“Special Presidential Envoy for Climate” hypocrite John Kerry‘s family quietly sold their private jet to a New York-based hedge fund following intense criticism of the plane’s carbon footprint in light of Kerry’s jet-setting to fight global warming, according to Fox News.
The Gulfstream GIV-SP is no longer owned by his family’s charter firm Flying Squirrel LLC., according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Kerry reportedly held a stake worth more than $1 million in the firm owned by his wife Teresa Heinz-Kerry.
The plane’s registered owner is now listed as AV Aviation LLC, a subsidiary of the New York City hedge fund AC Investment Management which specializes in renewable energy and clean technology investments and manages funds worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
“Secretary Kerry travels commercially in his role as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate,” a Kerry spokesperson told Fox News Digital in a statement. “I can confirm the plane previously owned by his wife’s family was sold last summer.”
The sale of the Gulfstream came about a month after Kerry was blasted for his continued ownership of the plane. Fox News Digital reported in late July that the jet had made a total of 48 trips lasting more than 60 hours and emitted an estimated 715,886 pounds, or 325 metric tons, since Kerry assumed the position.
Kerry told a reporter in 2019 that he has to “fly to meet with people and get things done,” that he had devoted his life to fighting climate change, and that he offsets his carbon consumption.
Private jet travel, which is by far the most carbon-intensive mode of transportation, emits 10 times more carbon than commercial planes and 50 times more carbon than trains, according to a 2021 report from the group Transport & Environment.
“The problem with folks like John Kerry and the climate hypocrites who run the green movement is that they want to use the coercive power of government,” Daniel Turner, the executive director of Power The Future, told Fox News Digital in an interview in July. “They want to use the power of government to deny the rest of us the ability to use those fossil fuels that they take for granted.”
“The Biden administration is wildly out of touch with every day Americans,” Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., told Fox News Digital in July. “While Biden officials fly around in private jets and preach about their woke green agenda, Montana families are worried about paying sky-high gas costs and heating their homes.”