It's always funny when John Kerry talks about cleaning up the environment despite the times he flies on private jets and gets massively criticized for it. But John Kerry defends the use of private jet, because how else does someone get around in a decent amount of time for all his busy meetings?
This time John Kerry says we need to get carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. He also suggests it's quite a challenge to do so.
In the meantime, the United States will join an effort to have zero emissions by 2050, as Reuters reported.
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The United States will join an international effort to achieve zero emissions by 2050 in the global shipping industry, climate envoy John Kerry announced ahead of a summit of world leaders President Joe Biden will host this week.
"We're going to look to the ocean to continue to help reduce pollution," he told a conference hosted by the Ocean Conservancy on Tuesday.
The United States will join Saudi Arabia as the only two countries to formally pledge to work toward the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) greenhouse gas strategy.
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The global sector emits 1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide each year, according to the Ocean Conservancy, on par with Germany's annual emissions.
Kerry told the conference that the United States will help deploy the technologies needed to rapidly reduce the sector's emissions.
"The technologies that we need to decarbonize shipping are known to us so they need investment and they need to be scaled up," he said. "It's incumbent on all nations to send a clear signal to the industry so they will make those investments in the near future"
Maybe John Kerry can plant more trees.
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