John Kerry on UN Climate report: “We’re in trouble. I hope everyone understands that.”
Activists fear that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is “overshadowing” the latest Climate Change report released by the United Nations.
On Monday, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a much-publicized report that painted an apocalyptic picture of the future.
The UN “report spelling out why half of humanity is in danger isn’t drawing as much attention as it might while leaders are distracted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,” UK TV channel Sky News complained. Politico also noted that the latest UN Climate report “is unlikely to get the attention it warrants” given “the urgency and desperation of the war in Ukraine.”
The alarmist UN report claims that humanity is on the brink of a disaster if no one implements their radical recommendations on a global scale. “Any further delay in concerted global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future,” the several thousand pages-long report warned. “Things are way worse than we thought,” and the “small window is closing fast,” the BBC said in its review of the report.
The IPCC report has the backing of President Joe Biden’s administration. “We’re in trouble. I hope everyone understands that” John Kerry, President Biden’s special envoy on climate change, said at a UN event coinciding with the release of the Climate report.
Reuters reported the growing worries that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is casting a shadow on the UN’s climate agenda:
As scientists readied for Monday’s release of a sobering United Nations climate report, some worried it would be overshadowed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The report – described by U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres as “an atlas of suffering” – calls for concerted efforts by governments to prepare for a warmer world. (…)
The invasion rattled participants of the virtual IPCC proceedings on Sunday morning, as political delegates and scientists held a final session after two weeks of negotiating the report’s summary for policymakers. (…)
When the invasion began last week, the Ukrainian delegation told IPCC organizers that they might pull out of the final document review if the internet or electricity went down, Schmidt said. The Ukrainians “expressed how upset they are that this will distract from the importance of our report”.
Kerry Laments Over ‘Massive Emissions’ Caused by Putin’s Invading Force
Railing against the use of fossil fuels, Kerry lamented that the rest of the world isn’t following the policies championed by the Biden White House. “Most countries have the ability to deploy very significant additional amounts of renewables and they’re not choosing to do that,” he lamented.
The comments come days after Kerry begged Russian President Putin to support his globalist Climate goals. “I hope President Putin will help us to stay on track with respect to what we need to do for the climate,” Biden’s Climate czar said on Thursday.
As the invading Russian military hits Ukrainian cities with ballistic missiles and illegal cluster bombs, Kerry worries about the harmful Carbon emissions caused by the Russians in Ukraine. “But it could have a profound negative impact on the climate, obviously. You have a war and obviously you’re going to have massive emissions consequences to the war,” he said.
Putin, busy wiping Ukraine — a European country larger than France — off the map, didn’t respond to Kerry’s desperate plea. It is unclear if the Russian despot shares the U.S. Climate Czar’s worries about global warming impacting the freezing Siberian winter.
“John Kerry: Ukraine Crisis Could Distract World from Climate Crisis”
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