On Thursday afternoon, President Joe Biden’s Climate Czar John Kerry talked about transitioning blue-collar workers into green jobs—which, of course, are yet to exist.
“This job future is not something conjured up out of anybody’s imagination. It’s the most real thing in the world,” Kerry said before quoting the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which said that “there are three jobs that will actually grow more than 50 percent this year.”
“The first is 62 percent growth in wind turbine technician. The second is nurse practitioners for obvious, unfortunate reasons. And the third is solar panel installer at 51 percent,” the climate czar continued.
“The jobs are growing there. I’m not offering that job to somebody who may feel, ‘oh my god I have a better job, I don’t want to lose that job,’ etc,” he added. “But the job market here is going to be gigantic for electricians, plumbers, pipe fitters, steel workers, heavy equipment operators—all of these people building out America’s grid and transitioning us to this new future.”
“It’s going to happen in countries all over the world and we need to make sure we’re not left behind,” Kerry claimed. “In fact, we’re leading in the creation of the new technologies, new opportunities.”
Previously, Kerry had adressed thousands of oil workers who had lost their jobs because of President Joe Biden’s “green” energy agenda.
“There certainly are oil and gas industry workers who are watching you both right now, who will hear the message that the takeaway to them is that they are seeing an end to their livelihoods. What do you say to that, particularly those people who who President Trump struck a chord with on the campaign trail when he promised to save their jobs? What is your message to them right now and also to the oil industry executives who are listening? Are you putting them on notice today?” a reporter asked the climate czar.
He replied, “The same people can do those jobs, but the choice of doing the solar power one now is a better choice.”
“What President Biden wants to do is make sure those folks have better choices, that they have alternatives, that they can be the people to go to work to make the solar panels. And, we’re making them here at home,” Kerry continued.
In reality, most of the solar panels are actually made in China, not in the U.S.
And, of course, as he advocates for renewable energy, Kerry flies around in his private jet, a single trip potentially producing much more pollution than the average person does during their whole life.
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