The United States Presidential Envoy for Climate Change may need to watch his own emissions.
During discussions on US policy regarding coal power plants at the Climate Change Conference in Dubai, John Kerry, the Biden administration’s climate envoy, found himself as an unexpected center of attention. While advocating against the construction of new coal-fired power plants, Kerry’s speech was interrupted by unexpected flatulence.
In the midst of his statement emphasizing the need to address issues causing harm to people, an unforeseen sound could be heard over the microphone. The incident seemed to pass unnoticed by the audience, who continued with applause. Becky Anderson of CNN Abu Dhabi, seated next to Kerry, subtly reacted, perhaps considering any potential impact of the noise. Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency, maintained his focus on the discussion.
Despite the interruption, Kerry continued his speech, emphasizing the interconnectedness of the climate crisis and public health. However, reactions from media personalities like Larry O’Connor of Townhall Media deemed Kerry’s alleged flatulence a source of embarrassment for the US.
O’Connor expressed concern over the incident, highlighting the international stage on which it occurred. He suggested Kerry should be held accountable for the incident, emphasizing the need for immediate action, though it’s essential to note that no official confirmation of the source of the noise was provided.