WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 22: Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and former Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House April 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
UPDATED 6:35 PM PT – Thursday, April 22, 2021
Joe Biden’s Climate Envoy John Kerry made anti-scientific remarks about CO2 at the Virtual Climate Summit. As scientists have always said, CO2 is a natural part of the Earth’s atmosphere and it serves as food for plants and trees that process CO2 into oxygen.
“Even if we get to net zero,” Kerry claimed. “We still have to get carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. So this is a bigger challenge than a lot of people have really grabbed onto.”
Kerry does not appear to know how photosynthesis works.
“Creating a net zero economy and doing it as rapidly as possible is an enormous challenge,” Kerry continued. “It will require mobilizing finance at an absolutely unprecedented level. It will require governments to help facilitate the net zero transition around the world.”
Meanwhile, Biden’s climate envoy has continued to face criticism for traveling exclusively on private jets, which emit 40 times as much carbon per passenger as commercial flights.