Kerry Antarctica Trip Produces as Much CO2 -- as American Does in Year!


Locutus
#1
c'mon johntard...give us a break will ya. Lol


(Update: A reader points out that the calculations in this story are based on a first-class passenger flying commercial, whereas it would be more fitting to calculate CO2 emissions for the entire aircraft in the case of Secretary of State John Kerry’s dedicated Boeing 757. One source puts average CO2 emission for aircraft at 53.3 pounds per air mile, so Kerry’s current trip could be said to be responsible for 853.4 metric tons of CO2 – as many as 52 average Americans produce in a year.)

(CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry winged his way Monday from New Zealand to the Middle East on the next leg of what may be his longest trip yet, a journey during which America’s top diplomat will account for roughly 16.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

That’s more or less the amount of CO2 – one of the key “greenhouse gases” blamed for global warming – produced by the average American in a full year, according to World Bank data.

Climate change features prominently on Kerry’s itinerary on his current trip, an eight-day haul from Washington to New Zealand to Antarctica – where he became the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit – and on to two Arab Gulf states and then Morocco before winging to Peru and then back home.

The Antarctica visit, which included a stop at the McMurdo research station on Ross Island, was focused primarily on climate change – Kerry spoke about concerns that should a huge ice sheet break up and melt sea levels could rise by 12 feet.

The trip to Morocco is also climate-focused: Kerry will attend the U.N. climate conference in Marrakesh, where is expected to deliver a speech to an audience deeply concerned about President-elect Donald Trump’s views on climate change and the new Paris climate accord.

An imprecise calculation of the route Kerry is taking on this trip indicates he will travel around 35,300 miles, which would make it the longest of Kerry’s many journeys as secretary of state.


more terrible waste

On 1 Trip, Kerry Producing As Much CO2 as Average American Does in 1 Year (external - login to view)
 
petros
#2
Why would he care when CO2 is a non-issue?
 
EagleSmack
#3
Because he's an idiot.
 
mentalfloss
#4
Is there a reason why you guys feel this is relevant?

Is it your way of justifying a carbon tax?
 
PoliticalNick
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Is there a reason why you guys feel this is relevant?

Is it your way of justifying a carbon tax?

It highlights the hypocrisy of the libtard lefties like you.
 
Danbones
+1
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serfs pay
elites play

i think the goal may have been to sequester him there
then trump won and the aircraft leasing company wanted their jet back

Quote:

Kerry spoke about concerns that should a huge ice sheet break up and melt sea levels could rise by 12 feet.



they didn't want him talking in public during the election
 
mentalfloss
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNickView Post

It highlights the hypocrisy of the libtard lefties like you.

There's nothing hypocritical about it.
 
Jinentonix
+1
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

There's nothing hypocritical about it.

No, of course not. Producing the same amount of GHGs for an 8 day vacation as one person produces in a year while waffling on about climate change and what we need to do is the height of hypocrisy. It's 20 f*cking 16. Have none of these people ever heard of the internet and video conferencing?
 
DaSleeper
#9
Dontchano their sh*t don't stink either?
 
mentalfloss
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by JinentonixView Post

No, of course not. Producing the same amount of GHGs for an 8 day vacation as one person produces in a year while waffling on about climate change and what we need to do is the height of hypocrisy. It's 20 f*cking 16. Have none of these people ever heard of the internet and video conferencing?

Again that's not hypocritical.

It only reinforces the need for a carbon tax.

By revealing this you reveal that you support a carbon tax.
 
Locutus
#11
repeating your grift does not make it true cuck. Lol
 
mentalfloss
#12
Your passive aggressive is very revealing.

Thanks for admitting I'm right.
 
Locutus
#13
you're delusional cuck.
 
mentalfloss
#14
Yes of course, lol
 

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