John Kerry, the U.S. climate envoy and former secretary of state, made headlines at the Climate Change Conference in Dubai on Sunday for more than just his environmental policy. During a discussion on coal power plants, Kerry may have released a rude bodily function, causing a stir among the audience and raising questions about his own emissions.
As Kerry was passionately advocating for a ban on coal-fired power plants globally, he appeared to let out a sound that can best be described as a fart. The incident was captured on video, with viewers able to hear the unmistakable noise mid-sentence. Despite the awkward moment, Kerry continued with his speech, calling for action to be taken against the use of coal which he believes is responsible for the deaths of many people daily.
The fart heard around the world. John Kerry lets loose an audible fart during his talk at the recent COP28 climate conference in Dubai.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) December 5, 2023
The audience, either unaware of the incident or choosing to ignore it, responded with a round of applause. Sitting next to Kerry, CNN’s Abu Dhabi managing editor, Becky Anderson, quickly turned her head away and placed her hand over her mouth, possibly to suppress any reaction to the smell that may have accompanied the noise. Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency, remained composed and nodded his head in agreement with Kerry’s statement.
Despite the distraction, Kerry carried on with his remarks, emphasizing the interconnectedness of the climate crisis and public health. However, the focus soon shifted to the alleged fart and whether it was indeed true or just a moment of unfortunate timing. Larry O’Connor, a pundit from Townhall Media, did not mince words when he declared that Kerry had let loose with flatulence on an international stage. O’Connor called for Kerry to be held accountable for his actions and even suggested that he should lose his job as a result.
Apparently the extreme Left needs to investigate decreasing methane released into the atmosphere by capturing the farts of their own Marxist politicians. Leave the cows alone!
John Kerry’s climate speech at COP28 interrupted by the sound of flatulence… from his own microphone?…
— Curtis Hebert (@CurtisHebert) December 6, 2023
This incident has caused quite a stir on social media, with many speculating about the authenticity of the fart and sharing their reactions. Some have called it embarrassing for the United States and have questioned Kerry’s professionalism during such an important event. Others have pointed out the irony of a climate leader potentially contributing to air pollution with a fart.
As of now, Kerry has not addressed the incident, and it is unclear if he will. However, the controversy surrounding it has sparked a larger conversation about the use of fossil fuels and the impact they have on the environment. It has also brought to light the need for individuals, especially those in positions of power and influence, to practice what they preach when it comes to fighting climate change.