Climate change advocates have just taken their efforts to a new level.
According to Politico, former Secretary of State John Kerry is currently putting together a team of high profile individuals — including former President Bill Clinton — who will look to bring to fruition the left’s climate change agenda.
On Saturday, Kerry announced the launch of a new website called “World War Zero.”
“Powerful forces are denying the climate crisis and standing in the way of policy changes that could save the planet,” the site reads. “Join World War Zero to end the climate crisis and move us toward our critical goal: achieving net-zero carbon emissions.”
According to The New York Times, a number of big names have already signed up.
Included among them are former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former Republican Govs. John Kasich and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and (of course) Hollywood figures like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ashton Kutcher. The Times referred to this as a “Star-Studded Climate Coalition” — and with the likes of Clinton, what else would you call it?
Kerry spoke with the Times about what he hopes this new group will be able to accomplish.
“We’re going to try to reach millions of people, Americans and people in other parts of the world, in order to mobilize an army of people who are going to demand action now on climate change sufficient to meet the challenge,” he said.
An Enemy of Trump
Of course, we should not be that surprised by this move. Kerry has long been a critic of President Donald Trump’s environmental policies, including his decision to remove the United States from the 2016 Paris Agreement.
Last November, Kerry went so far as to tell The Guardian that as a result of Trump’s decision, “people are going to die.”
“My kids and my grandkids are going to face a difficult world because of what Donald Trump has done,” he said. He also wrote an op-ed for the Times last year with a similar message, opining:
Future generations will measure us by whether we acted on facts, not just debated or denied them. The verdict will hang on whether we put in place policies that will drive the development and deployment of clean technologies, re-energize our economies, and tackle global climate change. Every day that goes by that we’re paralyzed by the Luddite in the White House is a day in the future that our grandchildren will suffer.
Only time will tell if this group of extremists is able to accomplish their goal of solving the “climate crisis.”