(JustPatriots.com)- In a recent interview, President Biden’s climate czar John Kerry was forced to defend the use of private jets by world leaders who are pushing climate change.
In interviewing Kerry for Yahoo News last week, senior climate editor Ben Adler asked Kerry whether he “recently switched” to flying commercial rather than flying private. A defensive Kerry disputed the claim that he used to fly private, nothing that it was a “misnomer.”
Kerry explained that he might have taken two private military flights to China during the pandemic, but insisted that he was “forced into that” and assured Adler that he flies “commercially.”
Adler then asked Kerry to respond to the critics who point out the hypocrisy of the world leaders who are prominent climate change advocates flying private planes to major climate events like the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Kerry insisted that these world leaders buy carbon offsets and said they work harder “than most people I know” to transition to a green economy.
Kerry argued that while there have been significant steps toward a green transition, like the Energy Department’s push for using low-carbon aviation fuels, people should remember that it would be impractical to get rid of every aircraft that relies on fossil fuel.
Last month, Fox News reported that after facing criticism over his use of a private plane, John Kerry’s family sold their Gulfstream GIV-SP to a hedge fund based in New York last summer.
Fox obtained FAA registration information via a Freedom of Information Act request that showed that the Kerry family’s private jet is no longer listed as being owned by the family’s charter firm Flying Squirrel LLC, but by AV Aviation, LLC, a firm based out of Waterbury-Oxford Airport in Connecticut.
The Kerry family’s private jet was transferred to AC Aviation on August 22, 2022, according to the FAA filings.