John Kerry: Public Would ‘Feel Better’ about Ukraine War If Russia Tried to ‘Reduce Emissions’

Democrat President Joe Biden’s outgoing “climate czar” John Kerry has claimed that people around the world would “feel better” about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine if Moscow would “make a greater effort to reduce emissions.”

During a foreign press briefing on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Kerry, Biden’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC), made a weak attempt to link the endless foreign war to his globalist green agenda.

The event was the last presser Kerry gave a “climate czar” as he departed from the position Wednesday to reportedly join President Biden’s presidential re-election campaign.

Kerry shockingly claimed that people are against the war Russia doesn’t do enough to fight “climate change.”

However, Kerry failed to explain why he believes the two are linked.

“If Russia wanted to show good faith, they could go out and announce what their reductions are going to be and make a greater effort to reduce emissions now,” Kerry said during the presser.

“Maybe that would open up the door for people to feel better about what Russia is choosing to do at this point in time,” he said.

Kerry’s remarks came after a Russian news agency reporter, Igor Naimushin, asked him about the U.S. relationship with Russia on his climate agenda.

“I believe that Russia has the ability to be able to make enormous changes if it really wanted to,” Kerry said.

“I mean, if Russia has the ability to wage a war illegally and invade another country, they ought to be able to find the effort to be responsible on the climate issue.

“And unfortunately, because of the actions that Russia took in an unprovoked, illegal war against another nation, we have not been engaged in discussions with Russia, sadly,” he continued.

“I say “sadly” because it’s a loss for the world not to be able to have Russia acting constructively on this issue.”

The comments were the latest example of Kerry’s warning about the “climate change” implications of war in Ukraine.

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Kerry previously came under fire after saying that a key consequence of the ongoing Ukraine war stemming from Russia’s invasion last year is increased global greenhouse gas emissions.

“Lots of parts of the world are exacerbating the problem right now, but when you have bombs going off, and you have damage to septic tanks or to power centers, etcetera, you have an enormous release of greenhouse gas, methane, all of the family of greenhouse gasses and the result is it’s adding to the problem,” Kerry said during a July 2023 interview with MSNBC.

Shortly before Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, Kerry told multiple media outlets that he was concerned about emissions from a potential military conflict.

“Equally, importantly, you’re going to lose people’s focus,” Kerry told BBC in February 2022.

“You’re going to lose certainly big country attention because they will be diverted, and I think it could have a damaging impact.

“Hopefully [Russian President Vladimir Putin] would realize that in the northern part of his country, they used to live on 66% of a nation that was over frozen land. Now, it’s thawing.”

“I am concerned in terms of the climate efforts that a war is the last thing you need with respect to a united effort to try to deal with the climate challenge,” Kerry told Reuters in a separate interview that same day.

“Obviously, we hope that we can compartmentalize, but it’s just made that much more difficult without any question.”

In 2021, Biden appointed Kerry to be the U.S. SPEC, a position that he invented for his old friend.

The bureaucratic role had not previously existed and did not require Senate approval.

Kerry has also been operating without regulation in the powerful position, despite blowing vast sums of taxpayer cash and making major decisions on behalf of the American people that could impact lives for generations to come.

In the role, Kerry traveled worldwide on taxpayer-funded private jets, attending high-profile climate summits and diplomatic engagements.

The jet-setting was supposedly part of a push for a global transition from fossil fuels to “green” energy alternatives.

READ MORE – John Kerry: Farmers Must Stop Growing Food to Meet ‘Net Zero’ Goals for ‘Emissions’

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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