John Kerry: The Problem With War In Ukraine Is It’s Contributing To Climate Change
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 22: US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry arrives for an official dinner at the Presidential Elysee Palace, on the sidelines of the New Global Financial Pact Summit in Paris, France on June 22, 2023.
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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry claimed during an interview on Monday that the problem with the war in Ukraine was that it was contributing to the release of greenhouse gases that are causing climate change.

Kerry made the remarks while President Joe Biden headed to the Windsor Castle in the U.K. to “take part in a ceremony for King Charles III and host a forum focusing on clean energy strategies,” the Washington Examiner reported.

Kerry declared on MSNBC while in England, “Lots of parts of the world are exacerbating the problem right now.”

“But when you have bombs going off, and you have damage to septic tanks or to power centers, etc., you have an enormous release of greenhouse gas, of methane, you know, all of the family of greenhouse gases,” he continued. “And the result is it’s adding to the problem.”

“I’m not, you know, believe me, that’s ehhhh, the fight in Ukraine is a fight that we have to make, that the world has to make,” he said. “The values at stake are enormously important to all of us. So I’m not suggesting by any fashion, that, that this is not a fight we shouldn’t be involved in. But I am saying that there are ancillary impacts as a result of it.”


Kerry was widely mocked online over his remarks.

“John Kerry seems to think that the worst thing about the Russia-Ukraine war is the release of greenhouse gases,” attorney Will Chamberlain wrote. “I disagree. I think it’s the death and destruction.”

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley tweeted, “John Kerry tells us the problem with the war in Ukraine is the increase in greenhouse gases? You can’t make this stuff up. The end of the Biden (Harris) administration can’t come fast enough.”

“The problem with the war in Ukraine, says decrepit con man John Kerry, is that bombs are damaging septic tanks and exacerbating the made-up climate crisis,” radio host Gerry Callahan tweeted. “Wait till he hears about all the dead women and children.”

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