John Kerry: Even if U.S. & China Both Reached Zero Emissions, 'We'd Still Have a [Climate Change] Problem'

Nick Kangadis | April 22, 2021

It’ll never end. Nothing that will be done in the near or distant future concerning most partisan topics will ever be enough for the left. They will keep pushing until only the elite that subscribe to the prevailing narratives are still around.

Failed presidential candidate, former senator and current Special Presidential Envoy for Climate under President Joe Biden’s regime John Kerry sat down for a virtual interview with Washington Post opinion writer Jonathan Capehart on Wednesday to talk about “fighting climate change.”

During the interview, which was streamed live on the Washington Post Live YouTube channel, Kerry told Capehart that, “figuratively speaking,” if both the U.S. and China reached zero carbon emissions, “the world would still have a problem” unless “every country” participated in reducing their carbon footprint.

“But the challenge is this, Jonathan,” Kerry began. “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.”

Okay, here’s the thing.

Let’s say that the two biggest powers in the world, the U.S. and China, both reached zero emissions. How would that not drastically improve the quality of life for every single person in those regions of the world if climate change is such a pressing matter?

Kerry says that “we’d still have a problem.” Okay, let’s say that’s true. What would the severity of the problem be at that point if both the U.S. and China somehow reached zero emissions?

This is the problem a lot of people have with the climate change debate. People want to take care of their environment, at least their immediate environment, even the people who might not believe in climate change. But when we’re constantly told to “believe in the science,” why do they discount the scientific studies that don’t necessarily line up with their mission? Shouldn’t all science be examined until it’s valid, or is the only science that’s valid the studies that feed their narratives?

Human beings want to take care of their surroundings. But when the elitists are never anything but gloom-and-doom in their assessment of any possible future actions or outcomes, the people begin to think — even if they wholeheartedly agree with the climate change crowd — that some kind of wool is being pulled and kept over their eyes.

For video of Kerry’s comments, watch below: