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John Kerry Believes Reaching Zero Net Emissions is Not Enough

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry said reaching zero net emissions will not be enough to effectively address climate change.

Daily Mail reports:

“Even if we get to net zero, we still need to get carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere,” Kerry said. “This is a bigger challenge than a lot of people have really grabbed on to yet.”

Reducing emissions is going to be hard enough given China, the biggest global emitter of carbon dioxide emissions, is not setting an emissions cap.

While the U.S. under President Biden is taking action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions immediately, China will not limit coal use until 2026 and the earliest it is expected to reach peak emissions is sometime before 2030.

Importantly, according to the Wall Street Journal, Chinese President Xi Jinping, “stopped short of promising a carbon-emissions cap, as some climate campaigners had hoped.”

China is responsible for about 25 percent of global emissions.

Nonetheless, Kerry touted international cooperation including China.

Kerry describes the urgency of tackling climate change before President Biden’s summit.

The state of play regarding emissions puts the U.S. at a competitive disadvantage to China. The U.S. is set to do a complete overhaul of its energy production while China takes a go-slow approach.

Moreover, there is no guarantee China will keep its verbal commitments.

Americans will see energy prices skyrocket and traditional energy jobs in the oil, natural gas and coal industries will dramatically decline.

Finally, Kerry is already moving the goalposts – zero net emissions is a very aggressive, if not an unachievable, target.

Who knows what Kerry and Biden will propose to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. With Democrats, drastic actions are never enough.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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