John Kerry Urges King Charles III to Be a Climate Activist

John Kerry Urges King Charles III to Be a Climate Activist

2004 Presidential runner-up and current Biden climate czar John Kerry flew to the United Kingdom on Friday where he paid respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II, though his main focus, apparently, was to moan about climate change.

During an interview, the United States’ first special presidential convoy for the climate said that he hoped the UK’s new King, Charles III, would help in the fight against climate change.

British monarchs are meant to remain politically neutral on topics, but Kerry argued, poorly, that the climate issue is not a political one, and that it should be adopted by Charles.

“It’s not political. There’s no ideology in it. It’s not a Republican-Democrat/Tory-Labour issue. It’s a universal issue defined by science,” said Kerry, who will meet with Charles III in Scotland later this week.

“This is life or death,” he said. “I mean everybody is talking about this in the world, it’s an existential issue.”

“It doesn’t have a Tory or Labour or any other party in the world’s label on it… It’s a universal issue about the planet and he has for 50 years been ahead of the curve, speaking out, and working on approaches to deal with the challenge,” he said.

Charles III was a known climate advocate during his long tenure as prince. During a speech in Canada, he said time was “rapidly running out” to deal with climate change and biodiversity loss. “”I can only say how strongly I would encourage the leadership of the Northwest Territories to address this challenge by working alongside indigenous knowledge-keepers to restore harmony with nature,” he said.

According to Reuters, “In a TV documentary to mark his 70th birthday in 2018, Charles sought to quell fears that he would use his position to promote his favorite causes.

“The idea, somehow, that I’m going to go on in exactly the same way if I have to succeed, is complete nonsense because the two – the two situations – are completely different,” he said.” He did say, however, that his public campaigning would not continue as king. “No, it won’t” he said of his campaign. “I’m not that stupid.”


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