Will John Kerry ever stop badgering Americans about climate change?

The answer is actually yes because as it turns out, it’s no longer climate change to Biden’s Special Climate Envoy. Now the proper term is “climate crisis.” 

During the Department of Agriculture’s AIM for Climate Summit, Kerry said he’s done calling it climate change, ironically paving the way to a new term about a decade after the language transformed from what used to be referred to as global warming. 

“We’re facing record malnutrition at a time when agriculture, more than any other sector, is suffering from the impacts of the climate crisis. And I refuse to call it climate change anymore. It’s not change. It’s a crisis,” Kerry said.

The wording alteration indicates two important conclusions:

  1. The public has become too numb to the straightforward term “climate change.”
  2. “Crisis” sounds more alarming and as such… more effective marketing. 

According to Kerry, the latest crisis is agriculture, putting farmers front and center. The only way to get to net-zero emissions is to slash farm emissions. But what could be so catastrophic on America’s rural farmlands, like Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, and Texas?


Besides the fact that they are all conservative powerhouses, they all have a really dangerous farming tool: animals.

Cows let out methane emissions, also known as gas.

“Mitigating methane is the fastest way to reduce warming in the short term,” he said. “Food and agriculture can contribute to a low-methane future by improving farmer productivity and resilience. We welcome agriculture ministers participating in the implementation of the Global Methane Pledge.”

In simple terms, fighting agriculture methane means reducing animal volume. There is only one comparable substitute Kerry can offer to consumers: More lab-grown meat. 

Yet new studies reveal lab meat is even more damaging to the environment – up to 25 times more harmful. Artificial meat is grown using animal cells in two-liter plastic bottles. The process requires hundreds of disposable bottles just to make a few filets, according to reports, which present just one of the many environmental concerns. 

If one thing is for sure, it’s that Americans aren’t lightening up on meat, which has many health benefits in comparison to the “slush,” as Italy’s agriculture minister dubbed the fake meat.

If we’re going to minimize animal life due to environmental waste produced by existence, does the same mentality apply to humans? We sure hope not.