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John Kerry warns of the coming climate refugee crisis

Another day, another unmusical US official puts his foot in his mouth over the Ukraine war.

US climate czar John Kerry, who had already made chilling comments at the start of the war, did so again this week – using Ukraine’s burgeoning refugee crisis to put focus back on his cause.

“If you think migration has been a problem in Europe since the Syrian war – or even from what we’re seeing now [in Ukraine] — wait until you see 100 million people for whom all food production capacity has collapsed,” Kerry said Monday at an energy conference in Houston.

The clueless comment from the US President’s special envoy on climate change came as around 2 million people have already fled Ukraine, amid two weeks of intense Russian bombing and artillery barrages on civilian targets.

Kerry also tried to link the war to climate on Wednesday when speaking at an informal UN Security Council meeting on climate finance to keep the peace.


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Kerry said: “Instability, conflict, death [and] Destruction” in Ukraine occurs in the context of “a global existential crisis.

“We are indeed experiencing the consequences of this crisis,” he said.

In the days leading up to Moscow’s invasion last month, Kerry also said he was worried about the war lose the “attention of the big countries” to the climate crisis and that he hoped invading Russian President Vladimir Putin would share his concerns about the thawing Siberian tundra.

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More than 2 million refugees have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion.

While in an interview with the BBC he said he was concerned about “the people of Ukraine”, Kerry added that the war “obviously could have profound negative effects on the climate.

“You have a war and obviously you will have massive consequences of the war through emissions,” he said.

Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg earlier this week held an event Promoting Electric Buses – As Americans Struggle With Soaring Gas Costs

People rest at a reception center for refugees at the Ukraine-Polish border crossing in Korczowa, Poland, March 5, 2022.
People rest at a reception center for refugees at the Ukraine-Polish border crossing in Korczowa, Poland, March 5, 2022.
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President Joe Biden also tweeted Tuesday that Americans should simply focus on energy independence.

“This means tyrants like Putin can no longer weaponize fossil fuels,” he wrote.

With mail wires

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