Kerry serves as Biden’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.
- According to government data obtained from FlightAware, Kerry’s family plane has flown 48 times since President Joe Biden took office.
- Those flights, coming to around 60 hours in the air, created an estimated 715,886 pounds, or 325 metric tons, of carbon dioxide
- The aircraft, Gulfstream GIV-SP, is owned by Flying Squirrel LLC, a charter firm Teresa Heinz-Kerry owns.
- According to Kerry’s most recent financial statement, Kerry claimed to have a share in Flying Squirrel worth more than $1 million.
- Kerry was appointed to serve as Biden’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and functions as the administration’s point person for global warming issues, which raises questions about his exorbitant carbon dioxide footprint.
- Soon after taking office in January 2021, President Biden appointed Kerry to oversee the State Department’s outreach on international climate policy.
- Kerry is scheduled to fly this week to the UN summit in Berlin, Germany, where delegates from 40 countries will discuss carbon reductions and climate financing for developing countries.
- A spokesperson for Kerry’s office was asked if Kerry would travel to Germany privately and said, “no.”
- “Secretary Kerry travels commercially or via military air in his role as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate,” the spokesperson added.
- Since taking office Kerry has visited numerous countries for discussions with foreign leaders, United Nations (UN) climate conferences, and the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
- Shortly after being given the position, Kerry tweeted that Americans “will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is.”
- In June 1989, UN “environmental officials” predicted that “entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.” At the time, the official said “governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control,” according to The Associated Press.