John Kerry’s climate office rife with ties to far-left green groups
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry’s office is filled with officials who have previously held high-ranking positions at various global green energy institutions.
Kerry’s office has scooped up individuals who have had past leadership positions at groups like the United Nations Foundation, World Resources Institute, International Monetary Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council and several other major global or green organizations, according to a Fox News Digital review. The organizations have largely characterized global warming as the “climate crisis” and have pushed for a rapid global transition away from fossil fuel reliance.
“It’s not surprising — it’s essentially the same old gang,” Myron Ebell, the director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Energy and Environment, told Fox News Digital in an interview. “These are the people who have been working on and failing on these issues for decades.”
“This gang is the climate aristocracy, you might call them,” said Ebell, who led the Trump administration’s 2016 transition team on energy and environment issues.
Experts have argued that rushing away from fossil fuels will lead to higher prices and greater likelihood of blackouts during periods of high electricity demand. The federal watchdog North American Electric Reliability Corporation noted in a recent report that the majority of the U.S. faced a heightened risk of blackouts in part because of policies forcing a green transition too quickly.