John Kerry, President Biden’s climate envoy spends most of his time telling people that their destructive habits are killing the planet. However, Kerry expects people to look the other way when it comes to his own wasteful habits, specifically his frequent use of his family’s private jet. According to data reviewed by Fox News his jet has already emitted more carbon emissions in 2021 than most vehicles do in an entire year.
Fox News reports:
A Fox News review of flight data and an industry emissions calculator found that the jet emitted an estimated 138 metric tons of carbon on trips dating from Jan. 10 to Aug. 6.
Fox News reported last week that Kerry’s family jet took at least 16 flights in 2021. With additional data, those numbers have been updated to include two flights on Aug. 6 and one on Jan. 10. Fox News previously excluded another flight because it was recorded as only 10 minutes long and had the same departure and destination location.
Based on Paramount Business Jets’ emissions calculator, the Kerry family jet’s carbon emissions would have reached an estimated 303,309 lbs. or 138 metric tons.
For comparison, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the average passenger vehicle emits 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide in a given year. It’s unclear how much more the Kerry family jet will fly this year but so far, it has racked up 30 times more than the annual amount for the average passenger vehicle.
Kerry’s private jet has taken at least 20 trips with year.