In a recent episode of the “Washington Post Live” podcast, U.S. special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry told that even if both the United States of America and China had zero greenhouse gas emissions, it would not solve the climate crisis.
“Twenty nations are the equivalent of 81 percent of all the emissions on the planet, and we need those 20, above all, to step up,” Kerry said. “But the challenge is this… The United States could go to zero tomorrow. I mean, we can’t, but if you figuratively speaking, could go to zero, 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. So, every country has to come to the table…
“But we’re not behaving internationally like it is, in fact, an existential challenge. We even have deniers still in the United States. We’re the one nation that has a lot of deniers, and a lot of money has been spent in our country to create that doubt and the possibility of denial. We need to get on track based on science, based on facts, based on truth, and that’s part of what this climate summit that President Biden is hosting is all about.”
Indeed we do need to get on track based on truth, but to paraphrase Kerry: a lot of money has been spent in our country creating the hoax that is man-made climate change. Rejecting that is not “denial,” as Kerry would have you believe. It is the recognition that powerful, ideologically-driven elites like Kerry have a huge vested interest in radically altering the economy based on their politicized, pseudo-scientific narrative. That’s the truth.