John Kerry, the former Democrat presidential candidate, told attendees at the WEF in Davos that they as a “select group” can come together and “save the planet” with the help of “money money money money money.”
Speaking on Tuesday, the former Obama-era Secretary of State, who currently serves under the Biden administration as the first “Special Presidential Envoy for Climate,” expressed his positive feelings at the prospect of the WEF attendees being able to create policy that would “save the planet.”
“When you start to think about it, it’s pretty extraordinary that we, a select group of human beings, because of whatever touched us at some point in our lives, are able to sit in a room and come together, and actually talk about saving the planet,” Kerry told the WEF panel.
“It’s so, almost extraterrestrial to think about quote, saving the planet, and if you said that to most people, they think you’re just a crazy tree-hugging leftie liberal, you know do-gooder or whatever, and there’s no relationship,” he added. “But really, that’s where we are.”
Kerry later stressed that the only way such a special group could be empowered to fight climate change is through large sums of money.
Such policies would likely involve citizens of Western nations either being taxed more, or encouraged to sacrifice current living standards.
At the tail end of last year, Kerry told an audience at the United Nations that the current administration was “totally supportive” of the idea of creating “reparations” for climate change, with wealthier countries financing said reparations for developing countries.
“On the loss and damage fund though, is there going to have to be US taxpayer money that helps the United States – presumably the United States is going to have to be one of the nations that contributes to the fund,” Kerry told the Washington Post’s Sally Buzbee in December.
As Valiant News reported, a previous attendee of the World Economic Forum was current House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. McCarthy noted during a panel discussion with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, that he had “dinner” with billionaire Klaus Schwab.
This news and commentary by Jack Hadfield originally appeared on Valiant News.