John Kerry, President Biden's Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, said mankind has just nine years left to "avert the worst consequences of climate crisis."
"The scientists told us three years ago we had 12 years to avert the worst consequences of climate crisis. We are now three years gone, so we have nine years left," Kerry said.
"Even if we did everything that we said we were going to do when we signed up in Paris we would see a rise in the Earth's temperature to somewhere around 3.7 degrees or more, which is catastrophic."
"There is no room for B.S. anymore," Kerry added. There's no faking it on this one."
Kerry pointed to the recent freezing temperatures in southern states like Texas as evidence of his claim.
"[E]ven though your instinct is to say, wait a minute, this is the new Ice Age...it's not," Kerry explained. "It is coming from the global warming and it threatens all the normal weather patterns."
Given Democratic politicians' history of making doomsday climate predictions in the past, some Republican lawmakers like Senator Tom Cotton (AR) teased the former Secretary of State for his most recent declaration.
🔦 The "Paris Agreement" is a climate treaty intended to lower greenhouse gas emissions that was signed by more than 180 countries in 2015. At the time, Kerry served as U.S. Secretary of State in the Obama administration.