kerry is and always was a stupid ahole. he does not care about America or its people. I would bet right now he is planning how to steal money from tax payers just like the rest of bidens people. they only care about them selves. that stupid iran deal he made was the worst deal in U.S. history and he wants to go back to it. I told you he was stupid.

  9. He is a schmozer! What’s good for them, the “elites”, but not for us peons. Govt is way out of control. Something, I don’t know what, needs to be done. It’s wrong. Way wrong.

  10. From a constitutional conservative Republican, there is a better video tape of John Kerry if you can locate it.

    It was taped when Kerry as a young man attended a negotiation meeting between the U.S. and North Vietnam… The problem was, John Kerry was there supporting ‘North Vietnam’, as Jane ‘North Vietnam’ Fonda did…

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