Kerry and Bloomberg have been known to travel on private jets while addressing climate change, even as other environmental activists, like Greta Thunberg, travel across the Atlantic Ocean by sailboat. È stato stimato che i jet privati emettano verso l'alto di 40 volte tanto carbonio per passeggero quanto i voli commerciali.
Il presidente Biden climate czar Kerry, who took heat for flying private to Iceland to receive a climate leadership award in 2019, shared an Earth Day message Thursday.
“As @POTUS reminded us, ‘We will lead not merely by the example of our power but by the power of our example.’ This Earth Day we’re working hard to lower our emissions [e] encouraging other countries to do the same. This is how we solve the climate crisis. Insieme,” Kerry wrote on Twitter.
Kerry presented a bleak picture of the climate situation during a Washington Post livestream mercoledì.
“But the challenge is this: The United States could go to zero [emissioni] Domani. … We’d still have a problem. The world would still have a problem. If China went to zero tomorrow with the United States, we’d still have a problem,” Egli ha detto. “Every country has to come to the table. This is the single biggest multilateral, global negotiation that the world has ever needed, and the stakes could not be higher.”
“We hear people talk about this being existential. For many people on the planet, it already is,” Ha detto Kerry.