Intentions and Consequences
Shellenberger in his most recent piece on Public writes about the potential motivations behind John Kerry’s disconnect from reality.
But the main reason, I believe, is simply ideology. Kerry appears to believe that cheap solar panels and batteries make all fossil fuels unnecessary.
At the same time, Kerry knows that solar panels do not provide the fuel for his jet travel and multiple homes. And he knows that the vast majority of solar panels are made with forced labor and coal in China, because he helped prevent the Biden administration from sanctioning them.
IMO, he somewhat missed the mark here. The rest of the piece is rock solid and excellent as to be expected from the Public team.
A commenter to the piece, David, offers an alternative explanation.
It is ideology, but not the ideology you point to here. The ideology that motivates Kerry and his ilk is eugenics and power. He wants poor people to die. I’m done giving these assholes the benefit of the doubt. Look at what policies do, not at the sales pitch. Mass death, elimination of civil liberties, and upward transfers of wealth are the result of so many major policies. These are not accidents.